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AYAH an-Naml 27:24 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَجَدتُّهَا وَقَوْمَهَا يَسْجُدُونَ لِلشَّمْسِ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فَصَدَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ فَهُمْ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ zoom
Transliteration Wajadtuha waqawmaha yasjudoona lilshshamsi min dooni Allahi wazayyana lahumu alshshaytanu aAAmalahum fasaddahum AAani alssabeeli fahum la yahtadoona zoom
Transliteration-2 wajadttuhā waqawmahā yasjudūna lilshamsi min dūni l-lahi wazayyana lahumu l-shayṭānu aʿmālahum faṣaddahum ʿani l-sabīli fahum lā yahtadūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah, and has made fair-seeming to them the Shaitaan their deeds, and averted them from the Way, so they (are) not guided, zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of God; and Satan has made these doings of theirs seem goodly to them, and [thus] has barred them from the path [of God], so that they cannot find the right way: zoom
M. M. Pickthall I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah; and Satan maketh their works fairseeming unto them, and debarreth them from the way (of Truth), so that they go not aright; zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) "I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides Allah: Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes, and has kept them away from the Path,- so they receive no guidance,- zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) "I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides God: Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes, and has kept them away from the Path,- so they receive no guidance,- zoom
Shakir I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go aright zoom
Wahiduddin Khan I found her and her people worshipping the sun, instead of God. Satan has made their conduct appear good to them, and has thus diverted them from the right path, so that they might not be guided. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar I found her and her folk prostrating herself to the sun—instead of God—and Satan made to appear pleasing to them their actions and barred them from the way so they are not truly guided. zoom
T.B.Irving I found both her and her people bowing down on their knees to the sun instead of to God [Alone]. Satan has made their actions seem attractive to them, and diverted them from the [proper] Way. They are not guided zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah. For Satan has made their deeds appealing to them—hindering them from the ˹Right˺ Way and leaving them unguided— zoom
Safi Kaskas I found that she and her people bow to the sun instead of God. Satan has made their deeds seem right to them and has turned them away from the right path, so they cannot find their way. zoom
Abdul Hye  I found her and her people prostrating themselves before the sun instead of Allah, Satan has made their deeds seem fair to them, and has barred them from (Allah’s) Way, so they are not guided, zoom
The Study Quran I found her and her people prostrating to the sun, apart from God, and Satan has made their actions seem fair unto them, and turned them from the way, such that they are not rightly guided. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) "And I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of God! And the devil had made their work appear good to them, so he kept them away from the path, for they are not being guided." zoom
Abdel Haleem [but] I found that she and her people worshipped the sun instead of God. Satan has made their deeds seem alluring to them, and diverted them from the right path: they cannot find the right path. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi I have found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Satan hath made their works fairseeming unto them, and hath barred them from the way, so they are not guided. zoom
Ahmed Ali I found that she and her people worship the sun in place of God, for Satan has made their deeds look attractive to them and has turned them away from the Path, so they do not find the way zoom
Aisha Bewley I found both her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah. Shaytan has made their actions seem good to them and debarred them from the Way so they are not guided zoom
Ali Ünal "However, I found her and her people prostrating to the sun rather than God. Satan has decked out their deeds to be appealing to them, and thus has barred them from the (unique straight) way, so they are not rightly guided, zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah, and Satan has made their deeds seem decorous to them —thus he has barred them from the way [of Allah], so they are not guided— zoom
Hamid S. Aziz "And I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, for Satan had made their works fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from the Way (of Truth), so that they are not guided right. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali I found her and her people prostrating to the sun, apart from Allah; and Ash-Shaytan (The ever-vicious, i.e., the Devil) has adorned (i.e., made attractive) their deeds to them, so has barred them from the way, so that they are not guided, zoom
Muhammad Sarwar I found her and her people prostrating before the sun instead of God. Satan has made their deeds attractive to them. He has kept them away from the right path and they have no guidance. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani I have found her and her people prostrating themselves to the sun, instead of Allah, and the Satan has beautified their deeds for them, and has prevented them from the way, so they do not take the right path, zoom
Shabbir Ahmed "I found her and her people worshiping the sun instead of Allah. Their ego makes them think that they are doing right. Satan (the priesthood of the Sun Temple) hinders them from the Right Path. So they cannot find the Right Way." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed "I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides Allah: Satan has made their actions appear pleasing to their eyes, and (he) has kept them away from the (Straight) Way— So they receive no guidance— zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah , and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His] way, so they are not guided, zoom
