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AYAH al-Baqarah 2:238 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ zoom
Transliteration Hafithoo AAala alssalawati waalssalati alwusta waqoomoo lillahi qaniteena zoom
Transliteration-2 ḥāfiẓū ʿalā l-ṣalawāti wal-ṣalati l-wus'ṭā waqūmū lillahi qānitīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Guard strictly [on] the prayers, and the prayer - [the] middle, and stand up for Allah devoutly obedient. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad BE EVER mindful of prayers, and of praying in the most excellent way; and stand before God in devout obedience. zoom
M. M. Pickthall Be guardians of your prayers, and of the midmost prayer, and stand up with devotion to Allah. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind). zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before God in a devout (frame of mind). zoom
Shakir Attend constantly to prayers and to the middle prayer and stand up truly obedient to Allah. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Be ever mindful of prayers, especially the middle prayer; and stand up before God in submissive devotion. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Be watchful of the formal prayers and the middle formal prayer. Stand up as ones who are morally obligated to God. zoom
T.B.Irving Watch over prayers and [especially] the Middle Prayer; and stand up devoutly to [worship] God. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Observe the ˹five obligatory˺ prayers—especially the middle prayer—and stand in true devotion to Allah. zoom
Safi Kaskas Always be mindful of prayers and perform the intermediate prayer and stand devoutly before God. zoom
Abdul Hye  Guard your (obligatory) prayers especially the middle prayer. Stand before Allah with true devotion. zoom
The Study Quran Be mindful of your prayers, and the middlemost prayer, and stand before God in devout obedience. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Preserve the contact-methods, and the middle contact-method, and stand devoutly for God. zoom
Abdel Haleem Take care to do your prayers, praying in the best way, and stand before God in devotion. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Guard the prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand up to Allah truly devout. zoom
Ahmed Ali Be wakeful of your service of prayer, and the midmost service; and honour God by standing before Him in devotion. zoom
Aisha Bewley Safeguard the salat — especially the middle one. Stand in obedience to Allah. zoom
Ali Ünal Be ever mindful and protective of the prescribed Prayers, and the middle Prayer, and stand in the presence of God in utmost devotion and obedience. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Be watchful of your prayers, and [especially] the middle prayer, and stand in obedience to Allah; zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Observe prayers, especially the middle (afternoon) prayer, and stand you before Allah with full attention and devotion. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Preserve (constantly) (i.e., observe strictly) the prayers, and the middle prayer, and rise up devoutly to Allah. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Pay due attention to your prayers, especially the middle prayer and stand up while praying, in obedience to God. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Take due care of all the prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand before Allah in total devotion. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed While describing some important marital Laws, it is reiterated that, your Central Duty remains the guarding of the System in which individuals and families can develop their potentials to the maximum. Stay alert in the obedience to Allah. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Guard strictly (the habit of) your prayers, especially the Middle (late afternoon) Prayer; And stand before Allah in a pious (frame of mind). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah , devoutly obedient. zoom
Farook Malik Guard your Salah (obligatory regular prayers) especially the middle Salah and stand up with true devotion to Allah. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Mind the ´salat´ (meticulously), and perform the ´salat´ (especially the middle one) in excellence _ (with concentration and care). Stand before Allah with devotion. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Guard strictly your As-Salawat (specified Prayers), and (try to offer them as) As-Salat-ul-Wusta (the most ideal Prayer) and stand before Allah as those who show deep devotion. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Guard your prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand before God in devotion. zoom
Maududi Take great care of your Prayers, especially of a Prayer that has excellent qualities of Salat and stand before Allah like devoted servants. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Be mindful of your mandatory prayers especially the middle prayer, and stand before God in devotion. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Remember prayers, especially the middle prayer. And stand before God in a devout frame of mind. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Maintain the contact prayers; and the middle contact prayer; and stand for God dutifully. zoom
Mohammad Shafi Guard the prayers and the middle prayer and stand for Allah in total devotion. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Take your daily prayers seriously, especially the noon prayer, and devote yourselves completely to the Lord. zoom
Faridul Haque Guard all your prayers, and the middle prayer; and stand with reverence before Allah. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah And preserve the prayers and the middle prayer, and stand obedient to Allah. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali Guard the prayers and the most excellent prayer, and stand up truly obedient to Allah. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira Observe/guard on the prayers, and the prayers the middle, and stand/call to God obeying/worshipping humbly . zoom
Sher Ali Watch over prayers, and particularly the middle Prayer, and stand before ALLAH submissively. zoom
Rashad Khalifa You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer, and devote yourselves totally to GOD. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Watch over all your prayers and the middle prayer and stand before Allah with devotion. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Be watchful over the Prayers especially the middle (and most excellent) Prayer (which comes in the midst of rush of work and business), and do stand up before Allah truly obedient (and in all humility). zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Guard strictly all the Prayers, especially the middle Prayer. And stand before Allah as an epitome of submissiveness and lowliness. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Guard strictly (five obligatory) AsSalawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience (and do not speak to others during the Salat (prayers)). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Be you watchful over the prayers, and the middle prayer; and do you stand obedient to God. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Observe the prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand ye attent before God. zoom
George Sale Carefully observe the appointed prayers, and the middle prayer, and be assiduous therein, with devotion towards God. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Observe strictly the prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand up full of devotion towards God. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Attend regularly to your prayers, including the middle prayer, and stand up with all devotion before God. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Ahmed Hulusi If you fear danger then you can (perform salat) while on foot or riding... When you are in safety remember (dhikr) Allah according to the teachings of the one who has taught you that which you did not know (contemplate upon the manifestations of the qualities of His Names on worldly forms). zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Guard your prayers, and (especially) the middle prayer and stand devoutly before Allah. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Observe your duty to Allah and maintain the prescribed prayers, especially AL-‘Asr, the afternoon prayer, and humble yourselves to Allah and exercise unqualified obedience to Him. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Be guardians of your worship (salat) and the middle (or the normal) worship (salat) and stand up for Allah in full obedience. zoom

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