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falā
فَلَا
So (let) not
tuʿ'jib'ka
تُعْجِبْكَ
impress you
amwāluhum
أَمْوَٰلُهُمْ
their wealth
walā
وَلَآ
and not
awlāduhum
أَوْلَٰدُهُمْۚ
their children.
innamā
إِنَّمَا
Only
yurīdu
يُرِيدُ
Allah intends
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah intends
liyuʿadhibahum
لِيُعَذِّبَهُم
to punish them
bihā
بِهَا
with it
فِى
in
l-ḥayati
ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ
the life
l-dun'yā
ٱلدُّنْيَا
(of) the world,
watazhaqa
وَتَزْهَقَ
and should depart
anfusuhum
أَنفُسُهُمْ
their souls
wahum
وَهُمْ
while they
kāfirūna
كَٰفِرُونَ
(are) disbelievers.

Falaa tu'jibka amwaaluhum wa laaa awlaaduhum; innamaa yureedul laahu liyu'az zibahum bihaa fil hayaatid dunyaa wa tazhaqa anfusuhum wa hum kaafiroon

Sahih International:

So let not their wealth or their children impress you. Allah only intends to punish them through them in worldly life and that their souls should depart [at death] while they are disbelievers.

1 A. J. Arberry

So let not their possessions or their children please thee; God only desires thereby to chastise them in this present life, and that their souls should depart while they are unbelievers.

2 Abdul Haleem

So [Prophet] do not let their possessions or their children impress you: through these God intends to punish them in this world and for their souls to depart while they disbelieve.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Let not wherefore their riches and their children amaze thee. Allah intendeth only to torment them therewith in the life of the world and that their souls pass away while they are infidels.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Let not their wealth nor their (following in) sons dazzle thee; in reality Allah's plan is to punish them with these things in this life, and that their souls may perish in their (very) denial of Allah.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Let neither their riches nor their children excite your admiration. Allah only wants to chastise them through these things in the present life, and to cause them to die while they are unbelievers.

6 Ahmed Ali

Do not marvel at their wealth and children. God intends to punish them through these in the world; and their souls will depart in a state of disbelief.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So let not their riches or their children surprise you; Allah only intends to punish them in the life of this world with these things and that they die only as disbelievers.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So let not their wealth and children impress you: Allah only desires to punish them with these in the life of this world, and that their souls may depart while they are faithless.

9 Ali Ünal

Let neither their wealth nor their children impress you. God only wills thereby to punish them in the life of this world and that their souls will depart while they are unbelievers.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

So let not their riches nor their children make you wonder. Allâh only intends to punish them therewith in the present life and (that) their souls may depart while they are disbelievers.

11 English Literal

So let not their properties/wealths , and nor their children please/marvel you, but God wants to torture them with it in the life the present/worldly life, and their selves perish/vanish and (while) they are disbelieving.

12 Faridul Haque

So let not their riches or their children surprise you; Allah only intends to punish them in the life of this world with these things and that they die only as disbelievers.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Let not their wealth nor their children please you. Allah only wishes to punish them therewith in the life of this world, and that their souls may pass away while still they disbelieve.

14 Hilali & Khan

So let not their wealth or their children amaze you (O Muhammad SAW); in reality Allah's Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of the this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And nothing hinders their contributions being accepted from them, except that they disbelieve in Allah and in His Messenger and they come not to prayer except as lazy people, and they spend not but while they are reluctant.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Let not then their property and their children excite your admiration; Allah only wishes to chastise them with these in this world's life and (that) their souls may depart while they are unbelievers.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

So let not their riches nor their children please thee (O Muhammad). Allah thereby intendeth but to punish them in the life of the world and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Let not their property and children tempt you; God wants to punish them through their things in this life so that their souls will depart while they are unbelievers.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Let neither their wealth nor their children please you. Through these Allah seeks to punish them in this life, and that their souls depart while they are unbelievers.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

So let not their wealth nor their children amaze you; in reality Allah's plan is to punish them with these things in the life of this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Do not let their wealth and children impress you. For God seeks to punish them through these things in the life of this world, so that their souls shall depart while they are still denying the truth.

22 Talal Itani

Let neither their possessions nor their children impress you. God intends to torment them through them in this worldly life, and that their souls depart while they are disbelievers.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

So do not let their wealth or their children please you, that is, do not deem fair Our graces to them, for this is a [way of] drawing [them] on by degrees [to punish them]; God only desires thereby to chastise them in the life of this world, by way of the hardship that they encounter in amassing such [wealth and children] and the calamities [they suffer] as a result thereof; and that their souls should depart while they are disbelievers, so He punishes them in the Hereafter with the worst punishment.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah says to His Messenger,

فَلَ تُعْجِبْكَ أَمْوَالُهُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُهُمْ

So let not their wealth nor their children amaze you...

In similar Ayat, Allah said,

وَلَا تَمُدَّنَّ عَيْنَيْكَ إِلَى مَا مَتَّعْنَا بِهِ أَزْوَجاً مِّنْهُمْ زَهْرَةَ الْحَيَوةِ الدُّنْيَا لِنَفْتِنَهُمْ فِيهِ وَرِزْقُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى

And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them, the splendor of the life of this world, that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting. (20;131)

and,

أَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّمَا نُمِدُّهُمْ بِهِ مِن مَّالٍ وَبَنِينَ

نُسَارِعُ لَهُمْ فِى الْخَيْرَتِ بَل لاَّ يَشْعُرُونَ

Do they think that in wealth and children with which We enlarge them. We hasten unto them with good things. Nay, but they perceive not. (23;55-56)

Allah said next,

إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللّهُ لِيُعَذِّبَهُم بِهَا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا

in reality Allah's plan is to punish them with these things in the life of this world,

According to the meaning given by Al-Hasan Al-Basri.

by taking the Zakah due on their money from them and spending it in Allah's cause,

Allah's statement,

وَتَزْهَقَ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَهُمْ كَافِرُونَ



and that their souls shall depart while they are disbelievers.

means, so that when Allah brings death to them, they will still be disbelievers, to make matters worse for them and the torment more severe.

We seek refuge from such an end, which includes being led astray gradually by these things which they have