VERSES
110
PAGES
293-304

Name

This Surah takes its name from v. 9 in which the word (al-kahf) occurs.

Period of Revelation

This is the first of those Surahs which were sent down in the third stage of Prophethood at Makkah. We have already divided the life of the Holy Prophet at Makkah into four stages in the Introduction to Chapter VI. According to that division the third stage lasted from the fifth to the tenth year of Prophethood. What distinguishes this stage from the second and the fourth stages is this. During the second stage the Quraish mainly resorted to ridiculing, scoffing, threatening, tempting, raising objections and making false propaganda against the Holy Prophet and his followers in order to suppress the Islamic Movement. But during the third stage they employed the weapons of persecution, man handling and economic pressure for the same purpose. So much so that a large number of the Muslims had to emigrate from Arabia to Habash, and those who remained behind were besieged in Shi'ib Abi Talib along with the Holy Prophet and his family. To add to their misery, a complete social and economic boycott was applied against them. The only redeeming feature was that there were two personalities, Abu Talib and Hadrat Khadijah, whose personal influence had been conducive to the support of two great families of the Quraish. However, when in the tenth year of Prophethood these two persons died, the fourth stage began with such revere persecutions as forced the Holy Prophet and all his Companions to emigrate from Makkah.

It appears from the theme of the Surah that it was revealed at the beginning of the third stage when in spite of persecutions and opposition, migration to Habash had not yet taken place. That is why the story of "Ashab-i-Kahf " (the Sleepers of the Cave) has been related to comfort and encourage the persecuted Muslims and to show them how the righteous people have been saving their Faith in the past.

Subject and Topics

This Surah was sent down in answer to the three questions which the mushriks of Makkah, in consultation with the people of the Book, had put to the Holy Prophet in order to test him. These were: (1) Who were "the Sleepers of' the Cave"? (2) What is the real story of Khidr? and (3) What do you know about Zul-Qarnain? As these three questions and the stories involved concerned the history of the Christians and the Jews, and were unknown in Hijaz, a choice of these was made to test whether the Holy Prophet possessed any source of the knowledge of the hidden and unseen things. Allah, however, not only gave a complete answer to their questions but also employed the three stories to the disadvantage of the opponents of Islam in the conflict that was going on at that time at Makkah between Islam and un-belief:

  1. The questioners were told that "the Sleepers of the Cave" believed in the same doctrine of Tauhid which was being put forward in the Quran and that their condition was similar to the condition of the persecuted Muslims of Makkah. On the other hand, the persecutors of the Sleepers of the Cave had behaved in the same way towards them as the disbelievers of the Quraish were behaving towards the Muslims. Besides this, the Muslims have been taught that even if a Believer is persecuted by a cruel society, he should not bow down before falsehood but emigrate from the place all alone, if need be, with trust in God. Incidentally the disbelievers of Makkah were told that the story of the Sleepers of the Cave was a clear proof of the creed of the Hereafter, for this showed that Allah has the power to resurrect anyone He wills even after a long sleep of death as He did in case of the Sleepers of the Cave.

  2. The story of the Sleepers of the Cave has also been used to warn the chiefs of Makkah who were persecuting the small newly formed Muslim Community. At the same time, the Holy Prophet has been instructed that he should in no case make a compromise with their persecutors nor should he consider them to be more important than his poor followers. On the other hand, those chiefs have been admonished that they should not be puffed up with the transitory life of pleasure they were then enjoying but should seek after those excellences which are permanent and eternal.

  3. The story of Khidr and Moses has been related in such a way as to supply the answer to the question of the disbelievers and to give comfort to the Believers as well. The lesson contained in this story is this "You should have full faith in the wisdom of what is happening in the Divine Factory in accordance with the will of Allah. As the reality is hidden from you, you are at a loss to understand the wisdom of what is happening, and sometimes if it appears that things are going against you, you cry out, 'How and why has this happened'. The fact is that if the curtain be removed from the "unseen", you would yourselves come to know that what is happening here is for the best. Even if some times it appears that something is going against you, you will see that in the end it also produces some good results for you.

  4. The same is true of the story of Zul-Qarnain for it also admonishes the questioners, as if to say, "0 you vain chiefs of Makkah you should learn a lesson from Zul-Qarnain. Though he was a great ruler, a great conqueror and the owner of great resources, yet he always surrendered to his Creator, whereas you are rebelling against Him even though you are insignificant chieftains in comparison with him. Besides this, though Zul-Qarnain built one of the strongest walls for protection, yet his real trust was in Allah and not in the "wall". He believed that the wall could protect him against his enemies as long as it was the will of Allah and that there would be crack and holes in it, when it would be His will : whereas you who possess only insignificant fortified abodes and dwellings in comparison with him, consider yourselves to be permanently safe and secure against all sorts of calamities."

While the Quran turned the tables on the questioners who had tried to "expose" the Holy Prophet, in the end of the Surah the same things have been reiterated that were stated at its beginning: "Tauhid and the Hereafter are absolutely true and real and for your own good you should accept these doctrines, mend your ways in accordance with them and live in this world with this conviction that you are accountable to Allah: otherwise you shall ruin your life and all your doings shall be set at naught."

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

ﭑﭒﭓ

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجًا ۜ

Pickthall

Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture unto His slave, and hath not placed therein any crookedness,

Shakir

(All) praise is due to Allah, Who revealed the Book to His servant and did not make in it any crookedness.

Dr. Ghali

Praise be to Allah Who has sent down upon His bondman the Book and has not made to it any crookedness;

Muhsin Khan

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad SAW) the Book (the Quran), and has not placed therein any crookedness.

Yusuf Ali

Praise be to Allah, Who hath sent to His Servant the Book, and hath allowed therein no Crookedness:

Malayalam

തന്‍റെ ദാസന്‍റെ മേല്‍ വേദഗ്രന്ഥമവതരിപ്പിക്കുകയും, അതിന്‌ ഒരു വക്രതയും വരുത്താതിരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്ത അല്ലാഹുവിന്‌ സ്തുതി.

Sahih International

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , who has sent down upon His Servant the Book and has not made therein any deviance.

قَيِّمًا لِّيُنذِرَ بَأْسًا شَدِيدًا مِّن لَّدُنْهُ وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا حَسَنًا

Muhsin Khan

(He has made it) Straight to give warning (to the disbelievers) of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward (i.e. Paradise).

Pickthall

(But hath made it) straight, to give warning of stern punishment from Him, and to bring unto the believers who do good works the news that theirs will be a fair reward,

Shakir

Rightly directing, that he might give warning of severe punishment from Him and give good news to the believers who do good that they shall have a goodly reward,

Malayalam

ചൊവ്വായ നിലയില്‍. തന്‍റെപക്കല്‍ നിന്നുള്ള കഠിനമായ ശിക്ഷയെപ്പറ്റി താക്കീത്‌ നല്‍കുവാനും, സല്‍കര്‍മ്മങ്ങള്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്ന സത്യവിശ്വാസികള്‍ക്ക്‌ ഉത്തമമായ പ്രതിഫലമുണ്ട്‌ എന്ന്‌ സന്തോഷവാര്‍ത്ത അറിയിക്കുവാനും വേണ്ടിയത്രെ അത്‌.

