VERSES
206
PAGES
151-176

Name

This Surah takes its name from vv. 46-47 in which mention of A'araf occurs.

Period of Revelation

A study of its contents clearly shows that the period of its revelation is about the same as that of Al-An'am, i. e., the last year of the Holy Prophet's life at Makkah, but it cannot be asserted with certainty which of these two was sent down earlier. Anyhow the manner of its admonition clearly indicates that it belongs to the same period. As both have the same historical background the reader should keep in view the preface to Al-An'am.

Topics of Discussion

The principal subject of this surah is "invitation to the Divine Message sent down to Muhammad" (Allah's peace be upon him), which is couched in a warning. This is because the Messenger had spent a long time in admonishing the people of Makkah without any tangible effect on them. Nay, they had turned a deaf ear to his message and become so obdurate and antagonistic that, in accordance with the Divine Design, the Messenger was going to be commanded to leave them and turn to other people,. That is why they are being admonished to accept the Message but, at the same time, they are being warned in strong terms of the consequences that followed the wrong attitude of the former people towards their Messengers. (Now that the Holy Prophet was going to" migrate from Makkah the concluding portion of the address has been directed towards the people of the Book with whom he was going to come into contact. This meant that the time of migration was coming near and the "invitation" was going to be extended to mankind in general, and was not to be confined to his own people in particular as before.

During the course of the address to the Jews, the consequences of their hypocritical conduct towards Prophethood have also been pointed out clearly, for they professed to believe in Prophet Moses but in practice opposed his teachings, disobeyed him and worshiped falsehood and consequently were afflicted with ignominy and disgrace.

At the end of the Surah, some instructions have been given to the Holy Prophet and his followers for carrying out the work of the propagation of Islam with wisdom. The most important of these is that they should show patience and exercise restraint in answer to the provocations of their opponents. Above all, they have been advised that under stress of the excitement of feeling, they should not take any wrung step that might harm their cause.

Subject: Invitation to the Divine Message

Topics and their Interconnection

In this passage, the people have been invited to follow the Message sent down to them through Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) and warned of the consequences of its rejection. 1 - 10

The story of Adam has been related with a view to warning his descendants against the evil devices of Satan who is ever ready to mislead them as he did in the case of Adam and Eve. 11 - 25

This passage contains some Divine instructions, and contrasts these with Satan's instructions, and depicts a graphic picture of the results and the consequences of the two. 26 - 53

As the Message has been sent down by Allah (Who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything in them), it should be followed, for it is like the rain He sends down to give life to the dead earth. 54 - 58

Events from the lives of some well-known Prophets - Noah, Hud, Salih, Lot, Shu`aib, Moses (Allah's peace be upon them all) -- have been related to show the consequences of the rejection of the Message, and the addressees of Prophet Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) have been admonished to accept and follow the Message in order to escape perdition. 59 - 171

As the Covenant with the Israelites was mentioned at the end of the preceding passage, the whole mankind has been reminded very appropriately of the Covenant that was made at the time of the appointment of Adam as the Vicegerent of Allah so that all of his descendants should remember it and accept and follow the Message that was delivered by the Holy Prophet. 172 - 174

The example of the one who had the knowledge of the Message but discarded it, has been cited as a warning to those who were treating the Message as false; they have been exhorted to use their faculties to recognize the Message; otherwise Hell would be there abode. 175 - 179

In this concluding portion of the Surah, some deviations of those who do not use their faculties properly to understand the Message have been dealt with and they have been admonished, reproved and warned of the serious consequences of their antagonistic attitude towards the Message of the Holy Prophet. 180 - 198

In conclusion, instructions have been given to the Holy Prophet, and through him to his followers, about the attitude they should adopt towards those who reject the Message and deviate from it. 199 - 206

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

ﭑﭒﭓ

وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ الَّذِي آتَيْنَاهُ آيَاتِنَا فَانسَلَخَ مِنْهَا فَأَتْبَعَهُ الشَّيْطَانُ فَكَانَ مِنَ الْغَاوِينَ

French

Et raconte-leur l'histoire de celui à qui Nous avions donné Nos signes et qui s'en écarta. Le Diable, donc, l'entraîna dans sa suite et il devint ainsi du nombre des égarés.

Sahih International

And recite to them, [O Muhammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the deviators.

