Allah has given an example: There is a man (enslaved and) owned by some partners having rivalry with each other, and (on the other hand,) there is a man solely owned by a single man. Can they be equal in comparison? Praise be to Allah! (The truth stands established). But, most of them do not know.
Mufti Taqi Usmani
Allah has struck a smilitude: a man in whom associates are at variance with each other, and a man wholly submissive to (one) man. Are the two equal (in likeness)? Praise be to Allah; no indeed, (but) most of them do not know.
Allah puts forth a similitude: a (slave) man belonging to many partners (like those who worship others along with Allah) disputing with one another, and a (slave) man belonging entirely to one master, (like those who worship Allah Alone). Are those two equal in comparison? All the praises and thanks be to Allah! But most of them know not.
Allah propounds a parable: there is a man whose ownership is shared
by several quarrelsome masters, each pulling him to himself; and there is another
who is exclusively owned by one man. Can the two be alike?8 All
praise and thanks be to Allah.9 But most of them are unaware.0
Tafheem-ul-Quran - Abul Ala Maududi
God puts forward this illustration: can a man who has for his masters several partners at odds with each other be considered equal to a man devoted wholly to one master? All praise belongs to God, though most of them do not know.
Allah coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several part-owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in similitude? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.
Allah puts forth a Parable a man belonging to many partners at variance with each other, and a man belonging entirely to one master: are those two equal in comparison? Praise be to Allah! but most of them have no knowledge.
Аллоҳ (шундай) бир мисол келтирди: бир киши — қул борки, унинг устида талашгувчи шериклар (яъни, хожалар) бор. Яна бир киши — қул борки, у бус-бутун ҳолида бир киши — хожаникидир. Иккисининг мисоли баробар бўлурми?! (Йўқ, баробар бўлмас. Худди шунингдек, бир неча «худо»ларга сиғинадиган мушрик билан ёлғиз Аллоҳгагина бандалик қиладиган мўмин ҳам баробар бўлмас). Ҳамду сано (ёлғиз) Аллоҳ учундир. Йўқ, уларнинг кўплари билмаслар, (бас, ана шу сабабдан турли «худо»ларга сиғинурлар).
Allah presents an example: a man [i.e., slave] owned by quarreling partners and another belonging exclusively to one man - are they equal in comparison? Praise be to Allah! But most of them do not know.