Dr. Ghali

Most upright, to warn of strict violence from very close to Him, and to give good tidings to the believers who do very deeds of righteousness that they will have a fair reward,

Sahih International

[He has made it] straight, to warn of severe punishment from Him and to give good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a good reward

Yusuf Ali

(He hath made it) Straight (and Clear) in order that He may warn (the godless) of a terrible Punishment from Him, and that He may give Glad Tidings to the Believers who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a goodly Reward,

مَّاكِثِينَ فِيهِ أَبَدًا

Sahih International

In which they will remain forever

Pickthall

Wherein they will abide for ever;

Shakir

Staying in it for ever;

Muhsin Khan

They shall abide therein forever.

Yusuf Ali

Wherein they shall remain for ever:

Dr. Ghali

Staying therein forever.

Malayalam

അത്‌ ( പ്രതിഫലം ) അനുഭവിച്ച്‌ കൊണ്ട്‌ അവര്‍ എന്നെന്നും കഴിഞ്ഞുകൂടുന്നതായിരിക്കും.

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وَيُنذِرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَدًا

Yusuf Ali

Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, "Allah hath begotten a son":

Dr. Ghali

And to warn the ones who have said, " Allah has taken to Him a child."

Pickthall

And to warn those who say: Allah hath chosen a son,

Sahih International

And to warn those who say, " Allah has taken a son."

Shakir

And warn those who say: Allah has taken a son.

Muhsin Khan

And to warn those (Jews, Christians, and pagans) who say, "Allah has begotten a son (or offspring or children)."

Malayalam

അല്ലാഹു സന്താനത്തെ സ്വീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു എന്ന്‌ പറഞ്ഞവര്‍ക്ക്‌ താക്കീത്‌ നല്‍കുവാന്‍ വേണ്ടിയുമാകുന്നു.

مَّا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ وَلَا لِآبَائِهِمْ ۚ كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۚ إِن يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا

Muhsin Khan

No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot (took) sons and daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie.

Shakir

They have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers; a grievous word it is that comes out of their mouths; they speak nothing but a lie.

Sahih International

They have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie.

Yusuf Ali

No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. It is a grievous thing that issues from their mouths as a saying what they say is nothing but falsehood!

Dr. Ghali

In no way do they have any knowledge of it, (they) nor their fathers. An odious (Literally: great) word it is, coming out (Literally: going out) of their mouths; decidedly they say nothing except a lie.

Pickthall

(A thing) whereof they have no knowledge, nor (had) their fathers, Dreadful is the word that cometh out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.

Malayalam

അവര്‍ക്കാകട്ടെ, അവരുടെ പിതാക്കള്‍ക്കാകട്ടെ അതിനെപ്പറ്റി യാതൊരു അറിവുമില്ല. അവരുടെ വായില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ പുറത്ത്‌ വരുന്ന ആ വാക്ക്‌ ഗുരുതരമായിരിക്കുന്നു. അവര്‍ കള്ളമല്ലാതെ പറയുന്നില്ല.

فَلَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِمْ إِن لَّمْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ أَسَفًا

Dr. Ghali

Yet, it may be that you will consume yourself of sorrow over their tracks (i.e., their tracks or footprints when they turn away) in case they do not believe in this discourse.

Sahih International

Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow.

Yusuf Ali

Thou wouldst only, perchance, fret thyself to death, following after them, in grief, if they believe not in this Message.

Shakir

Then maybe you will kill yourself with grief, sorrowing after them, if they do not believe in this announcement.

Malayalam

അതിനാല്‍ ഈ സന്ദേശത്തില്‍ അവര്‍ വിശ്വസിച്ചില്ലെങ്കില്‍ അവര്‍ പിന്തിരിഞ്ഞ്‌ പോയതിനെത്തുടര്‍ന്ന്‌ ( അതിലുള്ള ) ദുഃഖത്താല്‍ നീ ജീവനൊടുക്കുന്നവനായേക്കാം.

Pickthall

Yet it may be, if they believe not in this statement, that thou (Muhammad) wilt torment thy soul with grief over their footsteps.

Muhsin Khan

Perhaps, you, would kill yourself (O Muhammad SAW) in grief, over their footsteps (for their turning away from you), because they believe not in this narration (the Quran).

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ زِينَةً لَّهَا لِنَبْلُوَهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا

Malayalam

തീര്‍ച്ചയായും ഭൂമുഖത്തുള്ളതിനെ നാം അതിന്‌ ഒരു അലങ്കാരമാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നു. മനുഷ്യരില്‍ ആരാണ്‌ ഏറ്റവും നല്ല നിലയില്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നത്‌ എന്ന്‌ നാം പരീക്ഷിക്കുവാന്‍ വേണ്ടി.

Shakir

Surely We have made whatever is on the earth an embellishment for it, so that We may try them (as to) which of them is best in works.

Sahih International

Indeed, We have made that which is on the earth adornment for it that We may test them [as to] which of them is best in deed.

Muhsin Khan

Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e.those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAW ].

Yusuf Ali

That which is on earth we have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them - as to which of them are best in conduct.

Dr. Ghali

Surely We have made whatever is on the earth for an adornment for it that We may try whichever of them is fairest in deeds.

Pickthall

Lo! We have placed all that is on the earth as an ornament thereof that We may try them: which of them is best in conduct.

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وَإِنَّا لَجَاعِلُونَ مَا عَلَيْهَا صَعِيدًا جُرُزًا

Dr. Ghali

And We will indeed make whatever is on it arid dry soil.

Shakir

And most surely We will make what is on it bare ground without herbage.

Pickthall

And lo! We shall make all that is thereon a barren mound.

Sahih International

And indeed, We will make that which is upon it [into] a barren ground.

Malayalam

തീര്‍ച്ചയായും അതിന്‍മേലുള്ളതെല്ലാം നശിപ്പിച്ച്‌ നാം തന്നെ അതൊരു മൊട്ടയായ ഭൂപ്രദേശമാക്കി മാറ്റിക്കളയുന്നതുമാണ്‌.

Muhsin Khan

And verily! We shall make all that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil (without any vegetation or trees, etc.).

Yusuf Ali

Verily what is on earth we shall make but as dust and dry soil (without growth or herbage).

أَمْ حَسِبْتَ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْكَهْفِ وَالرَّقِيمِ كَانُوا مِنْ آيَاتِنَا عَجَبًا

Yusuf Ali

Or dost thou reflect that the Companions of the Cave and of the Inscription were wonders among Our Sign?

Muhsin Khan

Do you think that the people of the Cave and the Inscription (the news or the names of the people of the Cave) were a wonder among Our Signs?

Malayalam

അതല്ല, ഗുഹയുടെയും റഖീമിന്‍റെയും ആളുകള്‍ നമ്മുടെ ദൃഷ്ടാന്തങ്ങളുടെ കൂട്ടത്തില്‍ ഒരു അത്ഭുതമായിരുന്നുവെന്ന്‌ നീ വിചാരിച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണോ ?

Dr. Ghali

Or even do you reckon that the Companions of the Cave and ÉAr-Raqîm (It is the name of a leaden plate, on which were written the names of the seven sleepers) were among Our signs a wonder?

Sahih International

Or have you thought that the companions of the cave and the inscription were, among Our signs, a wonder?

Pickthall

Or deemest thou that the People of the Cave and the Inscription are a wonder among Our portents?

Shakir

Or, do you think that the Fellows of the Cave and the Inscription were of Our wonderful signs?

