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ittabiʿū
ٱتَّبِعُوا۟
Follow
مَآ
what
unzila
أُنزِلَ
has been revealed
ilaykum
إِلَيْكُم
to you
min
مِّن
from
rabbikum
رَّبِّكُمْ
your Lord,
walā
وَلَا
and (do) not
tattabiʿū
تَتَّبِعُوا۟
follow
min
مِن
from
dūnihi
دُونِهِۦٓ
beside Him
awliyāa
أَوْلِيَآءَۗ
any allies.
qalīlan
قَلِيلًا
Little
مَّا
what
tadhakkarūna
تَذَكَّرُونَ
you remember.

Ittabi'oo maaa unzila 'ilaikum mir Rabbikum wa laa tattabi'oo min dooniheee awliyaaa'; qaleelam maa tazakkaroon

Sahih International:

Follow, [O mankind], what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow other than Him any allies. Little do you remember.

1 A. J. Arberry

Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and follow no friends other than He; little do you remember.

2 Abdul Haleem

‘Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord; do not follow other masters beside Him. How seldom you take heed!’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Follow that which is sent down toward you from your Lord, and follow not any patrons beside Him; yet little ye are admonished.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

[O men!] Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord and follow no masters other than Him. Little are you admonished.

6 Ahmed Ali

Follow what has been revealed to you by your Lord, and do not follow any other lord apart from Him. Yet little do you care to remember.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

O mankind, follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow other administrators, abandoning this (the Holy Qur’an); very little do you understand.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow any masters besides Him. Little is the admonition that you take!

9 Ali Ünal

Follow what has been sent down to you (O humankind) from your Lord, and, do not follow as confidants and guardians other than Him. How little you reflect and take heed!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(People!) follow (the Message) which has been revealed to you by your Lord and follow no patrons (as you assume them to be), apart from Allâh. How little heed you pay to admonition!

11 English Literal

Follow what was descended to you from your Lord, and do not follow from other than Him guardians ,little (is) what you remember/glorify .

12 Faridul Haque

O mankind, follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow other administrators, abandoning this (the Holy Qur’an); very little do you understand.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord, and follow not beside Him other patrons; little is it that you remember (of admonition).

14 Hilali & Khan

[Say (O Muhammad SAW) to these idolaters (pagan Arabs) of your folk:] Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Quran and Prophet Muhammad's Sunnah), and follow not any Auliya' (protectors and helpers, etc. who order you to associate partners in worship with Allah), besides Him (Allah). Little do you remember!

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

A Book revealed to thee -- so let there be no straitness in thy breast concerning it -- that thou mayest warn thereby, and a Reminder to the believers.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow guardians besides Him, how little do you mind.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

(Saying): Follow that which is sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow no protecting friends beside Him. Little do ye recollect!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

(People), follow whatever is revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow other guardians besides Him. However, you pay very little attention (to Our words)

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Follow that which is sent down to you from your Lord and do not follow guardians other than Him; little do you remember.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any Awliya' (protectors), besides Him (Allah). Little do you remember!

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Follow what has been sent down to you by your Lord and do not follow any protector other than Him. How seldom you take heed.

22 Talal Itani

Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord, and do not follow other masters beside Him. Little you recollect.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Say to them; Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord, namely, the Qur'n, and do not follow, [do not] take, beside Him, namely, God, in other words, other than Him, any patrons, obeying them in disobedience of Him, exalted be He. Little do you remember (read tadhakkarn or yadhakkarn, `[little] are you or they admonished'; the original t' [of tatadhakkarn] has been assimilated with the dhl; a variant reading has tadhkurn; the m [of qallan m, `little'] is extra, merely emphasising the `littleness').

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

اتَّبِعُواْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ

Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord,

meaning, follow and imitate the unlettered Prophet, who brought you a Book that was revealed for you, from the Lord and master of everything.

وَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاء

and follow not any Awliya', besides Him (Allah),

meaning, do not disregard what the Messenger brought you and follow something else, for in this case, you will be deviating from Allah's judgment to the decision of someone else.

Allah's statement,

قَلِيلً مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ



Little do you remember!

is similar to,

وَمَأ أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُوْمِنِينَ

And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly. (12;103)

and;

وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِى الاٌّرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ


And if you obey most of those on the earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah's path. (6;116)

and,

وَمَا يُوْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللَّهِ إِلاَّ وَهُمْ مُّشْرِكُونَ

And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners unto Him. (12;106)