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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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Amman huwa qanitun anaaallayli sajidan waqa-iman yahtharu al-akhiratawayarjoo rahmata rabbihi qul hal yastawee allatheenayaAAlamoona waallatheena la yaAAlamoonainnama yatathakkaru oloo al-albabi أمن هو قانت آناء الليل ساجدا وقائما يحذر الآخرة ويرجو رحمة ربه قل هل يستوي الذين يعلمون والذين لا يعلمون إنما يتذكر أولو الألباب
أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ سَاجِدًا وَقَائِمًا يَحْذَرُ الْآخِرَةَ وَيَرْجُواْ رَحْمَةَ رَبِّهِ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ
Tahir ul Qadri

  بھلا (یہ مشرک بہتر ہے یا) وہ (مومن) جو رات کی گھڑیوں میں سجود اور قیام کی حالت میں عبادت کرنے والا ہے، آخرت سے ڈرتا رہتا ہے اور اپنے رب کی رحمت کی امید رکھتا ہے، فرما دیجئے: کیا جو لوگ علم رکھتے ہیں اور جو لوگ علم نہیں رکھتے (سب) برابر ہوسکتے ہیں؟ بس نصیحت تو عقل مند لوگ ہی قبول کرتے ہیں

Yousuf AliIs one who worships devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating himself or standing (in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition.
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Ahmed Ali(کیا کافر بہتر ہے) یا وہ جو رات کے اوقات میں سجدہ اور قیام کی حالت میں عبادت کر رہا ہو آخرت سے ڈر رہا ہو اور اپنے رب کی رحمت کی امید کر رہا ہو کہہ دو کیا علم والے اور بے علم برابر ہو سکتے ہیں سمجھتے وہی ہیں جو عقل والے ہیں
Ahmed Raza Khanکیا وہ جسے فرمانبرداری میں رات کی گھڑیاں گزریں سجود میں اور قیام میں آخرت سے ڈرتا اور اپنے رب کی رحمت کی آس لگائے کیا وہ نافرمانوں جیسا ہو جائے گا تم فرماؤ کیا برابر ہیں جاننے والے اور انجان، نصیحت تو وہی مانتے ہیں جو عقل والے ہیں،
Shabbir Ahmed (بھلا یہ شخص بہتر ہے؟) یا وہ جو مطیع فرمان بن کر، رات کی گھڑیوں میں سجدہ کرتا ہے اور کھڑا رہتا ہے (اللہ کے حضور) ڈرتا ہے آخرت سے اور امیدوار رہتا ہے اپنے رب کی رحمت کا۔ ان سے پوچھو کہیں برابر ہوسکتے ہیں وہ لوگ جو جاننے والے ہیں اور وہ جو کچھ نہیں جانتے؟ حقیقت یہ ہے کہ نصیحت قبول کرتے ہیں صرف وہ لوگ جو عقل والے ہیں۔
Fateh Muhammad Jalandhary(بھلا مشرک اچھا ہے) یا وہ جو رات کے وقتوں میں زمین پر پیشانی رکھ کر اور کھڑے ہو کر عبادت کرتا اور آخرت سے ڈرتا اور اپنے پروردگار کی رحمت کی امید رکھتا ہے۔ کہو بھلا جو لوگ علم رکھتے ہیں اور جو نہیں رکھتے دونوں برابر ہوسکتے ہیں؟ (اور) نصیحت تو وہی پکڑتے ہیں جو عقلمند ہیں
Mehmood Al Hassanبھلا ایک جو بندگی میں لگا ہوا ہے رات کی گھڑیوں میں سجدے کرتا ہوا اور کھڑا ہو اخطرہ رکھتا ہے آخرت کا اور امید رکھتا ہے اپنے رب کی مہربانی کی تو کہہ کوئی برابر ہوتے ہیں سمجھ والے اور بے سمجھ سوچتے وہی ہیں جن کو عقل ہے
Abul Ala Maududi(کیا اِس شخص کی روش بہتر ہے یا اُس شخص کی) جو مطیع فرمان ہے، رات کی گھڑیوں میں کھڑا رہتا اور سجدے کرتا ہے، آخرت سے ڈرتا اور اپنے رب کی رحمت سے امید لگاتا ہے؟ اِن سے پوچھو، کیا جاننے والے اور نہ جاننے والے دونوں کبھی یکساں ہو سکتے ہیں؟ نصیحت تو عقل رکھنے والے ہی قبول کرتے ہیں
Farooq S. Khan
Mohammad Shaikh
LiteralOr who he is obeying humbly/prolonging the prayer (during) the nights' hours, prostrating and standing/keeping up he fears the end (other life) and hopes/expects his lord's mercy, say: "Do (they) become equal/alike, those who know and those who do not know?" But (owners) of the pure minds/hearts mention/remember.
