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Muhammad Asad   
AND, INDEED, We have created man out of sounding clay, out of dark-slime transmute
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, We created man from sounding clay moulded from black mud.
Safi Kaskas   
We have created man out of dried clay, formed from dark mud

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Arabic   
‏وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَنَ مِن صَلْصَلٍۢ مِّنْ حَمَإٍۢ مَّسْنُونٍۢ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
walaqad khalaqnā l-insāna min ṣalṣālin min ḥama-in masnūni
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And verily, We created humankind (out) of sounding clay from black mud altered.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
AND, INDEED, We have created man out of sounding clay, out of dark-slime transmute
M. M. Pickthall   
Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, We created man from sounding clay moulded from black mud.
Safi Kaskas   
We have created man out of dried clay, formed from dark mud
Wahiduddin Khan   
We created man out of dry clay, from moulded mud
Shakir   
And certainly We created man of clay that gives forth sound, of black mud fashioned in shape
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And, certainly, We created the human being out of earth-mud of soft wet earth.
T.B.Irving   
We created man from ringing clay, from moulded slime;
Abdul Hye   
And indeed, We created human from clay of mud altered into shape.
The Study Quran   
And We indeed created man from dried clay, made of molded mud
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And indeed, We created mankind from sounding clay of a black fermented mud
Farook Malik   
We created man from sounding clay, black mud moulded into shape
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
We created the human being from clay, from molded mud
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And indeed We already created man of dry clay of mud modeled
Muhammad Sarwar   
We have created the human being out of pure mud-moulded cla
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Indeed We created man from a ringing clay made of decayed mud
Shabbir Ahmed   
And, indeed, We created man from sounding clay, out of dark inorganic matter. (37:11)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Surely, We have molded the humans from the dried-out stinking clay
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And indeed, We created man from dried clay (earth) that is capable of making sounds, from mud cast into shapes
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And We have created man from a clay hardened and shaped
Abdel Haleem   
We created man out of dried clay formed from dark mud
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And assuredly We have created human being from ringing clay of loam moulded
Ahmed Ali   
Man We fashioned from fermented clay dried tingling hard
Aisha Bewley   
We created mankind out of dried clay formed from fetid black mud.
Ali Ünal   
Assuredly We have created humankind from dried, sounding clay, from molded dark mud
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Certainly We created man out of a dry clay [drawn] from an aging mud
Hamid S. Aziz   
And We did create man from potter´s (or sound emitting) clay of black mud wrought into form
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And We have certainly created the human being from dried clay of stinky black mud.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
We created the human from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape
Musharraf Hussain   
We created the first human from dried clay out of dark mud,
Maududi   
Surely We brought man into being out of dry ringing clay which was wrought from black mud
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
AndWe have created man from a sludge from hot sediment.
Mohammad Shafi   
And certainly We created man of clay, of moulded mud

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And verily We have made man from ringing clay, which was in reality black smelling mud.
Rashad Khalifa   
We created the human being from aged mud, like the potter's clay.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
We created mankind from clay, molded from mud
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And surely We created man of sounding clay, of black mud fashioned into shape
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And We had created the human/mankind from black (foul mud) dry mud/clay smoothened/rotted
Bijan Moeinian   
I created man from an aged mud (like the one used in the pottery.
Faridul Haque   
Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud
Sher Ali   
And, surely, WE created man from dry ringing clay, of black mud wrought into shape
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And indeed, We originated man’s (chemical) genesis from that dry sounding clay which, (first) having grown old (and under the heat of the sun and other chemical and biological effects), had turned into black stinking mud
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Surely, We created human being from dry ringing clay, (transformed) from black mud moulded into shape
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Surely We created man of a clay of mud moulded
George Sale   
We created man of dried clay, of black mud, formed into shape
Edward Henry Palmer   
And we did create man from crackling clay of black mull wrought in form
John Medows Rodwell   
We created man of dried clay, of dark loam moulded
N J Dawood (2014)   
We created man from dry clay, from black moulded loam

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Certainly, We created humanity from pliable clay –from molded mud.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
We created man from ringing clay, from moulded slime;
Sayyid Qutb   
Indeed We have created man out of sounding clay, out of black mud moulded into shape,
Ahmed Hulusi   
Indeed, We created man from an evolving cellular structure (earth + water + air).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And certainly We created man of raw clay, of black mud moulded.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And We created man from dried clay, a product of dark modelling clay that has been polished
Mir Aneesuddin   
And We had created man from mud containing black particles # (which were) processed . # Probably carbon compounds

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And verily, We created humankind (out) of sounding clay from black mud altered