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AYAT al-Imran 3:104 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ zoom
Transliteration Waltakun minkum ommatun yadAAoona ila alkhayri waya/muroona bialmaAAroofi wayanhawna AAani almunkari waola-ika humu almuflihoona zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad and that there might grow out of you a community [of people] who invite unto all that is good, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong: and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state! zoom
M. M. Pickthall And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful. zoom
Shakir And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And let there be a community from among you who calls to good and commands to that which is honorable and prohibits that which is unlawful. And those, they are the ones who prosper. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Let there be a group among you who call others to good, and enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong: those who do this shall be successful. zoom
T.B.Irving Let there be a community among you who will invite [others] to [do] good, command what is proper and prevent dishonor; those will be prosperous. zoom
[Al-Muntakhab] Let there be unity in feeling and purpose among you. Be united as one whole who would enjoin conformity of life and conduct to the requirements of divine and moral law. Forbid all that is wrongful and obscene. Such people shall reap the fruits of victory here and in the Hereafter. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And let there be a nation from amongst you which calls towards goodness, and orders kindness, and deters from evil. And these are the successful ones. zoom
Abdel Haleem Be a community that calls for what is good, urges what is right, and forbids what is wrong: those who do this are the successful ones. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And let there be of you a community calling others to good and commanding that which is reputable and prohibiting that which is disreputable. And these they are the blissful. zoom
Ahmed Ali So let there be a body among you who may call to the good, enjoin what is esteemed and forbid what is odious. They are those who will be successful. zoom
Aisha Bewley Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. zoom
Ali Ünal There must be among you a community calling to good, and enjoining and actively promoting what is right and forbidding and trying to prevent evil (in appropriate ways). They are those who are the prosperous. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i There has to be a nation among you summoning to the good, bidding what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. It is they who are the felicitous. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And that there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and bid right conduct, and forbid what is wrong (or indecent); these are the successful. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And let (i.e. there shall indeed be. the Arabic is emphatic) there be a nation of you (who) call to charity, and command beneficence, and forbid maleficence; and those are they (who are) the prosperers. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Let there be a group among you who will invite others to do good deeds, command them to obey the Law, and prohibit them from committing sins. These people will have eternal happiness. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani There has to be a group of people from among you who call towards the good, and bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair. And it is these who are successful. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Among the world communities, let yours be the community who rises up and implements the Divine Value System. Advocate what the Book calls virtue, and forbid what the Book calls vice. Such are the people who are truly successful and will eventually prosper. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Let there arise from among you a group of people inviting to all that is good, bringing together what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to reach ultimate felicity. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful. zoom
Farook Malik Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey There must (always) be a group among you calling others towards excellence (in character and conduct) _ enjoining (and encouraging) virtue, and forbidding the wrong (and the indecent). Such are the successful ones! zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And from amongst you there must be a community comprising the people who invite mankind towards piety, enjoin righteousness and forbid evil. And they are the successful people. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And let there arise out of you an Ummah — they shall invite to (what is) Al-Khair (good and beneficial); they shall enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (the desirable) and they shall forbid against Al-Munkar (the undesirable); and those people: they are the successful ones. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And let there be among you a community calling to virtue, and advocating righteousness, and deterring from evil. These are the successful. zoom
Bilal Muhammad (2013 Edition) Let there arise from you a community inviting to all that is good, advocating for what is right, and advocating against what is wrong, they are the ones who attain felicity.  zoom
Maududi And from among you there must be a party who invite people to all that is good and enjoin the doing of all that is right and forbid the doing of all that is wrong. It is they who will attain true success. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And let there be a nation from among you who calls towards goodness, and orders kindness, and prohibits vice. And these are the successful ones. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Let there arise out of you a nation who invite each other to good deeds and remind each other of the consequences of wickedness. Such nation alone will attain the success. zoom
Faridul Haque And there should be a group among you that invites to goodness, and enjoins good deeds and forbids immorality; it is they who are the successful. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Let there be one nation of you that shall call to righteousness, ordering honor, and forbidding dishonor. Those are the prosperous. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong. And these are they who are successful. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And to be (E) (should be) from you a nation , (who) call to the good , and they order/command with the kindness/known , and they forbid/prevent from the awfulness/obscenity , and those, they are the successful/winners . zoom
Sher Ali And let there always be among you a body of men who should invite to goodness, and enjoin virtue and forbid evil. And it is they who shall prosper. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Let there be a community of you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And let there be such a group among you, that they may call towards goodness and command what is just and forbid evil. And the very same attained to their goals. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And let there always be a community (of such people) among you who should call people to goodness and enjoin equity and forbid evil. It is these who shall attain to their goal. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Maroof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Let there be one nation of you, calling to good, and bidding to honour, and forbidding dishonour; those are the prosperers. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer and that there may be of you a nation who shall invite to good, and bid what is reasonable, and forbid what is wrong; these are the prosperous. zoom
George Sale Let there be people among you, who invite to the best religion; and command that which is just, and forbid that which is evil; and they shall be happy. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And that there may be among you a people who invite to the Good, and enjoin the Just, and forbid the Wrong. These are they with whom it shall be well. zoom
N J Dawood (draft) Let there become of you a community that shall call for righteousness, enjoin justice, and forbid evil. Such men will surely triumph. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Let there become of you a nation that invites to all that is good, enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid what is wrong. Such are they who shall prosper. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And there should be a party among you who invite (others) to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these are they that shall be prosperous. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And there should be a leading group among you who should invite (people) towards good and enjoin that which is recognised (as good) and forbid that which is not recognised (as good), and those are the persons who are successful. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And there ought to come into being a community out of you, calling people to the good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. And they are the ones to attain salvation. zoom

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