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Verse (72:19) - 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 nineteenth verse of chapter 72 (sūrat l-jin). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (72) sūrat l-jin (The Jinn)

Sahih International: And that when the Servant of Allah stood up supplicating Him, they almost became about him a compacted mass."

Pickthall: And when the slave of Allah stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on him, almost stifling.

Yusuf Ali: "Yet when the Devotee of Allah stands forth to invoke Him, they just make round him a dense crowd."

Shakir: And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh crowded him (to death).

Muhammad Sarwar: Do not prostrate before anyone other than Him. When the servant of God (Muhammad) preached (his message) the jinn would all crowd around him.

Mohsin Khan: (It has been revealed to me that) When the slave of All?h (Muhammad SAW) stood up invoking (his Lord All?h) in prayer to Him they (the jinns) just made round him a dense crowd as if sticking one over the other (in order to listen to the Prophet's recitation).

Arberry: When the servant of God stood calling on Him, they were wellnigh upon him in swarms.

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