The Qur'an

Al Kahf (The cave) - الكهف

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Tafsirs
Arabic
وَيَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَن ذِى ٱلْقَرْنَيْنِ ۖ قُلْ سَأَتْلُوا۟ عَلَيْكُم مِّنْهُ ذِكْرًا
Ahmad Ali
They ask you about Dhu'l-Qarnain.
Ali Qarai
They question you concerning Dhul Qarnayn. Say, ‘I will relate to you an account of him.’
Amhad Khan
And they ask you regarding Zul-Qarnain; say, “I shall recite his story to you.”
Arberry
They will question thee concerning Dhool Karnain. Say: 'I will recite to you a mention of him.
Corpus
And they ask you about Dhul-qarnain. Say, "I will recite to you about him a remembrance."
Daryabadi
And they ask thee of Zul Qarnain. Say thou: shall recite unto you of him some mention.
Hilali & Khan
And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnain. Say: "I shall recite to you something of his story."
Maududi
(O Muhammad), they ask you about Dhu al-Qarnayn. Say: "I will give you an account of him."
Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), they will ask you about Dhu 'l-Qarnayn. Say, "I shall tell you something about him".
Muhammad Shakir
And they ask you about Zulqarnain. Say: I will recite to you an account of him.
Pickthall
They will ask thee of Dhu'l-Qarneyn. Say: I shall recite unto you a remembrance of him.
Qaribullah
They will ask you about ThulKarnain (the pious and chosen). Say: 'I will recite to you something of his story.
Sahih Intl
And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, "I will recite to you about him a report."
Talal Itani
And they ask you about Zul-Qarnain. Say, “I will tell you something about him.”
Transliteration
Wayasaloonaka AAan thee alqarnayni qul saatloo AAalaykum minhu thikran
Wahihuddin Khan
They will ask you about Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Say, "I will give you an account of him."
Yusuf Ali
They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain. Say, "I will rehearse to you something of his story."
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Arabic
إِنَّا مَكَّنَّا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍ سَبَبًا
Ahmad Ali
Say: "I will cite before you his commemoration." We gave him authority in the land and means of accomplishing every end.
Ali Qarai
Indeed We had granted him power in the land and given him the means to all things.
Amhad Khan
Indeed We gave him authority in the land and bestowed him the means of everything.
Arberry
We established him in the land, and We gave him a way to everything;
Corpus
Indeed, We [We] established [for] him in the earth, and We gave him of every thing a means.
Daryabadi
Verily We! We established him in the earth, and vouchsafed unto him of everything a way.
Hilali & Khan
Verily, We established him in the earth, and We gave him the means of everything.
Maududi
We granted him power in the land and endowed him with all kinds of resources.
Muhammad Sarwar
We had given him great power in the land and all kinds of resources.
Muhammad Shakir
Surely We established him in the land and granted him means of access to every thing.
Pickthall
Lo! We made him strong in the land and gave him unto every thing a road.
Qaribullah
We established him in the land and gave him means to all things.
Sahih Intl
Indeed We established him upon the earth, and We gave him to everything a way.
Talal Itani
We established him on earth, and gave him all kinds of means.
Transliteration
Inna makkanna lahu fee alardi waataynahu min kulli shayin sababan
Wahihuddin Khan
We established him in the land, and gave him the means to achieve all things.
Yusuf Ali
Verily We established his power on earth, and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends.
18.85
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Arabic
فَأَتْبَعَ سَبَبًا
Ahmad Ali
So he followed a certain road
Ali Qarai
So he directed a means.
Amhad Khan
He therefore pursued a purpose.
Arberry
and he followed a way
Corpus
So he followed a course
Daryabadi
Then he followed a way.
Hilali & Khan
So he followed a way.
Maududi
He set out (westwards) on an expedition,
Muhammad Sarwar
With these he traveled
Muhammad Shakir
So he followed a course.
Pickthall
And he followed a road
Qaribullah
He journeyed on a way
Sahih Intl
So he followed a way
Talal Itani
He pursued a certain course.
Transliteration
FaatbaAAa sababan
Wahihuddin Khan
He travelled on a certain road;
Yusuf Ali
One (such) way he followed,
18.86
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Hadiths
Arabic
حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِى عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍ وَوَجَدَ عِندَهَا قَوْمًا ۗ قُلْنَا يَٰذَا ٱلْقَرْنَيْنِ إِمَّآ أَن تُعَذِّبَ وَإِمَّآ أَن تَتَّخِذَ فِيهِمْ حُسْنًا
Ahmad Ali
Till he reached the point of the setting sun, and saw it set behind a muddy lake, and near it found a people. We said: "O Dhu'l-Qarnain, you may either punish them or treat them with kindness."
