O you who believe, be upholders of justice - witnesses for Allah, even though against (the interest of) your selves or the parents, and the kinsmen. One may be rich or poor, Allah is better caretaker of both. So do not follow desires, lest you should swerve. If you twist or avoid (the evidence), then, Allah is all-aware of what you do.

— Mufti Taqi Usmani

O you who have believed, be constantly upright with equity (with others), witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or (your) parents and nearest kin. In case (the person) is rich or poor, then Allah is the Best Patron for both. So do not ever follow prejudice, so as to do justice; and in case you twist or veer away, then surely Allah has been Ever-Cognizant of whatever you do.

— Dr. Ghali

You who believe, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or your close relatives. Whether the person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desire, so that you can act justly- if you distort or neglect justice, God is fully aware of what you do.

— Abdul Haleem

O ye who believe! Be ye staunch in justice, witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (your) parents or (your) kindred, whether (the case be of) a rich man or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both (them ye are). So follow not passion lest ye lapse (from truth) and if ye lapse or fall away, then lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.

— Pickthall

O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

— Yusuf Ali

Эй мўминлар, адолат билан тургувчи ҳамда ўзларингнинг ёки ота-она ва қариндош-уруғларнинг зарарига бўлса-да, Аллоҳ учун тўғри гувоҳлик бергувчи бўлинглар! У (яъни, гувоҳлик берилувчи) бой бўладими, камбағал бўладими, ҳар иккисига ҳам Олоҳнинг Ўзи (сизлардан кўра) яқинроқдир. Бас, адолат қилмасдан нафси ҳавога эргашиб кетманглар. Агар тилларингни буриб (нотўғри гувоҳлик берсанглар) ёки (гувоҳлик беришдан) бош тортсанглар, албатта Аллоҳ қилаётган амалларингиздан хабардор бўлган Зотдир.

— Alauddin Mansour

Ó fiéis, sede firmes em observardes a justiça, atuando de testemunhas, por amor a Deus, ainda que o testemunho sejacontra vós mesmos, contra os vossos pais ou contra os vossos parentes, seja contra vós mesmos, contra os vossos pais oucontra os vossos parentes, seja o acusado rico ou pobre, porque a Deus incumbe protegê-los. Portanto, não sigais os vossoscaprichos, para não serdes injustos; e se falseardes o vosso testemunho ou vos recusardes a prestá-lo, sabei que Deus estábem inteirado de tudo quanto fazeis.

— Samir El-Hayek

Ô les croyants! Observez strictement la justice et soyez des témoins (véridiques) comme Allah l’ordonne, fût-ce contre vous-mêmes, contre vos père et mère ou proches parents. Qu’il s’agisse d’un riche ou d’un besogneux, Allah a priorité sur eux deux (et Il est plus connaisseur de leur intérêt que vous). Ne suivez donc pas les passions, afin de ne pas dévier de la justice. Et si vous portez un faux témoignage ou si vous le refusez, [sachez qu’] Allah est Parfaitement informé de ce que vous faites.

— French Translation(Muhammad Hamidullah)

O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both.1 So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, of what you do, Aware.

— Saheeh International

Believers! Be upholders of justice,1 and bearers of witness to truth for the sake of Allah,2 even though it may either be against yourselves or against your parents and kinsmen, or the rich or the poor: for Allah is more concerned with their well-being than you are. Do not, then, follow your own desires lest you keep away from justice. If you twist or turn away from (the truth), know that Allah is well aware of all that you do.

— Tafheem-ul-Quran - Abul Ala Maududi



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