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AYAH an-Nahl 16:48 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَىٰ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِن شَيْءٍ يَتَفَيَّأُ ظِلَالُهُ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَالشَّمَائِلِ سُجَّدًا لِّلَّهِ وَهُمْ دَاخِرُونَ zoom
Transliteration Awa lam yaraw ila ma khalaqa Allahu min shay-in yatafayyao thilaluhu AAani alyameeni waalshshama-ili sujjadan lillahi wahum dakhiroona zoom
Transliteration-2 awalam yaraw ilā mā khalaqa l-lahu min shayin yatafayya-u ẓilāluhu ʿani l-yamīni wal-shamāili sujjadan lillahi wahum dākhirūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Have not they seen [towards] what Allah has created from a thing? Incline their shadows to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah while they (are) humble? zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad HAVE, THEN, they [who deny the truth] never considered any of the things that God has created _ (how] their shadows turn right and left, prostrating themselves before God and utterly submissive [to His will]? zoom
M. M. Pickthall Have they not observed all things that Allah hath created, how their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto Allah, and they are lowly? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Do they not look at Allah's creation, (even) among (inanimate) things,- How their (very) shadows turn round, from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to Allah, and that in the humblest manner? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Do they not look at God's creation, (even) among (inanimate) things,- How their (very) shadows turn round, from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to God, and that in the humblest manner? zoom
Shakir Do they not consider every thing that Allah has created? Its (very) shadows return from right and left, making obeisance to Allah while they are in utter abasement. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Have they not observed the things God has created, casting their shadows right and left, prostrating themselves before God in all humility? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Consider they not that whatever things God created casts its shadow to the right and to the left, ones who prostrate themselves to God. And they are ones in a state of lowliness? zoom
T.B.Irving Have they not considered how everything God has created has its shadows move from right to left, bowing down to God so they themselves feel of lessened importance? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Have they not considered how the shadows of everything Allah has created incline to the right and the left ˹as the sun moves˺, totally submitting to Allah in all humility? zoom
Safi Kaskas Have they not, then, ever considered the things that God has created-how even their shadows turn right or left, prostrating themselves before God, being absolutely submissive to His will? zoom
Abdul Hye  Do they not see how Allah has created from things, their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration to Allah, and they are humble? zoom
The Study Quran Have they not considered that whatsoever God has created casts its shadow to the right and to the left, prostrating to God while in a state of abject humility? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Did they not see that anything God creates, its shadow inclines to the right and the left submitting to God, willingly zoom
Abdel Haleem Do the [disbelievers] not observe the things that God has created, casting their shadows right and left, submitting themselves to God obediently? zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Have they not observed the things which Allah hath created? shadows thereof turn themselves on the right and on the left. prostrating themselves unto Allah, and they are lowly. zoom
Ahmed Ali Do they not see the shadows of all things God has created incline to the right and the left, bowing in obeisance to God? zoom
Aisha Bewley Do they not see the things Allah has created, casting their shadows to the right and to the left, prostrating themselves before Allah in complete humility? zoom
Ali Ünal Do they not see the things that God has created, how their shadows bend to the right and to the left, making prostration before God, and that in the humblest manner? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Have they not regarded that whatever thing Allah has created casts its shadow to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah in utter humility? zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Do they not look at Allah´s creations, even among (inanimate things) - how their shadows turn to the right or the left, in prostration (obeisance or submission) to Allah and they are humble (or shrinking)? zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And have they not regarded whatever thing (s) Allah created always conceding their shades to the right and left (sides), constantly prostrating themselves to Allah, (while) they are (utterly) abject. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Can they not see that the shadows of whatever God has created turn to the right and to the left in prostration and submission to Him? zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Have they not observed the things Allah has created, their shadows inclining from the right and the left prostrating themselves before Allah, while they are humble? zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Have they not observed the things that Allah has created? Their shadows incline to the right and to the left; that is their utter submission to Allah, in all humility. (Even the shadows can show you that the entire Cosmos, with its celestial bodies, is submitting to His Laws). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Do they not look at Allah’s creation, among (all) things— How (even) their shadows turn round, from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to Allah, and that (they do) in the humblest manner? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Have they not considered what things Allah has created? Their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah , while they are humble. zoom