إِذْ أَوَى الْفِتْيَةُ إِلَى الْكَهْفِ فَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Malayalam

ആ യുവാക്കള്‍ ഗുഹയില്‍ അഭയം പ്രാപിച്ച സന്ദര്‍ഭം: അവര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു: ഞങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവേ, നിന്‍റെ പക്കല്‍ നിന്നുള്ള കാരുണ്യം ഞങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്‌ നീ നല്‍കുകയും ഞങ്ങളുടെ കാര്യം നേരാംവണ്ണം നിര്‍വഹിക്കുവാന്‍ നീ സൌകര്യം നല്‍കുകയും ചെയ്യേണമേ.

Yusuf Ali

Behold, the youths betook themselves to the Cave: they said, "Our Lord! bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way!"

Sahih International

[Mention] when the youths retreated to the cave and said, "Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance."

Shakir

When the youths sought refuge in the cave, they said: Our Lord! grant us mercy from Thee, and provide for us a right course in our affair.

Muhsin Khan

(Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave, they said: "Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!"

Dr. Ghali

As the young men (Literally: the pages) took (their) abode in the cave, (and) so they said, "Our Lord, bring us mercy from very close to You, and dispose for us rectitude in our Command." (i.e., in Your Command to us; our: in our affair)

Pickthall

When the young men fled for refuge to the Cave and said: Our Lord! Give us mercy from Thy presence, and shape for us right conduct in our plight.

فَضَرَبْنَا عَلَىٰ آذَانِهِمْ فِي الْكَهْفِ سِنِينَ عَدَدًا

Muhsin Khan

Therefore We covered up their (sense of) hearing (causing them, to go in deep sleep) in the Cave for a number of years.

Pickthall

Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years.

Shakir

So We prevented them from hearing in the cave for a number of years.

Sahih International

So We cast [a cover of sleep] over their ears within the cave for a number of years.

Dr. Ghali

Then We struck upon their ears for a (great) number of years in the cave.

Malayalam

അങ്ങനെ കുറെയേറെ വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ ആ ഗുഹയില്‍ വെച്ച്‌ നാം അവരുടെ കാതുകള്‍ അടച്ചു ( ഉറക്കിക്കളഞ്ഞു )

Yusuf Ali

Then We draw (a veil) over their ears, for a number of years, in the Cave, (so that they heard not):

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاهُمْ لِنَعْلَمَ أَيُّ الْحِزْبَيْنِ أَحْصَىٰ لِمَا لَبِثُوا أَمَدًا

Malayalam

പിന്നെ അവര്‍ ( ഗുഹയില്‍ ) താമസിച്ച കാലത്തെപ്പറ്റി കൃത്യമായി അറിയുന്നവര്‍ ഇരുകക്ഷികളില്‍ ആരാണെന്ന്‌ അറിയാന്‍ തക്കവണ്ണം അവരെ നാം എഴുന്നേല്‍പിച്ചു.

Yusuf Ali

Then We roused them, in order to test which of the two parties was best at calculating the term of years they had tarried!

Dr. Ghali

Thereafter We made them to rise again that We might know whichever of the two parties would best enumerate the span they had lingered.

Pickthall

And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried.

Sahih International

Then We awakened them that We might show which of the two factions was most precise in calculating what [extent] they had remained in time.

Shakir

Then We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties was best able to compute the time for which they remained.

Muhsin Khan

Then We raised them up (from their sleep), that We might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had tarried.

نَّحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ نَبَأَهُم بِالْحَقِّ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ فِتْيَةٌ آمَنُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ وَزِدْنَاهُمْ هُدًى

Sahih International

It is We who relate to you, [O Muhammad], their story in truth. Indeed, they were youths who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.

Pickthall

We narrate unto thee their story with truth. Lo! they were young men who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.

Dr. Ghali

We, Ever We, narrate to you their tidings with the truth. Surely they were young men who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.

Malayalam

അവരുടെ വര്‍ത്തമാനം നാം നിനക്ക്‌ യഥാര്‍ത്ഥ രൂപത്തില്‍ വിവരിച്ചുതരാം. തങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവില്‍ വിശ്വസിച്ച ഏതാനും യുവാക്കളായിരുന്നു അവര്‍. അവര്‍ക്കു നാം സന്‍മാര്‍ഗബോധം വര്‍ദ്ധിപ്പിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു.

Muhsin Khan

We narrate unto you (O Muhammad SAW) their story with truth: Truly! They were young men who believed in their Lord (Allah), and We increased them in guidance.

Shakir

We relate to you their story with the truth; surely they were youths who believed in their Lord and We increased them in guidance.

Yusuf Ali

We relate to thee their story in truth: they were youths who believed in their Lord, and We advanced them in guidance:

وَرَبَطْنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ إِذْ قَامُوا فَقَالُوا رَبُّنَا رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَن نَّدْعُوَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلَٰهًا ۖ لَّقَدْ قُلْنَا إِذًا شَطَطًا

Muhsin Khan

And We made their hearts firm and strong (with the light of Faith in Allah and bestowed upon them patience to bear the separation of their kith and kin and dwellings, etc.) when they stood up and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, never shall we call upon any ilah (god) other than Him; if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity in disbelief.

Shakir

And We strengthened their hearts with patience, when they stood up and said: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth; we will by no means call upon any god besides Him, for then indeed we should have said an extravagant thing.

Sahih International

And We made firm their hearts when they stood up and said, "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. Never will we invoke besides Him any deity. We would have certainly spoken, then, an excessive transgression.

Yusuf Ali

We gave strength to their hearts: Behold, they stood up and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and of the earth: never shall we call upon any god other than Him: if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity!

Pickthall

And We made firm their hearts when they stood forth and said: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We cry unto no Allah beside Him, for then should we utter an enormity.

Malayalam

ഞങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ ആകാശഭൂമികളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ ആകുന്നു. അവന്നു പുറമെ യാതൊരു ദൈവത്തോടും ഞങ്ങള്‍ പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിക്കുന്നതേയല്ല, എങ്കില്‍ ( അങ്ങനെ ഞങ്ങള്‍ ചെയ്യുന്ന പക്ഷം ) തീര്‍ച്ചയായും ഞങ്ങള്‍ അന്യായമായ വാക്ക്‌ പറഞ്ഞവരായി പോകും. എന്ന്‌ അവര്‍ എഴുന്നേറ്റ്‌ നിന്ന്‌ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച സന്ദര്‍ഭത്തില്‍ അവരുടെ ഹൃദയങ്ങള്‍ക്കു നാം കെട്ടുറപ്പ്‌ നല്‍കുകയും ചെയ്തു.

Dr. Ghali

And We braced (Literally: tied upon their hearts) their hearts as they rose up and said, "Our Lord is The Lord of the heavens and the earth; we will never invoke any god, apart from Him, for indeed, we had already spoken unjudiciously.

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هَٰؤُلَاءِ قَوْمُنَا اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ آلِهَةً ۖ لَّوْلَا يَأْتُونَ عَلَيْهِم بِسُلْطَانٍ بَيِّنٍ ۖ فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَىٰ عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا

Shakir

These our people have taken gods besides Him; why do they not produce any clear authority in their support? Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah?

Sahih International

These, our people, have taken besides Him deities. Why do they not bring for [worship of] them a clear authority? And who is more unjust than one who invents about Allah a lie?"

Yusuf Ali

"These our people have taken for worship gods other than Him: why do they not bring forward an authority clear (and convincing) for what they do? Who doth more wrong than such as invent a falsehood against Allah?

Dr. Ghali

These our people have taken to themselves (other) gods apart from Him. Had they come up with a most evident all-binding authority concerning their belief in them? So, who is more unjust than he who fabricates against Allah a lie?

Muhsin Khan

"These our people have taken for worship aliha (gods) other than Him (Allah). Why do they not bring for them a clear authority? And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah.

