حَتَّى أَتَانَا الْيَقِينُ ﴿۴۷﴾
Qarib: till the certainty (death) overtook us. '
Sarwar: until death approached us".
Shakir: Till death overtook us
Pickthall: Till the Inevitable came unto us.
Yusufali: "Until there came to us (the Hour) that is certain."
فَمَا تَنْفَعُهُمْ شَفَاعَةُ الشَّافِعِينَ ﴿۴۸﴾
Qarib: The intercession of their intercessors shall not benefit them.
Sarwar: The intercession of the intercessors will be of no benefit to them.
Shakir: So the intercession of intercessors shall not avail them
Pickthall: The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.
Yusufali: Then will no intercession of (any) intercessors profit them.
فَمَا لَهُمْ عَنِ التَّذْكِرَةِ مُعْرِضِينَ ﴿۴۹﴾
Qarib: What is the matter with them that they turn away from this Reminder,
Sarwar: If such will be the Day of Judgment, what is the matter with them? Why do they run away from guidance,
Shakir: What is then the matter with them, that they turn away from the admonition
Pickthall: Why now turn they away from the Admonishment,
Yusufali: Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition?-
كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُسْتَنْفِرَةٌ ﴿۵۰﴾
Qarib: like startled wild donkeys
Sarwar: like frightened donkeys
Shakir: As if they were asses taking fright
Pickthall: As they were frightened asses
Yusufali: As if they were affrighted asses,
فَرَّتْ مِنْ قَسْوَرَةٍ ﴿۵۱﴾
Qarib: fleeing before a lion?
Sarwar: running away from a lion?
Shakir: That had fled from a lion?
Pickthall: Fleeing from a lion?
Yusufali: Fleeing from a lion!
بَلْ يُرِيدُ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ مِنْهُمْ أَنْ يُؤْتَى صُحُفًا مُنَشَّرَةً ﴿۵۲﴾
Qarib: Indeed, each one of them desires to be given unrolled scrolls.
Sarwar: Is it that everyone of them wants to receive a heavenly book addressed to him personally?
Shakir: Nay; every one of them desires that he may be given pages spread out;
Pickthall: Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from Allah).
Yusufali: Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out!
كَلَّا بَلْ لَا يَخَافُونَ الْآخِرَةَ ﴿۵۳﴾
Qarib: No, indeed they have no fear of the Everlasting Life.
Sarwar: This will certainly never be the case! In fact, they are not afraid of the Day of Judgment.
Shakir: Nay! but they do not fear the hereafter
Pickthall: Nay, verily. They fear not the Hereafter.
Yusufali: By no means! But they fear not the Hereafter,
كَلَّا إِنَّهُ تَذْكِرَةٌ ﴿۵۴﴾
Qarib: No, indeed, surely, this is a Reminder.
Sarwar: There is no doubt that the Quran is a guide.
Shakir: Nay! it is surely an admonition
Pickthall: Nay, verily. Lo! this is an Admonishment.
Yusufali: Nay, this surely is an admonition:
فَمَنْ شَاءَ ذَكَرَهُ ﴿۵۵﴾
Qarib: So, whoever wills, will remember it.
Sarwar: Let anyone who seeks guidance do so.
Shakir: So whoever pleases may mind it
Pickthall: So whosoever will may heed.
Yusufali: Let any who will, keep it in remembrance!
وَمَا يَذْكُرُونَ إِلَّا أَنْ يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ هُوَ أَهْلُ التَّقْوَى وَأَهْلُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ ﴿۵۶﴾
Qarib: But none will remember, unless Allah wills, He is the Owner of fear, the Owner of forgiveness.
Sarwar: No one will seek guidance unless God wills it. He alone is worthy of being feared and He is the Source of Forgiveness.
Shakir: And they will not mind unless Allah please. He is worthy to be feared and worthy to forgive
Pickthall: And they will not heed unless Allah willeth (it). He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy.
Yusufali: But none will keep it in remembrance except as Allah wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of Forgiveness.