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AYAH al-Qasas 28:7 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ أُمِّ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَرْضِعِيهِ فَإِذَا خِفْتِ عَلَيْهِ فَأَلْقِيهِ فِي الْيَمِّ وَلَا تَخَافِي وَلَا تَحْزَنِي إِنَّا رَادُّوهُ إِلَيْكِ وَجَاعِلُوهُ مِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ zoom
Transliteration Waawhayna ila ommi moosa an ardiAAeehi fa-itha khifti AAalayhi faalqeehi fee alyammi wala takhafee wala tahzanee inna raddoohu ilayki wajaAAiloohu mina almursaleena zoom
Transliteration-2 wa-awḥaynā ilā ummi mūsā an arḍiʿīhi fa-idhā khif'ti ʿalayhi fa-alqīhi fī l-yami walā takhāfī walā taḥzanī innā rāddūhu ilayki wajāʿilūhu mina l-mur'salīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And We inspired [to] (the) mother (of) Musa that, "Suckle him, but when you fear for him, then cast him in(to) the river and (do) not fear and (do) not grieve. Indeed, We (will) restore him to you and (will) make him of the Messengers." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And so, [when he was born,] We inspired [thus] the mother of Moses: Suckle him [for a time], and then, when thou hast cause to fear for him, cast him into the river, and have no fear and do not grieve - for We shall restore him to thee, and shall make him one of Our message-bearers!” zoom
M. M. Pickthall And We inspired the mother of Moses, saying: Suckle him and, when thou fearest for him, then cast him into the river and fear not nor grieve. Lo! We shall bring him back unto thee and shall make him (one) of Our messengers. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: "Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve: for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our messengers." zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: "Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve: for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our apostles." zoom
Shakir And We revealed to Musa's mothers, saying: Give him suck, then when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear nor grieve; surely We will bring him back to you and make him one of the messengers. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan We inspired Moses mother saying, Suckle him, and then, when you fear for him, cast him into the river, and have no fear and do not grieve, for We shall return him to you, and shall make him one of the Messengers. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And We revealed to the mother of Moses: Breast feed him. But if thou hadst feared for him, then, cast him into the water of the sea and neither fear nor feel remorse. Truly, We will be ones who restore him to thee, ones who make him among the ones who are sent. zoom
T.B.Irving We inspired Moses´ mother [as follows]: "Nurse him. If you should fear for him, then cast him into the river. Do not fear nor feel sad; We will return him to you, and appoint him as a missionary." zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab We inspired the mother of Moses: “Nurse him, but when you fear for him, put him then into the river, and do not fear or grieve. We will certainly return him to you, and make him one of the messengers.” zoom
Safi Kaskas So, We inspired Moses' mother, "Nurse him for now; but when you fear for his safety, put him into the river; do not be afraid and do not grieve. We will return him to you and will make him a messenger." zoom
Abdul Hye  And We inspired to the mother of Moses, (saying): “Suckle him (Moses), but if you fear for him, then cast him into the river, and don’t fear or grieve. Surely! We shall bring him back to you and will make him one of the Messengers.” zoom
The Study Quran So We revealed to the mother of Moses, “Nurse him. But if you fear for him, then cast him into the river, and fear not, nor grieve. Surely We shall bring him back to you and make him one of the messengers.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And We inspired to Moses' mother: "Suckle him, and when you become fearful for him, then cast him off in the sea, and do not fear nor grieve. We will return him to you and We will make him of the messengers." zoom
Abdel Haleem We inspired Moses’ mother, saying, ‘Suckle him, and then, when you fear for his safety, put him in the river: do not be afraid, and do not grieve, for We shall return him to you and make him a messenger.’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And We inspired the mother of Musa, saying: suckle him, then when thou fearest for him, cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily We are going to restore him unto thee, and shall make him one of the sent ones. zoom
Ahmed Ali So We conveyed to the mother of Moses: "Suckle him. If you are afraid for him, cast him in the river without any fear or regret, for We shall restore him to you, and make him an apostle." zoom
Aisha Bewley We revealed to Musa´s mother, ´Suckle him and then when you fear for him cast him into the sea. Do not fear or grieve; We will return him to you and make him one of the Messengers.´ zoom
Ali Ünal We inspired the mother of Moses, saying: "Suckle him (for a time, without anxiety for his life), then when you have cause to fear for him, put him in the river, and do not fear or grieve. We will surely return him to you and make him one of our Messengers." zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i We revealed to Moses’ mother, [saying], ‘Nurse him; then, when you fear for him, cast him into the river, and do not fear or grieve, for We will restore him to you and make him one of the apostles.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And We inspired the mother of Moses, saying, "Suckle him; and when you are afraid for him then float him into the river, and fear not and grieve not; verily, We shall restore him to you, and make him of one of Our Messengers." zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And We revealed to Musa's mother, (saying), "Suckle him; so, when you fear for him, then cast him in the main; and do not fear, nor grieve. Surely We will turn him back to you, and will make him one of the Emissaries." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar We inspired Moses' mother saying, "Breast-feed your son. When you become afraid for his life, throw him into the sea. Do not be afraid or grieved for We shall return him to you and make him a Messenger." zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani We inspired the mother of Musa saying, .Suckle him (Musa). Then once you fear about him, cast him in the river, and do not fear, and do not grieve. Surely We are going to bring him back to you and appoint him one of (Our) messengers. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed We inspired the mother of Moses, "Nourish him and when you worry for his life, then (place him in a box and) cast him into the river, and have no fear nor grieve. We shall bring him back to you and make him one of Our Messengers." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And We sent this inspiration to Musa's (Moses’) mother: "(Breast) feed (baby Musa), but when you have fears for him, put him into the river (in a basket), but do not fear or feel sad (for him): Verily, We shall bring him back to you, and We shall make him one of Our messengers." zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And We inspired to the mother of Moses, "Suckle him; but when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will return him to you and will make him [one] of the messengers." zoom