Yusuf Ali

Relate to them the story of the man to whom We sent Our signs, but he passed them by: so Satan followed him up, and he went astray.

وَلَوْ شِئْنَا لَرَفَعْنَاهُ بِهَا وَلَٰكِنَّهُ أَخْلَدَ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ ۚ فَمَثَلُهُ كَمَثَلِ الْكَلْبِ إِن تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْهِ يَلْهَثْ أَوْ تَتْرُكْهُ يَلْهَث ۚ ذَّٰلِكَ مَثَلُ الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا ۚ فَاقْصُصِ الْقَصَصَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

French

Et si Nous avions voulu, Nous l'aurions élevé par ces mêmes enseignements, mais il s'inclina vers la terre et suivit sa propre passion. Il est semblable à un chien qui halète si tu l'attaques, et qui halète aussi si tu le laisses. Tel est l'exemple des gens qui traitent de mensonges Nos signes. Eh bien, raconte le récit. Peut-être réfléchiront-ils !

Sahih International

And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.

Yusuf Ali

If it had been Our will, We should have elevated him with Our signs; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires. His similitude is that of a dog: if you attack him, he lolls out his tongue, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls out his tongue. That is the similitude of those who reject Our signs; So relate the story; perchance they may reflect.

سَاءَ مَثَلًا الْقَوْمُ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا وَأَنفُسَهُمْ كَانُوا يَظْلِمُونَ

French

Quel mauvais exemple que ces gens qui traitent de mensonges Nos signes, cependant que c'est à eux-mêmes qu'ils font de tort.

Yusuf Ali

Evil as an example are people who reject Our signs and wrong their own souls.

Sahih International

How evil an example [is that of] the people who denied Our signs and used to wrong themselves.

ﯿ

مَن يَهْدِ اللَّهُ فَهُوَ الْمُهْتَدِي ۖ وَمَن يُضْلِلْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

Sahih International

Whoever Allah guides - he is the [rightly] guided; and whoever He sends astray - it is those who are the losers.

French

Quiconque Allah guide, voilà le bien guidé. Et quiconque Il égare, voilà les perdants.

Yusuf Ali

Whom Allah doth guide,- he is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish.

وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ ۖ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَّا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَّا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَّا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ

Yusuf Ali

Many are the Jinns and men we have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning).

Sahih International

And We have certainly created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind. They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like livestock; rather, they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless.

French

Nous avons destiné beaucoup de djinns et d'hommes pour l'Enfer. Ils ont des coeurs, mais ne comprennent pas. Ils ont des yeux, mais ne voient pas. Ils ont des oreilles, mais n'entendent pas. Ceux-là sont comme les bestiaux, même plus égarés encore. Tels sont les insouciants.

ﭿ

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا ۖ وَذَرُوا الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائِهِ ۚ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

French

C'est à Allah qu'appartiennent les noms les plus beaux. Invoquez-Le par ces noms et laissez ceux qui profanent Ses noms : ils seront rétribués pour ce qu'ils ont fait.

Sahih International

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.

Yusuf Ali

The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in his names: for what they do, they will soon be requited.

وَمِمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا أُمَّةٌ يَهْدُونَ بِالْحَقِّ وَبِهِ يَعْدِلُونَ

French

Parmi ceux que Nous avons créés, il y a une communauté qui guide (les autres) selon la vérité et par celle-ci exerce la justice.

Sahih International

And among those We created is a community which guides by truth and thereby establishes justice.

Yusuf Ali

Of those We have created are people who direct (others) with truth. And dispense justice therewith.

وَالَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

Yusuf Ali

Those who reject Our signs, We shall gradually visit with punishment, in ways they perceive not;

Sahih International

But those who deny Our signs - We will progressively lead them [to destruction] from where they do not know.

French

Ceux qui traitent de mensonges Nos enseignements, Nous allons les conduire graduellement vers leur perte par des voies qu'ils ignorent.

وَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ

Yusuf Ali

Respite will I grant unto them: for My scheme is strong (and unfailing).

Sahih International

And I will give them time. Indeed, my plan is firm.

French

Et Je leur accorderai un délai, car Mon stratagème est solide !