Yusuf AliIs one who worships devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating himself or standing (in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition.
PickthalIs he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, (to be accounted equal with a disbeliever)? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.
Arberry Or is he who is obedient in the watches of the night, bowing himself and standing, he being afraid of the world to come and hoping for the mercy of his Lord . . ? Say: 'Are they equal -- those who know and those who know not?' Only men possessed of minds remember.
ShakirWhat! he who is obedient during hours of the night, prostrating himself and standing, takes care of the hereafter and hopes for the mercy of his Lord! Say: Are those who know and those who do not know alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful.
SarwarCan this one be considered equal to one who worships God during the night, prostrating and standing, who has fear of the Day of Judgment, and who has hope in the mercy of his Lord? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know? Only the people of reason take heed".
H/K/SaheehIs one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night, prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding.
MalikCan he who is obedient, pass the hours of night prostrating in worship or standing in adoration, fearing the hereafter and hoping to earn the Mercy of his Lord, be compared to the man who does not? Are the knowledgeable and the ignorant equal? In fact, none will take heed except the people of understanding.[9]
Maulana Ali**Is he who is obedient during hours of the night, prostrating himself and standing, taking care of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord --? Say: Are those who know and those who know not alike? Only men of understanding mind.
Free MindsAs for one who is meditating in the night, prostrating and standing, fearing the Hereafter, and seeking the mercy of his Lord. Say: "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only those who possess understanding will remember.
Qaribullah Or, is he who is obedient that prostrates himself and stands during parts of the night, being afraid of the Everlasting Life but hoping for the Mercy of the Lord (to be compared to the unbeliever)? ' Say: 'Are they equal, those who know and those who do not know? ' Only those with minds remember.
George SaleShall he who giveth himself up to prayer in the hours of the night, prostrate, and standing, and who taketh heed as to the life to come, and hopeth for the mercy of this Lord, be dealt with as the wicked unbeliever? Say, shall they who know their duty, and they who know it not, be held equal? Verily the men of understanding only will be warned.
JM RodwellShall he who observeth the hours of the night, prostrate or standing in devotion, heedful of the life to come, and hoping for the mercy of his Lord . . .? SAY: Shall they who have knowledge and they who have it not, be treated alike? In sooth, men of under
AsadOr [dost thou deem thyself equal to] one who devoutly worships [God] throughout the night, prostrating himself or standing [in prayer], ever- mindful of the life to come, and hoping for his Sustainer's grace?" [Alternatively, the above verse could be rendered thus: "Is, perchance, he who worships hoping for his Sustainer's grace, [equal to one who denies the truth]?"] Say: "Can they who know and they who do not know be deemed equal?" [But] only they who are endowed with insight keep this in mind!
Khalifa**Is it not better to be one of those who meditate in the night, prostrating and staying up, being aware of the Hereafter, and seeking the mercy of their Lord? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.
Hilali/Khan**Is one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allahs Signs and Verses).
QXP Shabbir Ahemd**Is it not better to be one of those who are humble, adoring Him - even in the hours of the night, and standing, keeping in mind the life to come and hoping for his Lord's grace? Say, "Are those who know (that that the 'Self' can evolve) equal to those who know not?" But only those who build their insight will take this to heart.
Farooq S. Khan
Mohammad Shaikh
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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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