Pickthall

These, our people, have chosen (other) gods beside Him though they bring no clear warrant (vouchsafed) to them. And who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah?

Malayalam

ഞങ്ങളുടെ ഈ ജനത അവന്നു പുറമെ പല ദൈവങ്ങളെയും സ്വീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അവരെ ( ദൈവങ്ങളെ ) സംബന്ധിച്ച്‌ വ്യക്തമായ യാതൊരു പ്രമാണവും ഇവര്‍ കൊണ്ടുവരാത്തതെന്താണ്‌? അപ്പോള്‍ അല്ലാഹുവിന്‍റെ പേരില്‍ കള്ളം കെട്ടിച്ചമച്ചവനെക്കാള്‍ അക്രമിയായി ആരുണ്ട്‌ ?

وَإِذِ اعْتَزَلْتُمُوهُمْ وَمَا يَعْبُدُونَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ فَأْوُوا إِلَى الْكَهْفِ يَنشُرْ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُم مِّن رَّحْمَتِهِ وَيُهَيِّئْ لَكُم مِّنْ أَمْرِكُم مِّرْفَقًا

Pickthall

And when ye withdraw from them and that which they worship except Allah, then seek refuge in the Cave; your Lord will spread for you of His mercy and will prepare for you a pillow in your plight.

Shakir

And when you forsake them and what they worship save Allah, betake yourselves for refuge to the cave; your Lord will extend to you largely of His mercy and provide for you a profitable course in your affair.

Yusuf Ali

"When ye turn away from them and the things they worship other than Allah, betake yourselves to the Cave: Your Lord will shower His mercies on you and disposes of your affair towards comfort and ease."

Muhsin Khan

(The young men said to one another): "And when you withdraw from them, and that which they worship, except Allah, then seek refuge in the Cave, your Lord will open a way for you from His Mercy and will make easy for you your affair (i.e. will give you what you will need of provision, dwelling, etc.)."

Dr. Ghali

And as you have kept apart from them and what they worship excepting Allah, so take (your) abode in the cave, (then) your Lord will spread for you of His mercy and will dispose for you a convenient (place) of your Command." (i.e., the command of Allah to you; or: your affair)

Malayalam

( അവര്‍ അന്യോന്യം പറഞ്ഞു: ) അവരെയും അല്ലാഹു ഒഴികെ അവര്‍ ആരാധിച്ച്‌ കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നതിനെയും നിങ്ങള്‍ വിട്ടൊഴിഞ്ഞ സ്ഥിതിക്ക്‌ നിങ്ങള്‍ ആ ഗുഹയില്‍ അഭയം പ്രാപിച്ച്‌ കൊള്ളുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ അവന്‍റെ കാരുണ്യത്തില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്‌ വിശാലമായി നല്‍കുകയും, നിങ്ങളുടെ കാര്യത്തില്‍ സൌകര്യമേര്‍പ്പെടുത്തിത്തരികയും ചെയ്യുന്നതാണ്‌.

Sahih International

[The youths said to one another], "And when you have withdrawn from them and that which they worship other than Allah , retreat to the cave. Your Lord will spread out for you of His mercy and will prepare for you from your affair facility."

ﭿ

وَتَرَى الشَّمْسَ إِذَا طَلَعَت تَّزَاوَرُ عَن كَهْفِهِمْ ذَاتَ الْيَمِينِ وَإِذَا غَرَبَت تَّقْرِضُهُمْ ذَاتَ الشِّمَالِ وَهُمْ فِي فَجْوَةٍ مِّنْهُ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ ۗ مَن يَهْدِ اللَّهُ فَهُوَ الْمُهْتَدِ ۖ وَمَن يُضْلِلْ فَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُ وَلِيًّا مُّرْشِدًا

Muhsin Khan

And you might have seen the sun, when it rose, declining to the right from their Cave, and when it set, turning away from them to the left, while they lay in the midst of the Cave. That is (one) of the Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs) of Allah. He whom Allah guides, is rightly guided; but he whom He sends astray, for him you will find no Wali (guiding friend) to lead him (to the right Path).

Pickthall

And thou mightest have seen the sun when it rose move away from their cave to the right, and when it set go past them on the left, and they were in the cleft thereof. That was (one) of the portents of Allah. He whom Allah guideth, he indeed is led aright, and he whom He sendeth astray, for him thou wilt not find a guiding friend.

Dr. Ghali

And you might have seen the sun when it rose, declining from their cave towards the right; and when it set, it went past them towards the left while they were in a broad fissure of (the cave). That was one of the signs of Allah. Whomever Allah guides, then he is right-guided, and whomever He leads away into error, then you will never find for him a right-minded patron.

Yusuf Ali

Thou wouldst have seen the sun, when it rose, declining to the right from their Cave, and when it set, turning away from them to the left, while they lay in the open space in the midst of the Cave. Such are among the Signs of Allah: He whom Allah, guides is rightly guided; but he whom Allah leaves to stray,- for him wilt thou find no protector to lead him to the Right Way.

Sahih International

And [had you been present], you would see the sun when it rose, inclining away from their cave on the right, and when it set, passing away from them on the left, while they were [laying] within an open space thereof. That was from the signs of Allah . He whom Allah guides is the [rightly] guided, but he whom He leaves astray - never will you find for him a protecting guide.

Shakir

And you might see the sun when it rose, decline from their cave towards the right hand, and when it set, leave them behind on the left while they were in a wide space thereof. This is of the signs of Allah; whomsoever Allah guides, he is the rightly guided one, and whomsoever He causes to err, you shall not find for him any friend to lead (him) aright.

Malayalam

സൂര്യന്‍ ഉദിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അതവരുടെ ഗുഹവിട്ട്‌ വലതുഭാഗത്തേക്ക്‌ മാറിപ്പോകുന്നതായും, അത്‌ അസ്തമിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അതവരെ വിട്ട്‌ കടന്ന്‌ ഇടത്‌ ഭാഗത്തേക്ക്‌ പോകുന്നതായും നിനക്ക്‌ കാണാം. അവരാകട്ടെ അതിന്‍റെ ( ഗുഹയുടെ ) വിശാലമായ ഒരു ഭാഗത്താകുന്നു. അത്‌ അല്ലാഹുവിന്‍റെ ദൃഷ്ടാന്തങ്ങളില്‍ പെട്ടതത്രെ. അല്ലാഹു ആരെ നേര്‍വഴിയിലാക്കുന്നുവോ അവനാണ്‌ സന്‍മാര്‍ഗം പ്രാപിച്ചവന്‍. അവന്‍ ആരെ ദുര്‍മാര്‍ഗത്തിലാക്കുന്നുവോ അവനെ നേര്‍വഴിയിലേക്ക്‌ നയിക്കുന്ന ഒരു രക്ഷാധികാരിയെയും നീ കണ്ടെത്തുന്നതല്ല തന്നെ.

وَتَحْسَبُهُمْ أَيْقَاظًا وَهُمْ رُقُودٌ ۚ وَنُقَلِّبُهُمْ ذَاتَ الْيَمِينِ وَذَاتَ الشِّمَالِ ۖ وَكَلْبُهُم بَاسِطٌ ذِرَاعَيْهِ بِالْوَصِيدِ ۚ لَوِ اطَّلَعْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَوَلَّيْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِرَارًا وَلَمُلِئْتَ مِنْهُمْ رُعْبًا

Yusuf Ali

Thou wouldst have deemed them awake, whilst they were asleep, and We turned them on their right and on their left sides: their dog stretching forth his two fore-legs on the threshold: if thou hadst come up on to them, thou wouldst have certainly turned back from them in flight, and wouldst certainly have been filled with terror of them.

