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a lion?

Farrat min qaswarah

Sahih International:

Fleeing from a lion?

1 A. J. Arberry

fleeing -- before a lion?

2 Abdul Haleem

fleeing from a lion?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Fleeing away from a lion.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Fleeing from a lion!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

fleeing from a lion?

6 Ahmed Ali

Fleeing from a lion?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Fleeing away from a lion.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

fleeing from a lion?

9 Ali Ünal

Fleeing from a lion!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Running away from a lion?

11 English Literal

It escaped/fled from cruelty/a lion .

12 Faridul Haque

Fleeing away from a lion.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Fleeing from a lion?

14 Hilali & Khan

Fleeing from a hunter, or a lion, or a beast of prey.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Fleeing from a lion?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

That had fled from a lion?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Fleeing from a lion?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

running away from a lion?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

fleeing before a lion?

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Fleeing from a Qaswarah.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

fleeing from a lion?

22 Talal Itani

Fleeing from a lion?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

fleeing from a lion?, that is to say, fleeing from it with absolute fright.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

As if they were wild donkeys. Fleeing from a Qaswarah.

meaning, as if they were fleeing from the truth and turning away from it, like a wild donkey when it flees from something that is trying to catch it, like a lion.

This was said by Abu Hurayrah.

Hammad bin Salamah reported from `Ali bin Zayd who reported from Yusuf bin Mihran who narrated that Ibn `Abbas said,

"It (Qaswarah) is the lion in the Arabic language. It is called Qaswarah in the Abyssinian language, Sher in the Persian language and Awba in the Nabtiyyah (Nabatean) language."

Concerning Allah's statement,

بَلْ يُرِيدُ كُلُّ امْرِيٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُوْتَى صُحُفًا مُّنَشَّرَةً