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AYAH an-Naml 27:55 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِّن دُونِ النِّسَاءِ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ تَجْهَلُونَ zoom
Transliteration A-innakum lata/toona alrrijala shahwatan min dooni alnnisa-i bal antum qawmun tajhaloona zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  Why do you approach the men (with) lust instead of the women? Nay, you (are) a people ignorant." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Must you really approach men with lust instead of women? Nay, but you are people without any awareness (of right and wrong)!” zoom
M. M. Pickthall Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant! zoom
Shakir What! do you indeed approach men lustfully rather than women? Nay, you are a people who act ignorantly. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Must you go lustfully to men instead of women? Indeed, you are a people who are deeply ignorant. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Why approach you men with lust instead of women? Nay! You are a folk who are ignorant. zoom
T.B.Irving Do you approach men passionately instead of women? Indeed you are folk who act out of ignorance!" zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Do you really lust after men instead of women? In fact, you are ˹only˺ a people acting ignorantly.” zoom
Safi Kaskas You lust after men instead of women? You are ignorant people." zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) "You are approaching the men out of lust instead of the women! No, you are an ignorant people!" zoom
Abdel Haleem How can you lust after men instead of women? What fools you are!’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Would ye go in lustfully unto men instead of women? Aye! ye are a people addicted to ignorant ways. zoom
Ahmed Ali You lust after men in place of women. You are indeed a stolid people." zoom
Aisha Bewley Do you come with lust to men instead of women? You are a people who are deeply ignorant.´ zoom
Ali Ünal "Will you go with lust to men in place of women? You are indeed an ignorant people with no sense (of decency and right and wrong). zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Do you approach men with [sexual] desire instead of women?! Rather you are a senseless lot!’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Must you needs lust after men instead of women? Nay! You are a senseless people." zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Do you (really) come up with lust to men rather than women? No indeed, you are a people who are ignorant." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Do you have carnal relations with men rather than women? You are ignorant people". zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Is it that you really come to men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people committing acts of ignorance. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed You approach men with lust instead of women. Nay, you are people who disregard what you know (27:54)." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed "Would you really run after men in your excessive (sexual) desire rather than after women? No! You are a people (totally) ignorant!" zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly." zoom
Farook Malik Do you approach men for your sexual desires instead of women? The fact is that you are a people steeped in ignorance." zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey "Instead of women, do you turn to men to gratify your carnal urges? Indeed, you are an utterly foolish nation!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Is it (that) surely you people indeed approach men in sexual lust instead of women? Nay, you are a nation: you behave senselessly." zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Do you lust after men instead of women? You are truly ignorant people.' zoom
Maududi Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Do you approach men lustfully instead of women? You are ignorant people. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) "Are you really attracted to men more than, in addition to, or instead of women?" No, but you are unaware. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) "You are approaching the men out of desire instead of the women! Indeed, you are an ignorant people." zoom
Mohammad Shafi "How could you really go to men instead of to women for sexual gratification? Nay, but you are a stupid people!" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian What kind of people you are that prefers men to women for the gratification of your sexual desires? What a foolish people you are [unaware of punishment in reserve for you.] zoom
Faridul Haque “What! You lustfully go towards men, leaving the women?! In fact, you are an ignorant people.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you are an ignorant nation. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali Will you come to men lustfully rather than women? Nay, you are a people who act ignorantly. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira Are you that you are coming/doing/committing (E) the men (with) a lust/desire/craving from other than the women, but you are a nation being lowly/ignorant . zoom
Sher Ali What ! do you approach men lustfully rather than women? Nay, you are indeed an ignorant people.' zoom
Rashad Khalifa "You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Do you approach men lustfully leaving women? Rather you are a people ignorant. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar `What! (is it true) you approach men instead of (your) women to satisfy (your) lust? Nay, you are indeed a people who act senselessly.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Do you approach men rather than women to satisfy your sexual desire? The truth is that you are ignorant people.’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali "Do you approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry What, do you approach men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people that are ignorant.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer do ye indeed approach men lustfully rather than women? nay! ye are a people who are ignorant.' zoom
George Sale Do ye approach lustfully unto men, leaving the women? Ye are surely an ignorant people. zoom
John Medows Rodwell What! come ye with lust unto men rather than to women? Surely ye are an ignorant people." zoom
N J Dawood (2014) lustfully seeking men instead of women? Surely you are an ignorant people.‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Would you approach men with lust rather than women? You are a grossly ignorant people.' zoom
Ahmed Hulusi “Do you leave the women and lustfully sleep with men? No, you are a people in ignorance.” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli What! Do you approach men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people that are ignorant. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim "Certainly" he continued, "you have sensuous desire for men in lieu of women; you are a people who are indeed ignorant and indeed impudent, a people who have no shame of their sins" zoom
Mir Aneesuddin What! Do you indeed lustfully approach men besides women? No, you are an ignorant people? zoom

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