Dr. Ghali

And you would have reckoned that they were awake (as) they were lying down, and We turned them about towards the right and towards the left, and their dog stretching out his two fore-legs (Literally: his two arms) on the threshold. If you had viewed them, indeed you would have turned away from them in flight and indeed been filled with horror of them.

Malayalam

അവര്‍ ഉണര്‍ന്നിരിക്കുന്നവരാണ്‌ എന്ന്‌ നീ ധരിച്ച്‌ പോകും.( വാസ്തവത്തില്‍ ) അവര്‍ ഉറങ്ങുന്നവരത്രെ. നാമവരെ വലത്തോട്ടും ഇടത്തോട്ടും മറിച്ച്‌ കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നു. അവരുടെ നായ ഗുഹാമുഖത്ത്‌ അതിന്‍റെ രണ്ട്‌ കൈകളും നീട്ടിവെച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ്‌. അവരുടെ നേര്‍ക്ക്‌ നീ എത്തി നോക്കുന്ന പക്ഷം നീ അവരില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ പിന്തിരിഞ്ഞോടുകയും, അവരെപ്പറ്റി നീ ഭീതി പൂണ്ടവനായിത്തീരുകയും ചെയ്യും.

Muhsin Khan

And you would have thought them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them on their right and on their left sides, and their dog stretching forth his two forelegs at the entrance [of the Cave or in the space near to the entrance of the Cave (as a guard at the gate)]. Had you looked at them, you would certainly have turned back from them in flight, and would certainly have been filled with awe of them.

Pickthall

And thou wouldst have deemed them waking though they were asleep, and We caused them to turn over to the right and the left, and their dog stretching out his paws on the threshold. If thou hadst observed them closely thou hadst assuredly turned away from them in flight, and hadst been filled with awe of them.

Shakir

And you might think them awake while they were asleep and We turned them about to the right and to the left, while their dog (lay) outstretching its paws at the entrance; if you looked at them you would certainly turn back from them in flight, and you would certainly be filled with awe because of them.

Sahih International

And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched his forelegs at the entrance. If you had looked at them, you would have turned from them in flight and been filled by them with terror.

وَكَذَٰلِكَ بَعَثْنَاهُمْ لِيَتَسَاءَلُوا بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ قَالَ قَائِلٌ مِّنْهُمْ كَمْ لَبِثْتُمْ ۖ قَالُوا لَبِثْنَا يَوْمًا أَوْ بَعْضَ يَوْمٍ ۚ قَالُوا رَبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا لَبِثْتُمْ فَابْعَثُوا أَحَدَكُم بِوَرِقِكُمْ هَٰذِهِ إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ فَلْيَنظُرْ أَيُّهَا أَزْكَىٰ طَعَامًا فَلْيَأْتِكُم بِرِزْقٍ مِّنْهُ وَلْيَتَلَطَّفْ وَلَا يُشْعِرَنَّ بِكُمْ أَحَدًا

Pickthall

And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: How long have ye tarried? They said: We have tarried a day or some part of a day, (Others) said: Your Lord best knoweth what ye have tarried. Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city, and let him see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof. Let him be courteous and let no man know of you.

Shakir

And thus did We rouse them that they might question each other. A speaker among them said: How long have you tarried? They said: We have tarried for a day or a part of a day. (Others) said: Your Lord knows best how long you have tarried. Now send one of you with this silver (coin) of yours to the city, then let him see which of them has purest food, so let him bring you provision from it, and let him behave with gentleness, and by no means make your case known to any one:

Yusuf Ali

Such (being their state), we raised them up (from sleep), that they might question each other. Said one of them, "How long have ye stayed (here)?" They said, "We have stayed (perhaps) a day, or part of a day." (At length) they (all) said, "Allah (alone) knows best how long ye have stayed here.... Now send ye then one of you with this money of yours to the town: let him find out which is the best food (to be had) and bring some to you, that (ye may) satisfy your hunger therewith: And let him behave with care and courtesy, and let him not inform any one about you.

Sahih International

And similarly, We awakened them that they might question one another. Said a speaker from among them, "How long have you remained [here]?" They said, "We have remained a day or part of a day." They said, "Your Lord is most knowing of how long you remained. So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look to which is the best of food and bring you provision from it and let him be cautious. And let no one be aware of you.

Dr. Ghali

And thus We made them rise again that they might ask one another (Literally: among themselves). A speaker from among them said, "How long have you lingered?" They said, "We have lingered a day, or part (Literally: some "part" of a day) of a day." (Others) said, "Your Lord knows best how long you have lingered. So send one of you forth with this money to the city, then let him look for whichever of them has the purest (Literally: most cleansed) food, so let him come up to you with a provision thereof, and let him be courteous, and definitely let no man be aware of your (presence).

Malayalam

അപ്രകാരം-അവര്‍ അന്യോന്യം ചോദ്യം നടത്തുവാന്‍ തക്കവണ്ണം -നാം അവരെ എഴുന്നേല്‍പിച്ചു. അവരില്‍ ഒരാള്‍ ചോദിച്ചു: നിങ്ങളെത്ര കാലം ( ഗുഹയില്‍ ) കഴിച്ചുകൂട്ടി? മറ്റുള്ളവര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു: നാം ഒരു ദിവസമോ ഒരു ദിവസത്തിന്‍റെ അല്‍പഭാഗമോ കഴിച്ചുകൂട്ടിയിരിക്കും. മറ്റു ചിലര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു: നിങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവാകുന്നു നിങ്ങള്‍ കഴിച്ചുകൂട്ടിയതിനെപ്പറ്റി ശരിയായി അറിയുന്നവന്‍. എന്നാല്‍ നിങ്ങളില്‍ ഒരാളെ നിങ്ങളുടെ ഈ വെള്ളിനാണയവും കൊണ്ട്‌ പട്ടണത്തിലേക്ക്‌ അയക്കുക. അവിടെ ആരുടെ പക്കലാണ്‌ ഏറ്റവും നല്ല ഭക്ഷണമുള്ളത്‌ എന്ന്‌ നോക്കിയിട്ട്‌ അവിടെ നിന്ന്‌ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്‌ അവന്‍ വല്ല ആഹാരവും കൊണ്ടുവരട്ടെ. അവന്‍ കരുതലോടെ പെരുമാറട്ടെ. നിങ്ങളെപ്പറ്റി അവന്‍ യാതൊരാളെയും അറിയിക്കാതിരിക്കട്ടെ.

Muhsin Khan

Likewise, We awakened them (from their long deep sleep) that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: "How long have you stayed (here)?" They said: "We have stayed (perhaps) a day or part of a day." They said: "Your Lord (Alone) knows best how long you have stayed (here). So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the town, and let him find out which is the good lawful food, and bring some of that to you. And let him be careful and let no man know of you.

إِنَّهُمْ إِن يَظْهَرُوا عَلَيْكُمْ يَرْجُمُوكُمْ أَوْ يُعِيدُوكُمْ فِي مِلَّتِهِمْ وَلَن تُفْلِحُوا إِذًا أَبَدًا

Pickthall

For they, if they should come to know of you, will stone you or turn you back to their religion; then ye will never prosper.

Yusuf Ali

"For if they should come upon you, they would stone you or force you to return to their cult, and in that case ye would never attain prosperity."