Farook Malik Do they not see how every object that Allah has created casts its shadow right and left, prostrating itself to Allah in all humility? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Do they not observe all the things Allah has created? Their shadows shift from right to left, falling prostrate before Allah, and recognizing their meagerness and infirmity! zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Have they not seen some of the things what Allah has created: their shadows incline to the right and to the left sides being submissive to Allah and they are subject to the laws (of Allah)? zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Have they not observed what God has created? Their shadows revolve from the right and the left, bowing to God as they shrink away. zoom
Maududi Do the people not see how the objects Allah has created cast their shadows right and left, prostrating themselves in utter submission to Allah? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Or did they not look at everything that God created which they incline their shadows to the right and to the left, showing humbleness for God, while they are submissive (and inferior)? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Do they not look at God's creations, how their shadows move from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to God in the humblest manner? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Have they not seen that what God has created of a thing, its shadow inclines to the right and the left in prostration to God; and they are humbled! zoom
Mohammad Shafi Do they not see that anything, which Allah has created, casts its shadow right and left in humble prostration to Allah? zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Do theses disbelievers ever look at what God has created? Do they not see that the shadow of everything willingly submits itself to the will of God? zoom
Faridul Haque And have they not observed that the shadows of the things Allah has created incline to the right and to the left, in prostration to Allah, and that they are servile? zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Do they not see how every thing Allah created casts its shadow right and left, prostrating itself before Allah in all humility? zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali See they not everything that Allah has created? Its (very) shadows return from right and left, making obeisance to Allah, while they are in utter abasement. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira Did they not see/understand, to what God created from a thing (that) its shades/shadows turns/follows from the right and the lefts, prostrating to God and (while) they are degraded/humiliated ? zoom
Sher Ali Have they not observed, bowing in humility before ALLAH that the shadows of everything which ALLAH has created shift from the right and from the left, and they are being humbled? zoom
Rashad Khalifa Have they not seen all the things created by GOD? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to GOD, and willingly. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And have they not observed that whatever Allah has made, their shadows turn right and left prostrating to Allah and they are abased before Allah? zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Have they not considered that the shadow of everything which Allah has created shift from the right and from the left, prostrating themselves to Allah (in obedience to His laws) in humble supplication? zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Have they not seen those (shady) objects that Allah has created; their shadows keep crawling on the right and the left sides, prostrating themselves before Allah? And, (in fact, in this way) they display humbleness and obedience. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Have they not observed things that Allah has created, (how) their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto Allah, and they are lowly? zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Have they not regarded all things that God has created casting their shadows to the right and to the left, bowing themselves before God in all lowliness? zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Do they not regard whatever thing God has created; its shadow falls on the right or the left, adoring God and shrinking up? zoom
George Sale Do they not consider the things which God hath created; whose shadows are cast on the right hand and on the left, worshipping God, and become contracted? zoom
John Medows Rodwell Have they not seen how everything which God hath created turneth its shadow right and left, prostrating itself before God in all abasement? zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Do they not see how every object God created casts its shadow right and left, prostrating itself before God in all humility? zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Do people not see how every object God has created casts its shadow right and left, prostrating itself before God in complete submission? zoom
Ahmed Hulusi Did they not see the things Allah created, how their shadows (existence) turn to the right (guidance) and to the left (misguidance) in prostration to Allah (the Names comprising their essence). zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Have they not seen all things that Allah has created the shadows of which spread from right and left, prostrating (before Allah) while they are humble zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Did they -the infidels- not see into Allah's cosmic sign of the shadow, and how everything that He has created casts its shadow -or image- upon a surface by intercepting the direct rays of the great luminary and other luminaries, and how do objects turn their shadows right and left according to the relative position of the source of light, and how such shadows are governed by cosmic laws in comely prostration to Allah incensed by humiliation! zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Or did they not see towards all the things which Allah has created, (how) their shadows return from right and left bowing down to Allah while they are humbly (following His laws)? zoom

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