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wakadhālika
وَكَذَٰلِكَ
And thus
nuwallī
نُوَلِّى
We make friends,
baʿḍa
بَعْضَ
some (of)
l-ẓālimīna
ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
the wrongdoers
baʿḍan
بَعْضًۢا
(to) others
bimā
بِمَا
for what
kānū
كَانُوا۟
they used to
yaksibūna
يَكْسِبُونَ
earn.

Wa kazaalika nuwallee ba'daz zaalimeena ba'dam bimaa kaanoo yaksiboon

Sahih International:

And thus will We make some of the wrongdoers allies of others for what they used to earn.

1 A. J. Arberry

So We make the evildoers friends of each other for what they have earned.

2 Abdul Haleem

In this way, We make some evildoers have power over others through their misdeeds.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And thus We shall keep some of the wrong-doers close to others for that which they were wont to earn.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Thus do we make the wrong-doers turn to each other, because of what they earn.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

In this manner We shall make the wrong-doers friends of each other (in the Hereafter) because they earned (evil together in the world).

6 Ahmed Ali

Thus do We place some sinners over others as requital for their deeds.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And similarly We empower some of the oppressors over others – the recompense of their deeds.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

That is how We make the wrongdoers one another’s friends because of what they used to earn.

9 Ali Ünal

In this manner We cause the wrongdoers to befriend and help one another (with seduction and sinning) because of what they are engaged in earning.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

In the like manner do We let some of the unjust have power one over another because of their (wrongful) deeds.

11 English Literal

And like that We appoint/enable some (of) the unjust/oppressors (over) some, because (of) what they (were) earning/gathering .

12 Faridul Haque

And similarly We empower some of the oppressors over others - the recompense of their deeds.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Thus do We make some of the wrongdoers patrons of one another, because of what they earn.

14 Hilali & Khan

And thus We do make the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.) Auliya' (supporters and helpers) one to another (in committing crimes etc.), because of that which they used to earn.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And on the day when He will gather them all together: O assembly of jinn, you took away a great part of men. And their friends from among men will say: Our Lord, some of us profited by others and we have reached our appointed term which Thou didst appoint for us. He will say: The Fire is your abode -- you shall abide therein, except as Allah please. Surely thy Lord is Wise, Knowing.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And thus do We make some of the iniquitous to befriend others on account of what they earned.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Thus do We make the unjust friends of one another because of their evil deeds.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

So We make the harmdoers guides of each other for what they have earned.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And thus We do make the wrongdoers supporters of one another, because of that which they used to earn.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

And in like manner We shall keep the wrongdoers close to others as a punishment for their misdeeds.

22 Talal Itani

Thus We make some of the wrongdoers befriend one another, because of what they used to do.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

So, just as We let the rebels from among mankind and jinn enjoy one another, We let some of the evildoers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn, of acts of disobedience.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Wrongdoers Are the Supporters of Each other

Allah says;

وَكَذَلِكَ نُوَلِّي بَعْضَ الظَّالِمِينَ بَعْضًا بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ



And thus We do make the wrongdoers supporters of one another, because of that which they used to earn.

Ma`mar said that Qatadah commented on this Ayah,

"Allah makes the wrongdoers supporters for each other in the Fire by following one another into it."

Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam commented on Allah's statement,
وَكَذَلِكَ نُوَلِّي بَعْضَ الظَّالِمِينَ بَعْضًا
(And thus We do make the wrongdoers supporters of one another),

"It refers to the wrongdoers of the Jinns and mankind."

He then recited,

وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَـنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَاناً فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ


And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah), We appoint for him Shaytan to be a companion to him. (43;36)

He said next -- concerning the meaning of the Ayah;

"We appoint the wrongdoer of the Jinns over the wrongdoer of mankind."

A poet once said,

"There is no hand, but Allah's Hand is above it, and no wrongdoer but will be tested by another wrongdoer."

The meaning of this honorable Ayah thus becomes;

`Just as We made this losing group of mankind supporters of the Jinns that misguided them, We also appoint the wrongdoers over one another, destroy them by the hands of one another, and take revenge from them with one another. This is the just recompense for their injustice and transgression.