AL-GHAFIR (31-40)

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

040.031

YUSUFALI: "Something like the fate of the People of Noah, the 'Ad, and the Thamud, and those who came after them: but Allah never wishes injustice to his Servants.
PICKTHAL: A plight like that of Noah's folk, and A'ad and Thamud, and those after them, and Allah willeth no injustice for (His) slaves.
SHAKIR: The like of what befell the people of Nuh and Ad and Samood and those after them, and Allah does not desire injustice for (His) servants;

040.032

YUSUFALI: "And O my people! I fear for you a Day when there will be Mutual calling (and wailing),-
PICKTHAL: And, O my people! Lo! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,
SHAKIR: And, O my people! I fear for you the day of calling out,

040.033

YUSUFALI: "A Day when ye shall turn your backs and flee: No defender shall ye have from Allah: Any whom Allah leaves to stray, there is none to guide...
PICKTHAL: A day when ye will turn to flee, having no preserver from Allah: and he whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
SHAKIR: The day on which you will turn back retreating; there shall be no savior for you from Allah, and whomsoever Allah causes to err, there is no guide for him:

040.034

YUSUFALI: "And to you there came Joseph in times gone by, with Clear Signs, but ye ceased not to doubt of the (Mission) for which he had come: At length, when he died, ye said: 'No messenger will Allah send after him.' thus doth Allah leave to stray such as transgress and live in doubt,-
PICKTHAL: And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet ye ceased not to be in doubt concerning what he brought you till, when he died, ye said: Allah will not send any messenger after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a doubter.
SHAKIR: And certainly Yusuf came to you before with clear arguments, but you ever remained in doubt as to what he brought; until when he died, you said: Allah will never raise a messenger after him. Thus does Allah cause him to err who is extravagant, a doubter

040.035

YUSUFALI: "(Such) as dispute about the Signs of Allah, without any authority that hath reached them, grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah, seal up every heart - of arrogant and obstinate Transgressors."
PICKTHAL: Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without any warrant that hath come unto them, it is greatly hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of those who believe. Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant, disdainful heart.
SHAKIR: Those who dispute concerning the communications of Allah without any authority that He has given them; greatly hated is it by Allah and by-those who believe. Thus does Allah set a seal over the heart of every proud, haughty one.

040.036

YUSUFALI: Pharaoh said: "O Haman! Build me a lofty palace, that I may attain the ways and means-
PICKTHAL: And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may reach the roads,
SHAKIR: And Firon said: O Haman! build for me a tower that I may attain the means of access,

040.037

YUSUFALI: "The ways and means of (reaching) the heavens, and that I may mount up to the god of Moses: But as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!" Thus was made alluring, in Pharaoh's eyes, the evil of his deeds, and he was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to nothing but perdition (for him).
PICKTHAL: The roads of the heavens, and may look upon the god of Moses, though verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh, and he was debarred from the (right) way. The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.
SHAKIR: The means of access to the heavens, then reach the god of Musa, and I surely think him to be a liar. And thus the evil of his deed was made fairseeming to Firon, and he was turned away from the way; and the struggle of Firon was not (to end) in aught but destruction.

040.038

YUSUFALI: The man who believed said further: "O my people! Follow me: I will lead you to the Path of Right.
PICKTHAL: And he who believed said: O my people! Follow me. I will show you the way of right conduct.
SHAKIR: And he who believed said: O my people! follow me, I will guide you to the right course;

040.039

YUSUFALI: "O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is the Hereafter that is the Home that will last.
PICKTHAL: O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing comfort, and lo! the Hereafter, that is the enduring home.
SHAKIR: O my people! this life of the world is only a (passing) enjoyment, and surely the hereafter is the abode to settle;

040.040

YUSUFALI: "He that works evil will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous deed - whether man or woman - and is a Believer- such will enter the Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance without measure.
PICKTHAL: Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, (all) such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.
SHAKIR: Whoever does an evil, he shall not be recompensed (with aught) but the like of it, and whoever does good, whether male or female, and he is a believer, these shall enter the garden, in which they shall be given sustenance without measure.

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