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Verse (68:42) - 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 42nd verse of chapter 68 (sūrat l-qalam). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (68) sūrat l-qalam (The Pen)

Sahih International: The Day the shin will be uncovered and they are invited to prostration but the disbelievers will not be able,

Pickthall: On the day when it befalleth in earnest, and they are ordered to prostrate themselves but are not able,

Yusuf Ali: The Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to bow in adoration, but they shall not be able,-

Shakir: On the day when there shall be a severe affliction, and they shall be called upon to make obeisance, but they shall not be able,

Muhammad Sarwar: On the day when the terrible torment approaches, they will be told (in a mocking way) to prostrate themselves, but they will not be able to do it.

Mohsin Khan: (Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so,

Arberry: Upon the day when the leg shall be bared, and they shall be summoned to bow themselves, but they cannot;

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