Farook Malik Further I found that she and her people prostrate themselves before the sun instead of Allah. Satan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them away from the Right Way, so that they may not be guided zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey "I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah. Shaitan has made their deeds seem delightful to them. He alienates them from the (straight) path, so they do not find the way." zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar I found her and her nation: they prostrate to the sun instead of Allah, and Satan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from the (Right) way, so they receive not the guidance ; zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) I found her and her people worshiping the sun, instead of God. Satan made their conduct appear good to them, and diverted them from the path, so they are not guided. zoom
Maududi I found that she and her people prostrate themselves before the sun rather than Allah." Satan has made their deeds appear attractive to them and has, thus, debarred them from the Right Path so they do not find true guidance zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad I found her and her people prostrate (and show humbleness) to the sun instead of God, and Satan beautified their deeds for them, and kept them away from the (right) way, so they are not guided, zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) “I found her and her people worshipping the Sun instead of God. Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes which has averted them from the way, so that they can receive no guidance, zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) "And I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of God! And the devil had made their works appear good to them, so he kept them away from the path, for they are not being guided." zoom
Mohammad Shafi "And I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of to Allah! And the Satan has made their deeds look good to them, and has thus hindered them from the Right Path. And so they do not tread that Path." zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian “They are worshipping the sun instead of God. The Devil has made their deeds so pleasing to them that they think they are always right. They are therefore deprived of any guidance [God does not guide those who have gone so far in wrongdoing.] zoom
Faridul Haque “I found her and her nation prostrating before the sun instead of Allah, and Satan has made their deeds seem good to them thereby preventing them from the Straight Path - so they do not attain guidance.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah But she and her people prostrate to the sun instead of Allah. And satan has made their deeds seem pleasing to them and barred them from the Path, and therefore they are not guided. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the devil has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and turned them from the way, so they go not aright -- zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira I found her and her nation prostrating to the sun, from other than God, and the devil decorated/beautified for them their deeds , so he prevented/obstructed them from the way/path , so they do not be guided. zoom
Sher Ali `I found her and her people worshiping the sun instead of ALLAH, and Satan has made their works look beautiful to them, and has thus hindered them from the right way, so they are not rightly guided - zoom
Rashad Khalifa "I found her and her people prostrating before the sun, instead of GOD. The devil has adorned their works in their eyes, and has repulsed them from the path; consequently, they are not guided." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) I found her people prostrating before the sun leaving Allah and the devil (Satan) adorning their deeds in their eyes has barred them from the straight path so that they do not get the way. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar `I (also) found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah. And satan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them (so that they take pride in their practices), and has thus hindered them from the right way, so that they do not follow true guidance. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri I found her and her people prostrating themselves before the sun instead of Allah. And Satan has made their (evil) deeds highly fascinating to them, and has hindered them from the path (of the Oneness of Allah). So they are not getting guidance. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali "I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, and Shaitan (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allahs) Way, so they have no guidance," zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry I found her and her people prostrating to the sun, apart from God; Satan has decked out fair their deeds to them and he has barred them from the way, and therefore they are not guided, zoom
Edward Henry Palmer and I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of God, for Satan had made seemly to them their works, and turned them from the path, so that they are not guided. zoom
George Sale I found her and her people to worship the sun, besides God: And Satan hath prepared their works for them, and hath turned them aside from the way of truth, -- wherefore they are not rightly directed, -- zoom
John Medows Rodwell And I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of God; and Satan hath made their works fair seeming to them, so that he hath turned them from the Way: wherefore they are not guided, zoom
N J Dawood (2014) I found that she and her subjects worship the sun instead of God. Satan has seduced them and debarred them from the right path, so that they might not be guided zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb I found her and her people prostrating themselves to the sun instead of God; and Satan has made their deeds seem goodly to them, thus turning them away from the path [of God], so that they cannot find the right way. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi “I found her and her people worshipping the Sun instead of Allah... Satan has made their deeds appear pleasing and right to them and diverted them from the (right) way! Thus they cannot find the path of the reality.” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah, and Satan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and he has barred them from the (right) way, so they are not guided aright. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim "I found," he said, "that she and her subjects pay reverence and veneration to the sun in lieu of Allah and they display that by appropriate acts and rites. And AL-Shaytan (Satan) has allured them to a brighter present and a happier destiny as a logical result or sequence to their doings and He blinded their eyes to the path of righteousness and led them by the nose to their loss in the maze of error", zoom
Mir Aneesuddin I found her and her people prostrating to the sun besides Allah, and the devil has made their deeds fair seeming to them and turned them away from the way, so they are misguided (to the extent) zoom

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