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AYAH al-Furqan 25:37 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ لَّمَّا كَذَّبُوا الرُّسُلَ أَغْرَقْنَاهُمْ وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ لِلنَّاسِ آيَةً وَأَعْتَدْنَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا zoom
Transliteration Waqawma noohin lamma kaththaboo alrrusula aghraqnahum wajaAAalnahum lilnnasi ayatan waaAAtadna lilththalimeena AAathaban aleeman zoom
Transliteration-2 waqawma nūḥin lammā kadhabū l-rusula aghraqnāhum wajaʿalnāhum lilnnāsi āyatan wa-aʿtadnā lilẓẓālimīna ʿadhāban alīman zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And (the) people (of) Nuh, when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them and We made them for mankind a sign. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers. a punishment painful. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And [think of] the people of Noah: when they gave the lie to [one of] the apostles, We caused them to drown, and made them a symbol for all mankind: for, grievous suffering have We readied for all who [knowingly] do wrong! zoom
M. M. Pickthall And Noah's folk, when they denied the messengers, We drowned them and made of them a portent for mankind. We have prepared a painful doom for evil-doers. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) And the people of Noah,- when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them as a Sign for mankind; and We have prepared for (all) wrong-doers a grievous Penalty;- zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) And the people of Noah,- when they rejected the apostles, We drowned them, and We made them as a Sign for mankind; and We have prepared for (all) wrong-doers a grievous Penalty;- zoom
Shakir And the people of Nuh, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and made them a sign for men, and We have prepared a painful punishment for the unjust; zoom
Wahiduddin Khan We drowned the people of Noah also when they rejected their messengers and We made them an example to all mankind. We have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers, zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And the folk of Noah when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them. And We made them as a sign for humanity. And We made ready for the ones who are unjust a painful punishment, zoom
T.B.Irving So when Noah´s folk rejected the messengers, We let them drown and set them up as a sign for mankind. We reserve painful torment for wrongdoers zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab And when the people of Noah rejected the messengers, We drowned them, making them an example to humanity. And We have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
Safi Kaskas And the people of Noah-when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them a sign for people to come. And We have prepared a painful punishment for the unjust, zoom
Abdul Hye  And the people of Noah, when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them, and We made them an example for mankind. And We have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
The Study Quran And Noah’s people: when they denied the messengers, We drowned them and made of them a sign for mankind. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And the people of Noah, when they denied the messengers We drowned them, and We made them a lesson for mankind. And We have prepared for the wicked a painful retribution. zoom
Abdel Haleem The people of Noah, too: when they rejected their messengers, We drowned them and made them an example to all people. We have prepared a painful torment for the evildoers, zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And the people of Nuh! When they belied the apostles We drowned them, and made them a sign unto mankind. And We have gotten ready unto the wrong-doers a torment afflictive, zoom
Ahmed Ali We had drowned the people of Noah when they had accused the apostles of lies, and turned them into an example for men. We have prepared a painful punishment for the wicked. zoom
Aisha Bewley And when the people of Nuh denied the Messengers, We drowned them and made them a Sign for all mankind. We have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
Ali Ünal And the people of Noah – when they denied (Noah and thereby meant to deny) the Messengers, We drowned them, and made them a sign (of warning and instruction) for humankind. We have kept ready a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i And Noah’s people, We drowned them when they impugned the apostles, and We made them a sign for mankind, and We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And the people of Noah, when they denied the messenger, We drowned them, and made them a sign for mankind. We prepared for the wrongdoers a grievous woe. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And the people of Nuh, (Noah) as soon as they cried lies to the Messengers, We drowned them, and We made them to be a sign to mankind; and We have readied for the unjust a painful torment. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar We drowned the people of Noah because of their rejection of the Messengers and made them evidence of the Truth for mankind. We have prepared a painful torment for the unjust ones. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani As for the people of NuH, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them and made them an example for mankind, and We have prepared a painful punishment for the transgressors. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed And Noah's folk: When they had denied the Messengers (denying him was denying the eternal Message of Allah), We caused them to drown and made them a symbol for all mankind. For, We have readied an awful doom for all who do wrong. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And the people of Nuh (Noah)— When they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them like a Sign for (all) mankind: And We have prepared a (most) painful penalty for (all) wrongdoers— zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And the people of Noah - when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them for mankind a sign. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment. zoom