أَوَلَمْ يَتَفَكَّرُوا ۗ مَا بِصَاحِبِهِم مِّن جِنَّةٍ ۚ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ

French

Est-ce qu'ils n'ont pas réfléchi ? Il n'y a point de folie en leur compagnon (Muhammad) : il n'est qu'un avertisseur explicite !

Yusuf Ali

Do they not reflect? Their companion is not seized with madness: he is but a perspicuous warner.

Sahih International

Then do they not give thought? There is in their companion [Muhammad] no madness. He is not but a clear warner.

أَوَلَمْ يَنظُرُوا فِي مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِن شَيْءٍ وَأَنْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونَ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَ أَجَلُهُمْ ۖ فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ

Sahih International

Do they not look into the realm of the heavens and the earth and everything that Allah has created and [think] that perhaps their appointed time has come near? So in what statement hereafter will they believe?

French

N'ont-ils pas médité sur le royaume des cieux et de la terre, et toute chose qu'Allah a créée, et que leur terme est peut-être déjà proche ? En quelle parole croiront-ils après cela ?

Yusuf Ali

Do they see nothing in the government of the heavens and the earth and all that Allah hath created? (Do they not see) that it may well be that their terms is nigh drawing to an end? In what message after this will they then believe?

مَن يُضْلِلِ اللَّهُ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ ۚ وَيَذَرُهُمْ فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ

Sahih International

Whoever Allah sends astray - there is no guide for him. And He leaves them in their transgression, wandering blindly.

French

Quiconque Allah égare, pas de guide pour lui. Et Il les laisse dans leur transgression confus et hésitants.

Yusuf Ali

To such as Allah rejects from His guidance, there can be no guide: He will leave them in their trespasses, wandering in distraction.

ﯿ

يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا ۖ قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّي ۖ لَا يُجَلِّيهَا لِوَقْتِهَا إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ ثَقُلَتْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ لَا تَأْتِيكُمْ إِلَّا بَغْتَةً ۗ يَسْأَلُونَكَ كَأَنَّكَ حَفِيٌّ عَنْهَا ۖ قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِندَ اللَّهِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

French

Ils t'interrogent sur l'Heure : "Quand arrivera-t-elle ? " Dis : "Seul mon Seigneur en a connaissance. Lui seul la manifesta en son temps. Lourde elle sera dans les cieux et (sur) la terre et elle ne viendra à vous que soudainement." Ils t'interrogent comme si tu en étais averti. Dis : "Seul Allah en a connaissance." Mais beaucoup de gens ne savant pas.

Sahih International

They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, "Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly." They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, "Its knowledge is only with Allah , but most of the people do not know."

Yusuf Ali

They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."

قُل لَّا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لَاسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ ۚ إِنْ أَنَا إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

French

Dis : "Je ne détiens pour moi-même ni profit ni dommage, sauf ce qu'Allah veut. Et si je connaissais l'Inconnaissable, j'aurais eu des biens en abondance, et aucun mal ne m'aurait touché. Je ne suis, pour les gens qui croient, qu'un avertisseur et un annonciateur" .

Sahih International

Say, "I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe."

Yusuf Ali

Say: "I have no power over any good or harm to myself except as Allah willeth. If I had knowledge of the unseen, I should have multiplied all good, and no evil should have touched me: I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings to those who have faith."

ﭿ

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا لِيَسْكُنَ إِلَيْهَا ۖ فَلَمَّا تَغَشَّاهَا حَمَلَتْ حَمْلًا خَفِيفًا فَمَرَّتْ بِهِ ۖ فَلَمَّا أَثْقَلَت دَّعَوَا اللَّهَ رَبَّهُمَا لَئِنْ آتَيْتَنَا صَالِحًا لَّنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

Sahih International

It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in security with her. And when he covers her, she carries a light burden and continues therein. And when it becomes heavy, they both invoke Allah , their Lord, "If You should give us a good [child], we will surely be among the grateful."

French

C'est Lui qui vous a créés d'un seul être dont il a tiré son épouse, pour qu'il trouve de la tranquillité auprès d'elle; et lorsque celui-ci eut cohabité avec elle, elle conçut une légère grossesse, avec quoi elle se déplaçait (facilement). Puis lorsqu'elle se trouva alourdie, tous deux invoquèrent leur Seigneur : "Si Tu nous donnes un (enfant) sain, nous serons certainement du nombre des reconnaissants".

