AL-SHUARA (111-120)

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


YUSUFALI: They said: "Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?"
PICKTHAL: They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lowest (of the people) follow thee?
SHAKIR: They said: Shall we believe in you while the meanest follow you?


YUSUFALI: He said: "And what do I know as to what they do?
PICKTHAL: He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in the past)?
SHAKIR: He said: And what knowledge have I of what they do?


YUSUFALI: "Their account is only with my Lord, if ye could (but) understand.
PICKTHAL: Lo! their reckoning is my Lord's concern, if ye but knew;
SHAKIR: Their account is only with my Lord, if you could perceive


YUSUFALI: "I am not one to drive away those who believe.
PICKTHAL: And I am not (here) to repulse believers.
SHAKIR: And I am not going to drive away the believers;


YUSUFALI: "I am sent only to warn plainly in public."
PICKTHAL: I am only a plain warner.
SHAKIR: I am naught but a plain warner.


YUSUFALI: They said: "If thou desist not, O Noah! thou shalt be stoned (to death)."
PICKTHAL: They said: If thou cease not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be among those stoned (to death).
SHAKIR: They said: If you desist not, O Nuh, you shall most certainly be of those stoned to death.


YUSUFALI: He said: "O my Lord! truly my people have rejected me.
PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Lo! my own folk deny me.
SHAKIR: He said: My Lord! Surely my people give me the lie!


YUSUFALI: "Judge Thou, then, between me and them openly, and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me."
PICKTHAL: Therefor judge Thou between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.
SHAKIR: Therefore judge Thou between me and them with a (just) judgment, and deliver me and those who are with me of the believers.


YUSUFALI: So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures).
PICKTHAL: And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.
SHAKIR: So We delivered him and those with him in the laden ark.


YUSUFALI: Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind.
PICKTHAL: Then afterward We drowned the others.
SHAKIR: Then We drowned the rest afterwards