The Qur'an

Al Hajj (The pilgrimage) - الحج

22.48
11
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَمْلَيْتُ لَهَا وَهِىَ ظَالِمَةٌ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهَا وَإِلَىَّ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
Ahmad Ali
To how many habitations did We give respite, though given to wickedness, and then seized them. To Me they had to come back in the end.
Ali Qarai
To how many a town did I give respite while it was doing wrong! Then I seized it, and toward Me is the destination.
Amhad Khan
And to many a township did I give respite although they were oppressors; then I seized them; and towards Me is the return.
Arberry
How many a city I have respited in its evildoing; then I seized it, and to Me was the homecoming.
Corpus
And how many of a township I gave respite to it, while it (was) doing wrong. Then I seized it and to Me (is) the destination.
Daryabadi
And how many a city did give reins to, While it wronged itself, then took hold of it! and unto Me is the return.
Hilali & Khan
And many a township did I give respite while it was given to wrong-doing. Then (in the end) I seized it (with punishment). And to Me is the (final) return (of all).
Maududi
How many towns did I respite at first though they were steeped in iniquity, and then I seized them! To Me are all destined to return.
Muhammad Sarwar
To how many unjust towns have We given respite and then sized with torment. To Me do all things return.
Muhammad Shakir
And how many a town to which I gave respite while it was unjust, then I overtook it, and to Me is the return.
Pickthall
And how many a township did I suffer long though it was sinful! Then I grasped it. Unto Me is the return.
Qaribullah
And how many a village have I respited in its evil doing! Then I seized it. To Me is the return.
Sahih Intl
And for how many a city did I prolong enjoyment while it was committing wrong. Then I seized it, and to Me is the [final] destination.
Talal Itani
How many a town have I reprieved, although it was unjust? Then I seized it. To Me is the destination.
Transliteration
Wakaayyin min qaryatin amlaytu laha wahiya thalimatun thumma akhathtuha wailayya almaseeru
Wahihuddin Khan
To how many a town We gave respite while it was given to wrongdoing. Then I seized it. To Me all things shall return.
Yusuf Ali
And to how many populations did I give respite, which were given to wrong-doing? in the end I punished them. To me is the destination (of all).