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Verse (81:15) - English Translation


Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the fifteenth verse of chapter 81 (sūrat l-takwīr). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (81) sūrat l-takwīr (The Overthrowing)

Sahih International: So I swear by the retreating stars -

Pickthall: Oh, but I call to witness the planets,

Yusuf Ali: So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,

Shakir: But nay! I swear by the stars,

Muhammad Sarwar: I do not need to swear by the orbiting

Mohsin Khan: So verily, I swear by the planets that recede (i.e. disappear during the day and appear during the night).

Arberry: No! I swear by the slinkers,

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