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Verse (22:13) - 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 thirteenth verse of chapter 22 (sūrat l-ḥaj). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (22) sūrat l-ḥaj (The Pilgrimage)

Sahih International: He invokes one whose harm is closer than his benefit - how wretched the protector and how wretched the associate.

Pickthall: He calleth unto him whose harm is nearer than his benefit; verily an evil patron and verily an evil friend!

Yusuf Ali: (Perhaps) they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil, indeed, is the patron, and evil the companion (or help)!

Shakir: He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his profit; evil certainly is the guardian and evil certainly is the associate.

Muhammad Sarwar: Their worship of such things, in which there is no hope for any benefit, can only harm them. How terrible is such a guardian and companion!

Mohsin Khan: He calls unto him whose harm is nearer than his profit; certainly, and evil Maula (patron) and certainly an evil friend!

Arberry: He calls upon him who is likelier to hurt him, rather than to profit him -- an evil protector indeed, he, an evil friend!

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