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Muhammad Asad
But does man not bear in mind that We have created him aforetime out of nothing
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Do ˹such˺ people not remember that We created them before, when they were nothing?
Safi Kaskas
Does the human being not remember that We created him before, when he was nothing?

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أَوَلَا يَذْكُرُ الْإِنسَانُ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن قَبْلُ وَلَمْ يَكُ شَيْئً
Transliteration
Awa la yathkuru al-insanu anna khalaqnahu min qablu walam yaku shay-an
Transliteration-2
awalā yadhkuru l-insānu annā khalaqnāhu min qablu walam yaku shaya
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Does not remember [the] man that We, We created him from before, while not he was anything?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
But does man not bear in mind that We have created him aforetime out of nothing
M. M. Pickthall
Doth not man remember that We created him before, when he was naught
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Do ˹such˺ people not remember that We created them before, when they were nothing?
Safi Kaskas
Does the human being not remember that We created him before, when he was nothing?
Wahiduddin Khan
But does man not remember that We created him when he was nothing before
Shakir
Does not man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Will the human being not remember that We created him before when he be of nothing?
T.B.Irving
Does man not recall that We already created him once when he was nothing?
Abdul Hye
Don’t people remember that Allah created them before out of nothing?
The Study Quran
Does man not remember that We created him before, when he was naught
Dr. Kamal Omar
And whether a human being does not remember that We, We created him even before while he was nothing
Farook Malik
Does not man remember that We created him before out of nothing
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Does the human being not remember that We created him before, when he was nothing
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And does not man remember that We created him earlier, and he was nothing
Muhammad Sarwar
Does he not remember that We created him when he did not exist
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Does not the man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing
Shabbir Ahmed
But does not man reflect that We created him before, when he was nothing
Dr. Munir Munshey
Does man not recall? It was We Who created him earlier, when he was nothing
Syed Vickar Ahamed
But does not man remember that We created him even while he was nothing
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Does man not remember that We created him before, while he was nothing
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Does man not remember that We created him before that and he was nothing at al
Abdel Haleem
but does man not remember that We created him when he was nothing before
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Remembereth not man that We created him afore when he was not aught? *Chapter:1
Ahmed Ali
Does man not remember that before We created him he was nothing
Aisha Bewley
Does not man recall that We created him before when he was not anything?
Ali Ünal
Does (that) human not bear in mind that We created him before when he was nothing
Ali Quli Qara'i
Does not man remember that We created him before when he was nothing
Hamid S. Aziz
But then does not man remember that We created him before when he was naught
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Or does the human being not remember that We created him in the past while he was nothing
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
But do people not remember that We created them before, out of nothing
Musharraf Hussain
Don’t people remember We created them before when they were non-existent?
Maududi
Does man not remember that We created him before when he was nothing
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Does man not remember that We created him before, when he was not a thing
Mohammad Shafi
Does not man remind himself that We had created him before, when he was nothing

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And does the man not remember that We made him before when he was nothing.
Rashad Khalifa
Did the human being forget that we created him already, and he was nothing?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Will the human not remember that We created him before when he was not a thing
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Does not man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Or does not the human remember that We created him from before and (he) was not a thing
Bijan Moeinian
Does the human being forget that I created him at first out of nothing
Faridul Haque
Does not man remember that We created him before this, and he was non existent
Sher Ali
Does not man remember that WE created him before, when he was nothing
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Does man not remember that We had created him before this (also) whilst he was just nothing
Amatul Rahman Omar
Does not such a human being remember that We created him before, when he was nothing at all
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Does not man remember that We created him before, while he was nothing

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Will not man remember that We created him aforetime, when he was nothing
George Sale
Doth not man remember that We created him heretofore, when he was nothing
Edward Henry Palmer
Does not man then remember that we created him before when he was naught?
John Medows Rodwell
Doth not man bear in mind that we made him at first, when he was nought
N J Dawood (2014)
Does man forget that We created him when he was nothing before

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Does humanity not recall that We created him/her before, when he/she was nothing?
Sayyid Qutb
Does not man remember that We earlier created him, when he was nothing?
Ahmed Hulusi
Does man not remember that We created him before while he was nothing?
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Does not man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Does man not remember that We created him in the beginning when he was absolutely nothing and nonexistent
Mir Aneesuddin
Does not man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing
OLD Literal Word for Word
Does not remember [the] man that We, We created him before, while not he was anything