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AYAT al-Baqarah 2:120 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَلَن تَرْضَىٰ عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَىٰ وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُم بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ zoom
Transliteration Walan tarda AAanka alyahoodu wala alnnasara hatta tattabiAAa millatahum qul inna huda Allahi huwa alhuda wala-ini ittabaAAta ahwaahum baAAda allathee jaaka mina alAAilmi ma laka mina Allahi min waliyyin wala naseerin zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  And never will be pleased with you the Jews and [not] the Christians until you follow their religion. Say, "Indeed, (the) Guidance (of) Allah, it (is) the Guidance." And if you follow their desires after what has come to you of the knowledge, not for you from Allah any protector and not any helper. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad For, never will the Jews be pleased with thee. nor yet the Christians, unless thou follow their own creeds. Say: "Behold, God's guidance is the only true guidance." And, indeed, if thou shouldst follow their errant views after all the knowledge that has come unto thee. thou wouldst have none to protect thee from God, and none to bring thee succour. zoom
M. M. Pickthall And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting guardian nor helper. zoom
Shakir And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: "The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance." Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: "The Guidance of God,-that is the (only) Guidance." Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, the n wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against God. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar The Jews will never be well-pleased with thee, nor the Christians until thou hast followed their creed. Say: Truly, guidance of God. It is the guidance. And if thou hadst followed their desires after what drew near thee of the knowledge, there is not for thee from God either a protector or a helper. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Neither the Christians nor the Jews will be pleased with you until you follow their ways. Say, Gods guidance is the only true guidance. If you followed their desires after the knowledge which has come to you, you would not have any patron or supporter against God. zoom
T.B.Irving Neither the Jews nor the Christians will ever be satisfied with you until you follow their sect. SAY: God´s guidance means [real] guidance! If you followed their whims after the knowledge which has come to you would not have any patron nor supporter against God. zoom
[Al-Muntakhab] In fact, neither the Jews nor the Christians shall be pleased with you, O Muhammad until you conform to their system of faith. Say to them: "Indeed it is only the course steered by Allah the one and only way that leads to the path of righteousness with Providence as the guide. And should you be tempted to follow their wishes, given the knowledge imparted to you, then do not expect Allah to maintain you under His tutelage". zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Neither the Jews nor the Nazarenes will be pleased with you until you follow their creed. Say: "The guidance is God's guidance." And if you follow their wishes after the knowledge that has come to you, then there is none who can help or protect you against God. zoom
Abdel Haleem The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you unless you follow their ways. Say, ‘God’s guidance is the only true guidance.’ If you were to follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no one to protect you from God or help you. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And the Jews will never be pleased with thee, nor the Nazarenes, except thou follow their faith. Say thou: verily the guidance of Allah, --that is the guidance. And of a surety wert thou to follow their desires after that which hath come unto thee of the knowledge, there will be for thee against Allah neither protector nor helper. zoom
Ahmed Ali The Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way. Say: "God's guidance alone is true guidance;" for if you give in to their wishes after having received the (Book of) knowledge from God, then none will you have as friend or helper to save you. zoom
Aisha Bewley The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion. Say, ´Allah´s guidance is the true guidance.´ If you were to follow their whims and desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no protector or helper against Allah. zoom
Ali Ünal Never will the Jews be pleased with you, nor the Christians, unless you follow their way of faith and life. Say (to them, O Messenger): "God’s guidance (represented by the Qur’an) is the true guidance." If (supposing the impossible) you were to follow their desires and fancies after the knowledge that has come to you, you will have against God neither a guardian (who can protect you from His punishment) nor a helper. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Never will the Jews be pleased with you, nor the Christians, unless you followed their creed. Say, ‘Indeed it is the guidance of Allah which is the [true] guidance.’ And should you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you will not have against Allah any guardian nor any helper. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz The Jews will not be satisfied with you, nor yet the Christians, until you follow their creed. Say, "Allah´s guidance is the (sufficient, correct or only) guidance;" and if you were to follow their lusts (desires, prejudices, fantasies, su zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And the Jews will never be satisfied with you, neither will the Nasara (i.e., the Christians) till you (closely) follow their creed. Say, "Surely the guidance of Allah is the Guidance." And indeed in case you ever (closely) follow their prejudices, after the (share of) knowledge that has come to you, in no way will you have from Allah either a constant Patron or a ready Vindicator. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar The Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you unless you follow their faith. (Muhammad) tell them that the guidance of God is the only true guidance. If you follow their wishes after all the knowledge that has come to you, you will no longer have God as your guardian and helper." zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani The Jews will never be pleased with you, nor will the Christians, unless you follow their faith. Say: .Guidance of Allah is, indeed, the guidance. Were you to follow their desires despite the knowledge that has come to you, there shall be no friend for you against Allah, nor a helper. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor will the Christians unless you follow their own creeds. Say, "Behold, Allah's Guidance is the only True Guidance." (This is the updated, unadulterated Message from the same Creator who revealed the previous Scriptures). And, indeed, if you followed their desires after the Knowledge that has come unto you, then no ally nor helper would you have from Allah. ((7:3), (10:109), (13:37)). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed The Jews or the Christians will never be satisfied with you (O Prophet,) unless you follow their religion. Say: "The Guidance of Allah— That is the (only) Guidance." And if you to follow their desires after the knowledge that has reached you, then you would find neither protector nor helper against Allah. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance." If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper. zoom