Yusuf Ali

It is He Who created you from a single person, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to Allah their Lord, (saying): "If Thou givest us a goodly child, we vow we shall (ever) be grateful."

فَلَمَّا آتَاهُمَا صَالِحًا جَعَلَا لَهُ شُرَكَاءَ فِيمَا آتَاهُمَا ۚ فَتَعَالَى اللَّهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

Yusuf Ali

But when He giveth them a goodly child, they ascribe to others a share in the gift they have received: but Allah is exalted high above the partners they ascribe to Him.

Sahih International

But when He gives them a good [child], they ascribe partners to Him concerning that which He has given them. Exalted is Allah above what they associate with Him.

French

Puis, lorsqu'Il leur eût donné un (enfant) sain, tous deux assignèrent à Allah des associés en ce qu'Il leur avait donné. Mais Allah est bien au-dessus des associés qu'on Lui assigne.

أَيُشْرِكُونَ مَا لَا يَخْلُقُ شَيْئًا وَهُمْ يُخْلَقُونَ

French

Est-ce qu'ils assignent comme associés ce qui ne crée rien et qui eux-mêmes sont créés,

Sahih International

Do they associate with Him those who create nothing and they are [themselves] created?

Yusuf Ali

Do they indeed ascribe to Him as partners things that can create nothing, but are themselves created?

وَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ لَهُمْ نَصْرًا وَلَا أَنفُسَهُمْ يَنصُرُونَ

Yusuf Ali

No aid can they give them, nor can they aid themselves!

French

et qui ne peuvent ni les secourir ni se secourir eux-mêmes ?

Sahih International

And the false deities are unable to [give] them help, nor can they help themselves.

وَإِن تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَى الْهُدَىٰ لَا يَتَّبِعُوكُمْ ۚ سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْكُمْ أَدَعَوْتُمُوهُمْ أَمْ أَنتُمْ صَامِتُونَ

French

Si vous les appelez vers le chemin droit, ils ne vous suivront pas. Le résultat pour vous est le même, que vous les appeliez ou que vous gardiez le silence.

Sahih International

And if you [believers] invite them to guidance, they will not follow you. It is all the same for you whether you invite them or you are silent.

Yusuf Ali

If ye call them to guidance, they will not obey: For you it is the same whether ye call them or ye hold your peace!

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ عِبَادٌ أَمْثَالُكُمْ ۖ فَادْعُوهُمْ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Yusuf Ali

Verily those whom ye call upon besides Allah are servants like unto you: Call upon them, and let them listen to your prayer, if ye are (indeed) truthful!

French

Ceux que vous invoquez en dehors d'Allah sont des serviteurs comme vous. Invoquez-les donc et qu'ils vous répondent, si vous êtes véridiques.

Sahih International

Indeed, those you [polytheists] call upon besides Allah are servants like you. So call upon them and let them respond to you, if you should be truthful.

ﯿ

أَلَهُمْ أَرْجُلٌ يَمْشُونَ بِهَا ۖ أَمْ لَهُمْ أَيْدٍ يَبْطِشُونَ بِهَا ۖ أَمْ لَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا ۖ أَمْ لَهُمْ آذَانٌ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۗ قُلِ ادْعُوا شُرَكَاءَكُمْ ثُمَّ كِيدُونِ فَلَا تُنظِرُونِ

Sahih International

Do they have feet by which they walk? Or do they have hands by which they strike? Or do they have eyes by which they see? Or do they have ears by which they hear? Say, [O Muhammad], "Call your 'partners' and then conspire against me and give me no respite.

Yusuf Ali

Have they feet to walk with? Or hands to lay hold with? Or eyes to see with? Or ears to hear with? Say: "Call your 'god-partners', scheme (your worst) against me, and give me no respite!

French

Ont-ils des jambes pour marcher ? Ont-ils de mains pour frapper ? Ont-ils des yeux pour observer ? Ont-ils des oreilles pour entendre ? Dis : "Invoquez vos associés, et puis, rusez contre moi; et ne me donnez pas de répit.

إِنَّ وَلِيِّيَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْكِتَابَ ۖ وَهُوَ يَتَوَلَّى الصَّالِحِينَ

French

Certes mon Maître, c'est Allah qui a fait descendre le Livre (le Coran). C'est Lui qui se charge (de la protection) des vertueux.

