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illā
إِلَّا
Except
مَا
what
shāa
شَآءَ
wills
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُۚ
Allah
innahu
إِنَّهُۥ
Indeed, He
yaʿlamu
يَعْلَمُ
knows
l-jahra
ٱلْجَهْرَ
the manifest
wamā
وَمَا
and what
yakhfā
يَخْفَىٰ
is hidden.

Illaa maa shaaa'al laah; innahoo ya'lamul jahra wa maa yakhfaa

Sahih International:

Except what Allah should will. Indeed, He knows what is declared and what is hidden.

1 A. J. Arberry

save what God wills; surely He knows what is spoken aloud and what is hidden.

2 Abdul Haleem

unless God wishes; He knows both what is open and what is hidden––

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Save that which Allah may will. Verily He knoweth the public and that which is hidden.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Except as Allah wills; For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

except what Allah should wish. He knows all that is manifest and all that is hidden.

6 Ahmed Ali

Unless God may please. He knows the visible and knows what is hidden.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Except what Allah wills; indeed He knows all the evident and all the concealed.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

except what Allah may wish. Indeed, He knows the open and what is hidden.

9 Ali Ünal

Except what God wills. Surely He knows all that is manifest and all that is hidden (including your outward and inward states).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Except whatever (other things which) Allâh will (and which things you are apt to forget as a human being). Indeed He knows all that is manifest and all that is hidden.

11 English Literal

Except what God willed/wanted/intended, that He truly knows the declared/publicized and what hides.

12 Faridul Haque

Except what Allah wills; indeed He knows all the evident and all the concealed.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Save what Allah wills. Verily, Lo! He knows the open and the hidden;

14 Hilali & Khan

Except what Allah, may will, He knows what is apparent and what is hidden.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And We shall make thy way smooth to a state of ease.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Except what Allah pleases, surely He knows the manifest, and what is hidden.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Save that which Allah willeth. Lo! He knoweth the disclosed and that which still is hidden;

18 Muhammad Sarwar

unless God wills it to be otherwise. He knows all that is made public and all that remains hidden.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

except what Allah wills, surely, He knows all that is (spoken) aloud and what is hidden.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Except what Allah may will He knows what is apparent and what is hidden.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

except whatever God wills; He knows both what is manifest and what is hidden --

22 Talal Itani

Except what God wills. He knows what is declared, and what is hidden.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

except what God may will, that you forget, by abrogating its recitation and its ruling -- the Prophet (s) used to recite aloud while Gabriel recited, fearing to forget, and so it is as though it was said to him, `Do not hasten in it; you will not forget and so do not weary yourself by reciting it aloud'; assuredly He, exalted be He, knows what is overt, of words and deeds, and what is hidden, of both of these.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

إِلاَّ مَا شَاء اللَّهُ


Except what Allah may will.

Qatadah said,

"The Prophet did not forget anything except what Allah willed."

It has been said that the meaning of Allah's statement,
فَلَ تَنسَى
(so you shall not forget,) is,

"do not forget"

and that which would be abrogated, is merely an exception to this.

Meaning, `do not forget what We teach you to recite, except what Allah wills, which He removes and there is no sin on your leaving it off (not retaining it).'

Concerning Allah's statement,

إِنَّهُ يَعْلَمُ الْجَهْرَ وَمَا يَخْفَى




He knows what is apparent and what is hidden.

meaning, He knows what the creatures do openly and what they hide, whether it be statements or deeds. None of that is hidden from Him.

Then Allah says,

وَنُيَسِّرُكَ لِلْيُسْرَى