Ali Qarai
When he reached the place where the sun sets, he found it setting over a warm sea, and by it he found a people. We said, ‘O Dhul Qarnayn! You will either punish them, or treat them with kindness.’
Amhad Khan
To the extent that when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a nation there; We said, “O Zul-Qarnain – either punish them or choose kindness for them.”
Arberry
until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and he found nearby a people. We said, 'O Dhool Karnain, either thou shalt chastise them, or thou shalt take towards them a way of kindness.'
Corpus
Until, when he reached (the) setting place (of) the sun, he found it setting in a spring (of) dark mud, and he found near it a community. We said, "O Dhul-qarnain! Either [that] you punish or [that] you take [in] them (with) goodness."
Daryabadi
Until when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he perceived it setting in a miry spring, and he found beside it a nation. We said: Zul Qarnian! either chastise them or take in respect of them the way of kindness.
Hilali & Khan
Until, when he reached the setting place of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of black muddy (or hot) water. And he found near it a people. We (Allah) said (by inspiration): "O Dhul-Qarnain! Either you punish them, or treat them with kindness."
Maududi
until when he reached the very limits where the sun sets, he saw it setting in dark turbid waters; and nearby he met a people. We said: "O Dhu al-Qarnayn, you have the power to punish or to treat them with kindness."
Muhammad Sarwar
to the West where he found the sun setting into a warm source (spring) of water and a people living near by. We asked him, "Dhu 'l-Qarnayn, you may punish them or treat them with kindness?"
Muhammad Shakir
Until when he reached the place where the sun set, he found it going down into a black sea, and found by it a people. We said: O Zulqarnain! either give them a chastisement or do them a benefit.
Pickthall
Till, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a people thereabout. We said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Either punish or show them kindness.
Qaribullah
until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and nearby he found a nation. 'ThulKarnain' We said, 'you must either punish them or show them kindness'
Sahih Intl
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. Allah said, "O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish [them] or else adopt among them [a way of] goodness."
Talal Itani
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a murky spring, and found a people in its vicinity. We said, “O Zul-Qarnain, you may either inflict a penalty, or else treat them kindly.”
Transliteration
Hatta itha balagha maghriba alshshamsi wajadaha taghrubu fee AAaynin hamiatin wawajada AAindaha qawman qulna ya tha alqarnayni imma an tuAAaththiba waimma an tattakhitha feehim husnan
Wahihuddin Khan
until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of murky water and near it he found some people. We said, "Dhu'l-Qarnayn! You can either punish them or else you can treat them with gentleness."
Yusuf Ali
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."
18.87
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Arabic
قَالَ أَمَّا مَن ظَلَمَ فَسَوْفَ نُعَذِّبُهُۥ ثُمَّ يُرَدُّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ فَيُعَذِّبُهُۥ عَذَابًا نُّكْرًا
Ahmad Ali
He said: "I shall punish whosoever is wicked. He will then be sent back to his Lord who will inflict on him a terrible punishment.
Ali Qarai
He said, ‘As for him who is a wrongdoer, we will punish him. Then he shall be returned to his Lord and He will punish him with a dire punishment.
Amhad Khan
He submitted, “Regarding one who has done injustice, we shall soon punish him – he will then be brought back to his Lord, Who will punish him severely.”
Arberry
He said, 'As for the evildoer, him we shall chastise, then he shall be returned to his Lord and He shall chastise him with a horrible chastisement.
Corpus
He said, "As for (one) who wrongs, then soon we will punish him. Then he will be returned to his Lord, and He will punish him (with) a punishment terrible.
Daryabadi
He said: as for him who doeth wrong, presently we shall torment him, and thereafter he shall be brought back to his Lord, and He shall torment him with a torment formidable.
Hilali & Khan
He said: "As for him (a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah) who does wrong, we shall punish him; and then he will be brought back unto his Lord; Who will punish him with a terrible torment (Hell).
Maududi
He said: "We will chastise him who does wrong, whereafter he will be returned to his Lord and He will chastise him grievously.
Muhammad Sarwar
He replied, "I shall punish the unjust ones among them and then they will return to their Lord, who will punish them more sternly".