Shakir

For surely if they prevail against you they would stone you to death or force you back to their religion, and then you will never succeed.

Sahih International

Indeed, if they come to know of you, they will stone you or return you to their religion. And never would you succeed, then - ever."

Malayalam

തീര്‍ച്ചയായും നിങ്ങളെപ്പറ്റി അവര്‍ക്ക്‌ അറിവ്‌ ലഭിച്ചാല്‍ അവര്‍ നിങ്ങളെ എറിഞ്ഞ്‌ കൊല്ലുകയോ, അവരുടെ മതത്തിലേക്ക്‌ മടങ്ങാന്‍ നിങ്ങളെ നിര്‍ബന്ധിക്കുകയോ ചെയ്യും. എങ്കില്‍ ( അങ്ങനെ നിങ്ങള്‍ മടങ്ങുന്ന പക്ഷം ) നിങ്ങളൊരിക്കലും വിജയിക്കുകയില്ല തന്നെ.

Muhsin Khan

"For if they come to know of you, they will stone you (to death or abuse and harm you) or turn you back to their religion, and in that case you will never be successful."

Dr. Ghali

Surely in case they get the better of you, they will stone you or bring you back to their creed, and (then) you will never prosper at all."

وَكَذَٰلِكَ أَعْثَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَأَنَّ السَّاعَةَ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهَا إِذْ يَتَنَازَعُونَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَمْرَهُمْ ۖ فَقَالُوا ابْنُوا عَلَيْهِم بُنْيَانًا ۖ رَّبُّهُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ ۚ قَالَ الَّذِينَ غَلَبُوا عَلَىٰ أَمْرِهِمْ لَنَتَّخِذَنَّ عَلَيْهِم مَّسْجِدًا

Dr. Ghali

And thus We made the (people of the city) discover them that they might know that the promise of Allah is true and that the Hour, there is no suspicion about it. As they were contending among themselves their Command, (The Command of Allah concerning Resurrection; or: their affair) (then) they said, "Build over them a structure; their Lord knows them best." (But) the ones who prevailed over their Command (Literally: overcame them in their Command; or: in their affair) said, "Indeed we will definitely build (Literally: take to ourselves) over them a mosque."

Malayalam

അല്ലാഹുവിന്‍റെ വാഗ്ദാനം സത്യമാണെന്നും, അന്ത്യസമയത്തിന്‍റെ കാര്യത്തില്‍ യാതൊരു സംശയവുമില്ലെന്നും അവര്‍ ( ജനങ്ങള്‍ ) മനസ്സിലാക്കുവാന്‍ വേണ്ടി നാം അവരെ ( ഗുഹാവാസികളെ ) കണ്ടെത്താന്‍ അപ്രകാരം അവസരം നല്‍കി. അവര്‍ അന്യോന്യം അവരുടെ ( ഗുഹാവാസികളുടെ ) കാര്യത്തില്‍ തര്‍ക്കിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരുന്ന സന്ദര്‍ഭം ( ശ്രദ്ധേയമാകുന്നു. ) അവര്‍ ( ഒരു വിഭാഗം ) പറഞ്ഞു: നിങ്ങള്‍ അവരുടെ മേല്‍ ഒരു കെട്ടിടം നിര്‍മിക്കുക-അവരുടെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ അവരെപ്പറ്റി നല്ലവണ്ണം അറിയുന്നവനത്രെ- അവരുടെ കാര്യത്തില്‍ പ്രാബല്യം നേടിയവര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു: നമുക്ക്‌ അവരുടെ മേല്‍ ഒരു പള്ളി നിര്‍മിക്കുക തന്നെ ചെയ്യാം.

Shakir

And thus did We make (men) to get knowledge of them that they might know that Allah's promise is true and that as for the hour there is no doubt about it. When they disputed among themselves about their affair and said: Erect an edifice over them-- their Lord best knows them. Those who prevailed in their affair said: We will certainly raise a masjid over them.

Yusuf Ali

Thus did We make their case known to the people, that they might know that the promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour of Judgment. Behold, they dispute among themselves as to their affair. (Some) said, "Construct a building over them": Their Lord knows best about them: those who prevailed over their affair said, "Let us surely build a place of worship over them."

Pickthall

And in like manner We disclosed them (to the people of the city) that they might know that the promise of Allah is true, and that, as for the Hour, there is no doubt concerning it. When (the people of the city) disputed of their case among themselves, they said: Build over them a building; their Lord knoweth best concerning them. Those who won their point said: We verily shall build a place of worship over them.

Muhsin Khan

And thus We made their case known to the people, that they might know that the Promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour. (Remember) when they (the people of the city) disputed among themselves about their case, they said: "Construct a building over them, their Lord knows best about them," (then) those who won their point said (most probably the disbelievers): "We verily shall build a place of worship over them."

Sahih International

And similarly, We caused them to be found that they [who found them] would know that the promise of Allah is truth and that of the Hour there is no doubt. [That was] when they disputed among themselves about their affair and [then] said, "Construct over them a structure. Their Lord is most knowing about them." Said those who prevailed in the matter, "We will surely take [for ourselves] over them a masjid."

ﭿ

سَيَقُولُونَ ثَلَاثَةٌ رَّابِعُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ خَمْسَةٌ سَادِسُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ رَجْمًا بِالْغَيْبِ ۖ وَيَقُولُونَ سَبْعَةٌ وَثَامِنُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ ۚ قُل رَّبِّي أَعْلَمُ بِعِدَّتِهِم مَّا يَعْلَمُهُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلٌ ۗ فَلَا تُمَارِ فِيهِمْ إِلَّا مِرَاءً ظَاهِرًا وَلَا تَسْتَفْتِ فِيهِم مِّنْهُمْ أَحَدًا

Dr. Ghali

They will say, "Three, their dog (was) the fourth of them." And (others) will say, "Five, their dog (was) the sixth of them, " guessing at the Unseen. (Some others) will say, "Seven, and their dog (was) the eighth of them." Say, "My Lord knows best their right number; none knows them, except a few." So do not wrangle about them, except in outward wrangling, and do not ask any of them for a pronouncement on them.

Yusuf Ali

(Some) say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; (others) say they were five, the dog being the sixth,- doubtfully guessing at the unknown; (yet others) say they were seven, the dog being the eighth. Say thou: "My Lord knoweth best their number; It is but few that know their (real case)." Enter not, therefore, into controversies concerning them, except on a matter that is clear, nor consult any of them about (the affair of) the Sleepers.

Malayalam

അവര്‍ ( ജനങ്ങളില്‍ ഒരു വിഭാഗം ) പറയും; ( ഗുഹാവാസികള്‍ ) മൂന്ന്‌ പേരാണ്‌, നാലാമത്തെത്‌ അവരുടെ നായയാണ്‌ എന്ന്‌. ചിലര്‍ പറയും: അവര്‍ അഞ്ചുപേരാണ്‌; ആറാമത്തെത്‌ അവരുടെ നായയാണ്‌ എന്ന്‌. അദൃശ്യകാര്യത്തെപ്പറ്റിയുള്ള ഊഹം പറയല്‍ മാത്രമാണത്‌. ചിലര്‍ പറയും: അവര്‍ ഏഴു പേരാണ്‌. എട്ടാമത്തെത്‌ അവരുടെ നായയാണ്‌ എന്ന്‌ ( നബിയേ ) പറയുക; എന്‍റെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ അവരുടെ എണ്ണത്തെപ്പറ്റി നല്ലവണ്ണം അറിയുന്നവനാണ്‌. ചുരുക്കം പേരല്ലാതെ അവരെപ്പറ്റി അറിയുകയില്ല. അതിനാല്‍ വ്യക്തമായ അറിവിന്‍റെ അടിസ്ഥാനത്തിലല്ലാതെ അവരുടെ വിഷയത്തില്‍ തര്‍ക്കിക്കരുത്‌. അവരില്‍ ( ജനങ്ങളില്‍ ) ആരോടും അവരുടെ കാര്യത്തില്‍ നീ അഭിപ്രായം ആരായുകയും ചെയ്യരുത്‌.

