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Verse (21:28) - English Translation

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Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the 28th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.

 

Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)

Sahih International: He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they cannot intercede except on behalf of one whom He approves. And they, from fear of Him, are apprehensive.

Pickthall: He knoweth what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him whom He accepteth, and they quake for awe of Him.

Yusuf Ali: He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they offer no intercession except for those who are acceptable, and they stand in awe and reverence of His (Glory).

Shakir: He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves and for fear of Him they tremble.

Muhammad Sarwar: He knows all that is in front of them and all that is behind them. (These servants of God) will not intercede with Him for anyone without His permission and they tremble in awe (before His greatness).

Mohsin Khan: He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him with whom He is pleased. And they stand in awe for fear of Him.

Arberry: He knows what is before them and behind them, and they intercede not save for him with whom He is well-pleased, and they tremble in awe of Him.

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