Muhammad Shakir
He said: As to him who is unjust, we will chastise him, then shall he be returned to his Lord, and He will chastise him with an exemplary chastisement:
Pickthall
He said: As for him who doeth wrong, we shall punish him, and then he will be brought back unto his Lord, Who will punish him with awful punishment!
Qaribullah
He replied: 'The evildoer we shall punish. Then he shall return to his Lord and He will punish him with a stern punishment.
Sahih Intl
He said, "As for one who wrongs, we will punish him. Then he will be returned to his Lord, and He will punish him with a terrible punishment.
Talal Itani
He said, “As for him who does wrong, we will penalize him, then he will be returned to his Lord, and He will punish him with an unheard-of torment.
Transliteration
Qala amma man thalama fasawfa nuAAaththibuhu thumma yuraddu ila rabbihi fayuAAaththibuhu AAathaban nukran
Wahihuddin Khan
He said, "We shall certainly punish him who does wrong; then he shall be brought back to his Lord who will punish him with a grievous punishment,
Yusuf Ali
He said: "Whoever doth wrong, him shall we punish; then shall he be sent back to his Lord; and He will punish him with a punishment unheard-of (before).
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Arabic
وَأَمَّا مَنْ ءَامَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَٰلِحًا فَلَهُۥ جَزَآءً ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ ۖ وَسَنَقُولُ لَهُۥ مِنْ أَمْرِنَا يُسْرًا
Ahmad Ali
But he who believes and does the right will have an excellent reward, and we shall make things easy for him."
Ali Qarai
But as for him who has faith and acts righteously, he shall have the best reward, and we will assign him easy tasks under our command.’
Amhad Khan
“And regarding one who believed and did good deeds – so his reward is goodness; and we shall soon give him an easy command.”
Arberry
But as for him who believes, and does righteousness, he shall receive as recompense the reward most fair, and we shall speak to him, of our command, easiness.'
Corpus
But as for (one) who believes and does righteous (deeds), then for him (is) a reward good. And we will speak to him from our command (with) ease."
Daryabadi
And as for him who believeth and worketh righteously, unto him shall be a goodly hire, and anon we shall speak unto him of our affair something easy.
Hilali & Khan
"But as for him who believes (in Allah's Oneness) and works righteousness, he shall have the best reward, (Paradise), and we (Dhul-Qarnain) shall speak unto him mild words (as instructions)."
Maududi
But as for him who believes and acts righteously, his will be a goodly reward and we shall enjoin upon him only mild commands."
Muhammad Sarwar
As for those who believe and do good, they will receive virtuous rewards and We will tell them to do only what they can.
Muhammad Shakir
And as for him who believes and does good, he shall have goodly reward, and We will speak to him an easy word of Our command.
Pickthall
But as for him who believeth and doeth right, good will be his reward, and We shall speak unto him a mild command.
Qaribullah
As for he who believes and does good works he shall receive a fine reward in recompense and we shall speak to him with a mild command'
Sahih Intl
But as for one who believes and does righteousness, he will have a reward of Paradise, and we will speak to him from our command with ease."
Talal Itani
“But as for him who believes and acts righteously, he will have the finest reward, and We will speak to him of Our command with ease.”
Transliteration
Waamma man amana waAAamila salihan falahu jazaan alhusna wasanaqoolu lahu min amrina yusran
Wahihuddin Khan
but whoever believes and does good works shall have a good reward and We shall facilitate his matter by Our command."
Yusuf Ali
"But whoever believes, and works righteousness,- he shall have a goodly reward, and easy will be his task as We order it by our Command."
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Arabic
ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَ سَبَبًا
Ahmad Ali
He then followed (another) road
Ali Qarai
Thereafter he directed another means.
Amhad Khan
He again pursued a purpose.
Arberry
Then he followed a way
Corpus
Then he followed (a) course
Daryabadi
Thereafter he followed a way.
Hilali & Khan
Then he followed another way,
Maududi
Then he set out on another expedition
Muhammad Sarwar
He travelled again
Muhammad Shakir
Then he followed (another) course.
Pickthall
Then he followed a road
Qaribullah
Then he followed the road,
Sahih Intl
Then he followed a way
Talal Itani
Then he pursued a course.
Transliteration
Thumma atbaAAa sababan
Wahihuddin Khan
Then he followed yet another path,
Yusuf Ali
Then followed he (another) way,