Farook Malik Likewise, the people of Noah We drowned when they rejected the Messengers and made them an example for mankind; and We have prepared a painful punishment for such wrongdoers. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey We drowned the nation of Nooh when they rejected the messengers! We turned them into an admonition for the whole world. For the evil doers, We have prepared a painful punishment. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And the nation of Nuh — when they denied the Messengers We drowned them and We made them for mankind a Sign. And We have prepared a painful torment for the transgressors. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And the people of Noah: when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and made them a lesson for mankind. We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful retribution. zoom
Maududi The same was the case with the people of Noah when they charged the Messenger with imposture: We drowned them and made them a sign of warning for entire mankind, and We have prepared a painful chastisement for the unjust. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And We drowned people of Noah when they denied the messengers and We made them a sign for the people, and We prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) And the people of Noah, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them a sign for humanity, and We have prepared for all wrongdoers a terrible penalty. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Andthe people of Noah, when they denied the messengers We drowned them, and We made them a lesson for the people. And We have prepared for the wicked a painful retribution. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And We drowned the people of Noah when they rejected the Messengers and We made an example of them (the people) for all mankind. And We have prepared a painful punishment for the transgressors! zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian As for the people of Noah, I drowned them after having denied their Prophet. I made of them a warning case for mankind (so that they know I am Serious when I say that) I have prepared a painful punishment for the unjust people. zoom
Faridul Haque And the people of Nooh - when they denied the Noble Messengers, We drowned them and made them a sign for mankind; and We have kept prepared a painful punishment for the unjust. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah The nation of Noah, We drowned them when they belied their Messenger, and made of them a sign to the nation. For the harmdoers We have prepared a painful punishment zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And the people of Noah, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and made them a sign for men. And We have prepared a painful chastisement for the wrongdoers -- zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And Noah's nation when they lied/denied/falsified the messengers, We drowned/sunk them, and We made them to the people (as) an evidence/sign , and We prepared to the unjust/oppressors, a painful torture. zoom
Sher Ali And the people of Noah, when they rejected the Messengers, WE drowned them, and WE made them a Sign for mankind. And WE have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Similarly, when the people of Noah disbelieved the messengers, we drowned them, and we set them up as a sign for the people. We have prepared for the transgressors a painful retribution. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And as to the people of Nuh' When they belied the Messengers, We drowned them and made them a sign for the people. And We have already prepared painful torment for the oppressors. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And (We destroyed) the people of Noah (too), when they treated (Our) Messengers as liars, We drowned them and made them a sign (to learn a lesson from) for mankind. Indeed We have in store a woeful punishment for (such of) the wrongdoers. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And the people of Nuh ([Noah] as well), when they denied the Prophets, We drowned them and made them a sign of warning for (other) people. And We have prepared a painful torment for the wrongdoers. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And Noohs (Noah) people, when they denied the Messengers We drowned them, and We made them as a sign for mankind. And We have prepared a painful torment for the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry And the people of Noah, when they cried lies to the Messengers, We drowned them, and made them to be a sign to mankind; and We have prepared for the evildoers a painful chastisement. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And the people of Noah, when they said the apostles were liars, we drowned them, and we made them a sign for men; and we prepared for the unjust a grievous woe. zoom
George Sale And remember the people of Noah, when they accused our apostles of imposture: We drowned them, and made them a sign unto mankind. And We have prepared for the unjust a painful torment. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And as to the people of Noah! when they treated their Apostles as impostors, we drowned them; and we made them a sign to mankind: - A grievous chastisement have we prepared for the wicked! zoom
N J Dawood (2014) And Noah‘s people: when they denied the emissaries, We drowned them and made of them an example to mankind; for the wrongdoers We prepared a woeful scourge. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb When the people of Noah rejected their messengers, We caused them to drown, and made of them an example for mankind. For the wrongdoers We have prepared grievous suffering. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi And when the people of Noah denied their Rasul We drowned them and made them an exemplary lesson for the people... We have prepared a tragic suffering for the wrongdoers. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And the people of Noah, when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them and made them a sign for mankind; and We have prepared for the unjust a painful chastisement. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And the people of Nuh (Noah) who treated the Messengers as imposters, We drowned them and made of them an example and a deterrent to the people, wherefore We have prepared for the wrongful of actions -and refuse to repent- the torment laid upon the damned. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Then We said, "Both of you go to the people who have denied Our signs." Then We destroyed them (with a total) destruction. zoom

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