Farook Malik The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you, until you follow their faith. O Muhammad, tell them : "Allah’s guidance is the only guidance;" and if after all the knowledge you have received, you yield to their desires, there shall be none to protect you or help you from the wrath of Allah. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey The Jews and the Christian will never be pleased with you, unless you follow their creed. Say, "The guidance of Allah is the real guidance." The (certainty of) knowledge has come to you. If, despite that you followed their whims and wishes, then (know for sure that) you will not find any protector or helper against Allah. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And the Jews and the Christians shall, by no means, be pleased with you until you follow their religion. Say: ‘Surely, the guidance (given) by Allah is the (only real) guidance.’ (Said for the education of the Umma [the community]:) ‘And, (supposing the impossible,) if you follow their desires after that knowledge which has come to you (from Allah), then there will not be any friend or helper for you to protect you from Allah.’ zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And Al-Yahood will never make peace with you; and nor An-Nasaaraa unless you adopted their ‘millat’. Say: “Verily, the Guidance of Allah: that is the original Guidance. And if you adopted their vain desires after what has come to you of Knowledge, (then) there is no protector or helper to you against Allah. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) The Jews and the Christians will not approve of you, unless you follow their creed. Say, 'God's guidance is the guidance.' Should you follow their desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you will have in God neither guardian nor helper. zoom
Bilal Muhammad (2013 Edition) Never will Jews or Christians be satisfied with you unless you follow their way. Say, “The way of God, that is the only way.” If you followed their desires after the knowledge has reached you, then you would find neither protector nor helper.  zoom
Maududi The Jews and the Christians will never be satisfied with you, O Muhammad, until you follow their way. Tell them plainly, "The right way is shown by Allah." And if, after all the´ knowledge you have received, you were to yield to their desires, you shall find neither any friend nor helper to protect you from Allah´s wrath. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Neither the Jews nor the Nazarenes will be pleased with you until you follow their creed. Say: "The guidance is the guidance of God." And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, then there is none who can help or protect you against God. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Know that the Jews and the Christian will not be satisfied with you unless you accept their system of beliefs. let them know that: “There is only one reliable guidance: the guidance of God.” If you (Mohammad or anybody) follow their way of life (after being exposed to the God pleasing way of life), then you will find no one in the entire universe to protect you from [the punishment of] the Lord. zoom
Faridul Haque And never will the Jews or the Christians be pleased with you, until you follow their religion; say, "The guidance of Allah only is the (true) guidance"; and were you (the followers of this Prophet) to follow their desires after the knowledge has come to you, you would then not have a protector or aide against Allah. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah You will please neither the Jews nor the Nazarenes unless you follow their creed. Say: 'The guidance of Allah is the guidance. ' And if after all the knowledge you have been given you yield to their desires, you shall not have, other than Allah, either a guide or a helper. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor the Christians, unless thou follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (perfect) guidance. And if thou follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to thee thou shalt have from Allah no friend, nor helper. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And the Jews and nor the Christians will not/never accept/approve about you until you follow their religion/faith . Say: "That God's guidance, it is the guidance." And if (E) you followed their self attractions for desires after what came to you from the knowledge, (there is) none for you from (other than) God from a guardian and nor (a) victorior . zoom
Sher Ali And the Jews will never be pleased with thee, nor the Christians, unless thou followest their creed. Say `Surely ALLAH's guidance alone is the true guidance,' And if thou follow their evil desires after the knowledge has come to thee, thou shalt have from ALLAH, no friend nor helper. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Neither the Jews, nor the Christians, will accept you, unless you follow their religion. Say, "GOD's guidance is the true guidance." If you acquiesce to their wishes, despite the knowledge you have received, you will find no ally or supporter to help you against GOD. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And never the Jews and Christians will be pleased with you unless you follow their Din (creed). Say then! 'The guidance of Allah is the only guidance', (O listener who he may be) if you become follower of their desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, then no one will be your protector from Allah and no helper. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And the Jews will never be pleased with you nor the Christians unless you follow their creed. Say, `Allah's guidance is the only perfect and true guidance.' If you were to follow their low desires after there has come to you this perfect knowledge, you shall have from Allah neither a protecting friend, nor any helper. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allah (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Quran), then you would have against Allah neither any Walee (protector or guardian) nor any helper. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Never will the Jews be satisfied with thee, neither the Christians, not till thou followest their religion. Say: 'God's guidance is the true guidance.' If thou followest their caprices, after the knowledge that has come to thee, thou shalt have against God neither protector nor helper. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer The Jews will not be satisfied with thee, nor yet the Christians, until thou followest their creed. Say, 'God's guidance is the guidance;' and if thou followest their lusts after the knowledge that has come to thee, thou hast not then from God a patron or a help. zoom
George Sale But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, the direction of God is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against God. zoom
John Medows Rodwell But until thou follow their religion, neither Jews nor Christians will be satisfied with thee. SAY: Verily, guidance of God, - that is the guidance! And if, after "the Knowledge" which hath reached thee, thou follow their desires, thou shalt find neither helper nor protector against God. zoom
N J Dawood (draft) You will please neither the Jews nor the Christians unless you follow their faith. Say: 'God's guidance is the only guidance.' And if after all the knowledge you have been given you yield to their desires, there shall be none to help or protect you from the wrath of God. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Those to whom We have given the Book read it as it ought to be read, they are the ones that truly believe in it, and whoever disbelieves in it, they shall (surely) be the losers. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And the Jews will never be pleased with you nor the Christians till you follow their (dictated) religion. Say, "Guidance of Allah is certainly the guidance," And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, then you will have from Allah, neither a guardian nor a helper. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And the Jews shall not be pleased with you, and nor shall the Christians, till you follow their creed.h Say, "Allah's guidance ­ it is theh Guidance!" And, if you were to follow their desires, after what has come to you of knowledge, shall there be none to patronise you, nor anyone to help you, against Allah. zoom

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