Yusuf Ali

"For my Protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book (from time to time), and He will choose and befriend the righteous.

Sahih International

Indeed, my protector is Allah , who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.

وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ لَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ نَصْرَكُمْ وَلَا أَنفُسَهُمْ يَنصُرُونَ

Sahih International

And those you call upon besides Him are unable to help you, nor can they help themselves."

Yusuf Ali

"But those ye call upon besides Him, are unable to help you, and indeed to help themselves."

French

Et ceux que vous invoquez en dehors de Lui ne sont capables ni de vous secourir, ni de se secourir eux-mêmes."

وَإِن تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَى الْهُدَىٰ لَا يَسْمَعُوا ۖ وَتَرَاهُمْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَيْكَ وَهُمْ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ

Yusuf Ali

If thou callest them to guidance, they hear not. Thou wilt see them looking at thee, but they see not.

Sahih International

And if you invite them to guidance, they do not hear; and you see them looking at you while they do not see.

French

Et si tu les appelles vers le chemin droit, ils n'entendent pas. Tu les vois qui te regardent, (mais) ils ne voient pas.

خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ

Sahih International

Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.

Yusuf Ali

Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.

French

Accepte ce qu'on t'offre de raisonnable , commande ce qui est convenable et éloigne-toi des ignorants.

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وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

French

Et si jamais le Diable t'incite à faire le mal, cherche refuge auprès d'Allah. Car Il entend, et sais tout.

Yusuf Ali

If a suggestion from Satan assail thy (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He heareth and knoweth (all things).

Sahih International

And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah . Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُوا فَإِذَا هُم مُّبْصِرُونَ

Yusuf Ali

Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)!

Sahih International

Indeed, those who fear Allah - when an impulse touches them from Satan, they remember [Him] and at once they have insight.

French

Ceux qui pratiquent la piété, lorsqu'une suggestion du Diable les touche se rappellent [du châtiment d'Allah]: et les voilà devenus clairvoyants.

وَإِخْوَانُهُمْ يَمُدُّونَهُمْ فِي الْغَيِّ ثُمَّ لَا يُقْصِرُونَ

French

(Quand aux méchants), leurs partenaires diaboliques les enfoncent dans l'aberration, puis ils ne cessent (de s'enfoncer).

Yusuf Ali

But their brethren (the evil ones) plunge them deeper into error, and never relax (their efforts).

Sahih International

But their brothers - the devils increase them in error; then they do not stop short.

وَإِذَا لَمْ تَأْتِهِم بِآيَةٍ قَالُوا لَوْلَا اجْتَبَيْتَهَا ۚ قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَتَّبِعُ مَا يُوحَىٰ إِلَيَّ مِن رَّبِّي ۚ هَٰذَا بَصَائِرُ مِن رَّبِّكُمْ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

Sahih International

And when you, [O Muhammad], do not bring them a sign, they say, "Why have you not contrived it?" Say, "I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord. This [Qur'an] is enlightenment from your Lord and guidance and mercy for a people who believe."

Yusuf Ali

If thou bring them not a revelation, they say: "Why hast thou not got it together?" Say: "I but follow what is revealed to me from my Lord: this is (nothing but) lights from your Lord, and Guidance, and mercy, for any who have faith."

French

Quand tu ne leur apportes pas de miracles, ils disent : "Pourquoi ne l'inventes-tu pas ? " Dis : "Je ne fais que suivre ce qui m'est révélé de mon Seigneur. Ces [versets coraniques] sont des preuves illuminantes venant de votre Seigneur, un guide et une grâce pour des gens qui croient.

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

Sahih International

So when the Qur'an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.

Yusuf Ali

When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy.

French

Et quand on récite le Coran, prêtez-lui l'oreille attentivement et observez le silence, afin que vous obteniez la miséricorde (d'Allah).

وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ تَضَرُّعًا وَخِيفَةً وَدُونَ الْجَهْرِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ وَلَا تَكُن مِّنَ الْغَافِلِينَ

French

Et invoque ton Seigneur en toi-même, en humilité et crainte, à mi-voix, le matin et le soir, et ne sois pas du nombre des insouciants.

Yusuf Ali

And do thou (O reader!) Bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not thou of those who are unheedful.

Sahih International

And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

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