Muhsin Khan

(Some) say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; (others) say they were five, the dog being the sixth, guessing at the unseen; (yet others) say they were seven, the dog being the eighth. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "My Lord knows best their number; none knows them but a few." So debate not (about their number, etc.) except with the clear proof (which We have revealed to you). And consult not any of them (people of the Scripture, Jews and Christians) about (the affair of) the people of the Cave.

Pickthall

(Some) will say: They were three, their dog the fourth, and (some) say: Five, their dog the sixth, guessing at random; and (some) say: Seven, and their dog the eighth. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord is Best Aware of their number. None knoweth them save a few. So contend not concerning them except with an outward contending, and ask not any of them to pronounce concerning them.

Sahih International

They will say there were three, the fourth of them being their dog; and they will say there were five, the sixth of them being their dog - guessing at the unseen; and they will say there were seven, and the eighth of them was their dog. Say, [O Muhammad], "My Lord is most knowing of their number. None knows them except a few. So do not argue about them except with an obvious argument and do not inquire about them among [the speculators] from anyone."

Shakir

(Some) say: (They are) three, the fourth of them being their dog; and (others) say: Five, the sixth of them being their dog, making conjectures at what is unknown; and (others yet) say: Seven, and the eighth of them is their dog. Say: My Lord best knows their number, none knows them but a few; therefore contend not in the matter of them but with an outward contention, and do not question concerning them any of them.

وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنِّي فَاعِلٌ ذَٰلِكَ غَدًا

Sahih International

And never say of anything, "Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,"

Dr. Ghali

And definitely do not say, regarding anything, "Surely I am performing that tomorrow, "

Muhsin Khan

And never say of anything, "I shall do such and such thing tomorrow."

Pickthall

And say not of anything: Lo! I shall do that tomorrow,

Shakir

And do not say of anything: Surely I will do it tomorrow,

Yusuf Ali

Nor say of anything, "I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow"-

Malayalam

യാതൊരു കാര്യത്തെപ്പറ്റിയും നാളെ ഞാനത്‌ തീര്‍ച്ചയായും ചെയ്യാം എന്ന്‌ നീ പറഞ്ഞുപോകരുത്‌.

إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا

Muhsin Khan

Except (with the saying), "If Allah will!" And remember your Lord when you forget and say: "It may be that my Lord guides me unto a nearer way of truth than this."

Shakir

Unless Allah pleases; and remember your Lord when you forget and say: Maybe my Lord will guide me to a nearer course to the right than this.

Sahih International

Except [when adding], "If Allah wills." And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, "Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct."

Malayalam

അല്ലാഹു ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നവെങ്കില്‍ ( ചെയ്യാമെന്ന്‌ ) അല്ലാതെ. നീ മറന്നുപോകുന്ന പക്ഷം ( ഓര്‍മവരുമ്പോള്‍ ) നിന്‍റെ രക്ഷിതാവിനെ അനുസ്മരിക്കുക. എന്‍റെ രക്ഷിതാവ്‌ എന്നെ ഇതിനെക്കാള്‍ സന്‍മാര്‍ഗത്തോട്‌ അടുത്ത ഒരു ജീവിതത്തിലേക്ക്‌ നയിച്ചേക്കാം എന്ന്‌ പറയുകയും ചെയ്യുക.

Dr. Ghali

Except (if you add), If Allah (so) decides." (i.e., say: insha " É " Allah) And remember your Lord when you forget, and say, "It may be that my Lord will guide me to something nearer to rectitude than this."

Yusuf Ali

Without adding, "So please Allah!" and call thy Lord to mind when thou forgettest, and say, "I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer (even) than this to the right road."

Pickthall

Except if Allah will. And remember thy Lord when thou forgettest, and say: It may be that my Lord guideth me unto a nearer way of truth than this.

وَلَبِثُوا فِي كَهْفِهِمْ ثَلَاثَ مِائَةٍ سِنِينَ وَازْدَادُوا تِسْعًا

Muhsin Khan

And they stayed in their Cave three hundred (solar) years, and add nine (for lunar years).

Sahih International

And they remained in their cave for three hundred years and exceeded by nine.

Malayalam

അവര്‍ അവരുടെ ഗുഹയില്‍ മുന്നൂറ്‌ വര്‍ഷം താമസിച്ചു. അവര്‍ ഒമ്പതു വര്‍ഷം കൂടുതലാക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു.

Yusuf Ali

So they stayed in their Cave three hundred years, and (some) add nine (more)

Dr. Ghali

And they lingered in their cave three hundred years, and to that they increased nine (more).

Shakir

And they remained in their cave three hundred years and (some) add (another) nine.

Pickthall

And (it is said) they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine.

قُلِ اللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا لَبِثُوا ۖ لَهُ غَيْبُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ أَبْصِرْ بِهِ وَأَسْمِعْ ۚ مَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا يُشْرِكُ فِي حُكْمِهِ أَحَدًا

Malayalam

നീ പറയുക: അവര്‍ താമസിച്ചതിനെപ്പറ്റി അല്ലാഹു നല്ലവണ്ണം അറിയുന്നവനാകുന്നു. ആകാശങ്ങളിലെയും ഭൂമിയിലെയും അദൃശ്യജ്ഞാനം അവന്നാണുള്ളത്‌. അവന്‍ എത്ര കാഴ്ചയുള്ളവന്‍. എത്ര കേള്‍വിയുള്ളവന്‍! അവന്നു പുറമെ അവര്‍ക്ക്‌ ( മനുഷ്യര്‍ക്ക്‌ ) യാതൊരു രക്ഷാധികാരിയുമില്ല. തന്‍റെ തീരുമാനാധികാരത്തില്‍ യാതൊരാളെയും അവന്‍ പങ്കുചേര്‍ക്കുകയുമില്ല.

Sahih International

Say, " Allah is most knowing of how long they remained. He has [knowledge of] the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. How Seeing is He and how Hearing! They have not besides Him any protector, and He shares not His legislation with anyone."

Pickthall

Say: Allah is Best Aware how long they tarried. His is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth. How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! They have no protecting friend beside Him, and He maketh none to share in His government.

Muhsin Khan

Say: "Allah knows best how long they stayed. With Him is (the knowledge of) the unseen of the heavens and the earth. How clearly He sees, and hears (everything)! They have no Wali (Helper, Disposer of affairs, Protector, etc.) other than Him, and He makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule."

Shakir

Say: Allah knows best how long they remained; to Him are (known) the unseen things of the heavens and the earth; how clear His sight and how clear His hearing! There is none to be a guardian for them besides Him, and He does not make any one His associate in His Judgment.

Yusuf Ali

Say: "Allah knows best how long they stayed: with Him is (the knowledge of) the secrets of the heavens and the earth: how clearly He sees, how finely He hears (everything)! They have no protector other than Him; nor does He share His Command with any person whatsoever.

