MARYAM (81-98)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.  


YUSUFALI: And they have taken (for worship) gods other than Allah, to give them power and glory!
PICKTHAL: And they have chosen (other) gods beside Allah that they may be a power for them.
SHAKIR: And they have taken gods besides Allah, that they should be to them a source of strength;


YUSUFALI: Instead, they shall reject their worship, and become adversaries against them.
PICKTHAL: Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and become opponents unto them.
SHAKIR: By no means! They shall soon deny their worshipping them, and they shall be adversaries to them.


YUSUFALI: Seest thou not that We have set the Evil Ones on against the unbelievers, to incite them with fury?
PICKTHAL: Seest thou not that We have set the devils on the disbelievers to confound them with confusion?
SHAKIR: Do you not see that We have sent the Shaitans against the unbelievers, inciting them by incitement?


YUSUFALI: So make no haste against them, for We but count out to them a (limited) number (of days).
PICKTHAL: So make no haste against them (O Muhammad). We do but number unto them a sum (of days).
SHAKIR: Therefore be not in haste against them, We only number out to them a number (of days).


YUSUFALI: The day We shall gather the righteous to (Allah) Most Gracious, like a band presented before a king for honours,
PICKTHAL: On the day when We shall gather the righteous unto the Beneficent, a goodly company.
SHAKIR: The day on which We will gather those who guard (against evil) to the Beneficent Allah to receive honors


YUSUFALI: And We shall drive the sinners to Hell, like thirsty cattle driven down to water,-
PICKTHAL: And drive the guilty unto hell, a weary herd,
SHAKIR: And We will drive the guilty to hell thirsty


YUSUFALI: None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as has received permission (or promise) from (Allah) Most Gracious.
PICKTHAL: They will have no power of intercession, save him who hath made a covenant with his Lord.
SHAKIR: They shall not control intercession, save he who has made a covenant with the Beneficent Allah.


YUSUFALI: They say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!"
PICKTHAL: And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son.
SHAKIR: And they say: The Beneficent Allah has taken (to Himself) a son.


YUSUFALI: Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!
PICKTHAL: Assuredly ye utter a disastrous thing
SHAKIR: Certainly you have made an abominable assertion


YUSUFALI: At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin,
PICKTHAL: Whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins,
SHAKIR: The heavens may almost be rent thereat, and the earth cleave asunder, and the mountains fall down in pieces,


YUSUFALI: That they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious.
PICKTHAL: That ye ascribe unto the Beneficent a son,
SHAKIR: That they ascribe a son to the Beneficent Allah.


YUSUFALI: For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son.
PICKTHAL: When it is not meet for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should choose a son.
SHAKIR: And it is not worthy of the Beneficent Allah that He should take (to Himself) a son.


YUSUFALI: Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (Allah) Most Gracious as a servant.
PICKTHAL: There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave.
SHAKIR: There is no one in the heavens and the earth but will come to the Beneficent Allah as a servant.


YUSUFALI: He does take an account of them (all), and hath numbered them (all) exactly.
PICKTHAL: Verily He knoweth them and numbereth them with (right) numbering.
SHAKIR: Certainly He has a comprehensive knowledge of them and He has numbered them a (comprehensive) numbering.


YUSUFALI: And everyone of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgment.
PICKTHAL: And each one of them will come unto Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone.
SHAKIR: And every one of them will come to Him on the day of resurrection alone.


YUSUFALI: On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love.
PICKTHAL: Lo! those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love.
SHAKIR: Surely (as for) those who believe and do good deeds for t them will Allah bring about love.


YUSUFALI: So have We made the (Qur'an) easy in thine own tongue, that with it thou mayest give Glad Tidings to the righteous, and warnings to people given to contention.
PICKTHAL: And We make (this Scripture) easy in thy tongue, (O Muhammad) only that thou mayst bear good tidings therewith unto those who ward off (evil), and warn therewith the froward folk.
SHAKIR: So We have only made it easy in your tongue that you may give good news thereby to those who guard (against evil) and warn thereby a vehemently contentious people.


YUSUFALI: But how many (countless) generations before them have We destroyed? Canst thou find a single one of them (now) or hear (so much as) a whisper of them?
PICKTHAL: And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Canst thou (Muhammad) see a single man of them, or hear from them the slightest sound?
SHAKIR: And how many a generation have We destroyed before them! Do you see any one of them or hear a sound of them?