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kullu
كُلُّ
Every
nafsin
نَفْسٍۭ
soul,
bimā
بِمَا
for what
kasabat
كَسَبَتْ
it has earned,
rahīnatun
رَهِينَةٌ
(is) pledged,

Kullu nafsim bim kasabat raheenah

Sahih International:

Every soul, for what it has earned, will be retained

1 A. J. Arberry

Every soul shall be pledged for what it has earned,

2 Abdul Haleem

Every soul is held in pledge for its deeds,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Every soul will be a pledge for that which it hath earned,

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Each one is a hostage to one's deeds,

6 Ahmed Ali

Every soul is pledged to what it does,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Every soul is mortgaged for its own deeds.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Every soul is hostage to what it has earned,

9 Ali Ünal

Every person is held in pledge for what he earns (through his deeds),

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Every soul is bound to pay for its deeds.

11 English Literal

Every/each self with what (it) earned/gained/acquired (is) accountable .

12 Faridul Haque

Every soul is mortgaged for its own deeds.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Every soul is held in pledge for its own deeds,

14 Hilali & Khan

Every person is a pledge for what he has earned,

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Every soul is held in pledge for what it earns,

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Every soul is held in pledge for what it earns,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds;

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Every soul will be in captivity for its deeds

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Each soul is held in pledge for what it earns,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Every person is a pledge for what he has earned,

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Every soul is held in pledge against its own deeds,

22 Talal Itani

Every soul is hostage to what it has earned.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Every soul is held to ransom by what it earns, [it is] ransomed and requited for its deeds with the Fire,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

What will take place in the Discussion between the People of Paradise and the People of the Hellfire

Allah informs that,

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ رَهِينَةٌ




Every person is a pledge for what he has earned,

meaning, bound to his deed on the Day of Judgement.

Ibn `Abbas and others have said this.

إِلاَّ أَصْحَابَ الْيَمِينِ