Dr. Ghali

Say, " Allah knows best how long they lingered. To Him (belongs) the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. How well He beholds, and how well He hears!" In no way do they have any patron apart from Him, and He does not associate in His judgment anyone.

ﯿ

وَاتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِن كِتَابِ رَبِّكَ ۖ لَا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَن تَجِدَ مِن دُونِهِ مُلْتَحَدًا

Pickthall

And recite that which hath been revealed unto thee of the Scripture of thy Lord. There is none who can change His words, and thou wilt find no refuge beside Him.

Sahih International

And recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord. There is no changer of His words, and never will you find in other than Him a refuge.

Malayalam

നിനക്ക്‌ ബോധനം നല്‍കപ്പെട്ട നിന്‍റെ രക്ഷിതാവിന്‍റെ ഗ്രന്ഥം നീ പാരായണം ചെയ്യുക. അവന്‍റെ വചനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്‌ ഭേദഗതി വരുത്താനാരുമില്ല. അവന്നു പുറമെ യാതൊരു അഭയസ്ഥാനവും നീ ഒരിക്കലും കണ്ടെത്തുകയുമില്ല.

Dr. Ghali

And recite what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord; none can alter (Literally: none can be an falterer) His Words; and apart from Him, you will never find any shielding.

Muhsin Khan

And recite what has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW) of the Book (the Quran) of your Lord (i.e. recite it, understand and follow its teachings and act on its orders and preach it to men). None can change His Words, and none will you find as a refuge other than Him.

Shakir

And recite what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord, there is none who can alter His words; and you shall not find any refuge besides Him.

Yusuf Ali

And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.

وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ يُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَهُ ۖ وَلَا تَعْدُ عَيْنَاكَ عَنْهُمْ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَلَا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا

Pickthall

Restrain thyself along with those who cry unto their Lord at morn and evening, seeking His Countenance; and let not thine eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, who followeth his own lust and whose case hath been abandoned.

Sahih International

And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.

Dr. Ghali

And (suffer) yourself to (endure) patiently with the ones who invoke their Lord in the early morning and nightfall, willing to seek His Face, and do not let your eyes go past them, (i.e., overlook them) willing (to gain) the adornment of the present life; (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) and do not obey him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, and who closely follows his own prejudices, and to whom the Command (i.e., the Command of Allah to him, or: his affair) has been all excess (i.e., He has been most disbelieving).

Malayalam

തങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവിന്‍റെ മുഖം ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കിക്കൊണ്ട്‌ കാലത്തും വൈകുന്നേരവും അവനോട്‌ പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥിച്ച്‌ കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നവരുടെ കൂടെ നീ നിന്‍റെ മനസ്സിനെ അടക്കി നിര്‍ത്തുക. ഇഹലോകജീവിതത്തിന്‍റെ അലങ്കാരം ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കിക്കൊണ്ട്‌ നിന്‍റെ കണ്ണുകള്‍ അവരെ വിട്ടുമാറിപ്പോകാതിരിക്കട്ടെ. ഏതൊരുവന്‍റെ ഹൃദയത്തെ നമ്മുടെ സ്മരണയെ വിട്ടു നാം അശ്രദ്ധമാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നുവോ, ഏതൊരുവന്‍ തന്നിഷ്ടത്തെ പിന്തുടരുകയും അവന്‍റെ കാര്യം അതിരുകവിഞ്ഞതായിരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തുവോ, അവനെ നീ അനുസരിച്ചു പോകരുത്‌.

Yusuf Ali

And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.

Muhsin Khan

And keep yourself (O Muhammad SAW) patiently with those who call on their Lord (i.e. your companions who remember their Lord with glorification, praising in prayers, etc., and other righteous deeds, etc.) morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost.

Shakir

And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them, desiring the beauties of this world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one in which due bounds are exceeded.

ﭿ

وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكُمْ ۖ فَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيَكْفُرْ ۚ إِنَّا أَعْتَدْنَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ نَارًا أَحَاطَ بِهِمْ سُرَادِقُهَا ۚ وَإِن يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَاءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ ۚ بِئْسَ الشَّرَابُ وَسَاءَتْ مُرْتَفَقًا

Muhsin Khan

And say: "The truth is from your Lord." Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve. Verily, We have prepared for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), a Fire whose walls will be surrounding them (disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah). And if they ask for help (relief, water, etc.) they will be granted water like boiling oil, that will scald their faces. Terrible the drink, and an evil Murtafaqa (dwelling, resting place, etc.)!

Shakir

And say: The truth is from your Lord, so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve; surely We have prepared for the iniquitous a fire, the curtains of which shall encompass them about; and if they cry for water, they shall be given water like molten brass which will scald their faces; evil the drink and ill the resting-place.

Yusuf Ali

Say, "The truth is from your Lord": Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong-doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on!

Pickthall

Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!

Sahih International

And say, "The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills - let him believe; and whoever wills - let him disbelieve." Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will surround them. And if they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like murky oil, which scalds [their] faces. Wretched is the drink, and evil is the resting place.

Malayalam

പറയുക: സത്യം നിങ്ങളുടെ രക്ഷിതാവിങ്കല്‍ നിന്നുള്ളതാകുന്നു. അതിനാല്‍ ഇഷ്ടമുള്ളവര്‍ വിശ്വസിക്കട്ടെ. ഇഷ്ടമുള്ളവര്‍ അവിശ്വസിക്കട്ടെ. അക്രമികള്‍ക്ക്‌ നാം നരകാഗ്നി ഒരുക്കി വെച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്‌. അതിന്‍റെ കൂടാരം അവരെ വലയം ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നു. അവര്‍ വെള്ളത്തിനപേക്ഷിക്കുന്ന പക്ഷം ഉരുക്കിയ ലോഹം പോലുള്ള ഒരു വെള്ളമായിരിക്കും. അവര്‍ക്ക്‌ കുടിക്കാന്‍ നല്‍കപ്പെടുന്നത്‌. അത്‌ മുഖങ്ങളെ എരിച്ച്‌ കളയും. വളരെ ദുഷിച്ച പാനീയം തന്നെ. അത്‌ ( നരകം ) വളരെ ദുഷിച്ച വിശ്രമ സ്ഥലം തന്നെ.

Dr. Ghali

And say, "The Truth is from your Lord; so whoever decides, then let him believe, and whoever decides, then let him disbelieve." Surely We have readied for the unjust a Fire whose canopy encompasses them; and in case they call for succor, they will be succored with water like molten metal that will scald their faces. Miserable is the drink, and odious is it (as) a resting place!

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ إِنَّا لَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ عَمَلًا

Pickthall

Lo! as for those who believe and do good works - Lo! We suffer not the reward of one whose work is goodly to be lost.

Shakir

Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, We do not waste the reward of him who does a good work.

Muhsin Khan

Verily! As for those who believe and do righteous deeds, certainly! We shall not suffer to be lost the reward of anyone who does his (righteous) deeds in the most perfect manner.

Malayalam

തീര്‍ച്ചയായും വിശ്വസിക്കുകയും സല്‍കര്‍മ്മങ്ങള്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തവരാരോ അത്തരം സല്‍പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം നടത്തുന്ന യാതൊരാളുടെയും പ്രതിഫലം നാം തീര്‍ച്ചയായും പാഴാക്കുന്നതല്ല.

Sahih International

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds - indeed, We will not allow to be lost the reward of any who did well in deeds.

Yusuf Ali

As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed.

Dr. Ghali

Surely the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness, surely We do not waste the reward of him who does fair deeds.

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