Farook Malik So We revealed Our will to the mother of Moses: "Suckle him, and when you feel any danger to his life, cast him into the river without any fear or grief; for We shall certainly restore him to you and make him one of Our Messengers." zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey We sent a revelation to Musa´s mother. We said, "Nurse him! When you fear for his life, put him in the river. Do not be afraid. Nor feel sad! We are certainly going to bring him back to you. We are going to appoint him Our messenger!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And (to implement My long-term scheme and stratagem) We sent Wahi (Inspiration) to the mother of Musa (saying) that: “Suckle him, but when you became afraid regarding him (that he might be slaughtered under orders and policy of Firaun), then drop him into the river; and do not fear, and do not grieve. Verily, We are Who bring him back to you, and Who appoint him (one) of (Our) Messengers.” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) We inspired the mother of Moses: 'Nurse him; then, when you fear for him, cast him into the river, and do not fear, nor grieve; We will return him to you, and make him one of the messengers.' zoom
Maududi We suggested to the mother of Moses: "Suckle your child, but when you fear for his life cast him into the river and be not fearful nor grieve, for We shall restore him to you and make him one of the Messengers." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And We revealed to Moses’ mother to nurse him, and when you are afraid for him then throw him in the sea/river and do not be afraid and do not be sad, We bring him back to you and We make him one of the messengers. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses, “Suckle your child, but when you fear for him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve, for We will return him to you, and We will make him one of Our messengers.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And We inspired to Moses' mother: "Suckle him, and when you become fearful for him, then cast him off in the sea, and do not fear nor grieve. We will return him to you and We will make him of the messengers." zoom
Mohammad Shafi And We sent a secret communication to the mother of Moses, "Suckle him! And, when you fear for him, then put him into the river and fear not nor grieve. We shall indeed bring him back to you and shall make him one of Our Messengers." zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian [When Pharaoh Ordered to kill all new born male Israelites,] I pacified her by saying: “Calm down and feed your baby. When you feel the danger is eminent, [put him in a basket] and cast him into the river. Do not fear and do not worry as I will bring him back to you and appoint him as one of my Prophets. zoom
Faridul Haque And We inspired the mother of Moosa that, “Suckle him; then when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear nor grieve; We shall indeed return him back to you and make him one of the Noble Messengers.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah We revealed this to Moses' mother: 'Suckle him, but when you fear for him cast him into the water. Neither fear, nor sorrow because We shall restore him to you and make him among the Messengers. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And We revealed to Moses’ mother, saying: Give him suck; then when thou fearest for him, cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve; surely We shall bring him back to thee and make him one the messengers. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And We inspired/transmitted to Moses' mother: "That breast feed him, so if you feared on (for) him, so throw him in the body of water and do not fear, and do not be sad/grieving, that We are returning him to you, and making him from the messengers." zoom
Sher Ali And WE directed the mother of Moses by revelation, `Suckle him; and when thou fearest for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve; for WE shall restore him to thee, and shall make him one of the Messengers.' zoom
Rashad Khalifa We inspired Moses' mother: "Nurse him, and when you fear for his life, throw him into the river without fear or grief. We will return him to you, and will make him one of the messengers." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And We inspired the mother of Musa, suckle him, when you may have fear for him, then cost him into river and fear not and nor grieve; undoubtedly, We shall return him to you and shall make him Messenger. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And We revealed to the mother of Moses (saying), `Give him (- Moses) suck. But when you have fear about him (- his life) cast him (placing him in a chest) into the river and entertain no fear, nor grief (about his welfare). Verily, We shall restore him to you and shall make him (one) of the Messengers.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And We revealed to the heart of the mother of Musa (Moses): ‘Suckle him on, but when you fear (for his life), put him afloat into the river, and be not afraid (of this situation) nor grieve. Surely, We shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of Our Messengers.’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And We inspired the mother of Moosa (Moses), (saying): "Suckle him (Moosa (Moses)), but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily! We shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of (Our) Messengers." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry So We revealed to Moses' mother, 'Suckle him, then, when thou fearest for him, cast him into the sea, and do not fear, neither sorrow, for We shall return him to thee, and shall appoint him one of the Envoys.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And we inspired the mother of Moses, 'Suckle him; and when thou art afraid for him then throw him into the river, and fear not and grieve not; verily, we are going to restore him to thee, and to make him of the apostles!' zoom
George Sale And We directed the mother of Moses by revelation, saying, give him suck: And if thou fearest for him, cast him into the river; and fear not, neither be afflicted; for We will restore him unto thee, and will appoint him one of our apostles. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And we said by revelation to the mother of Moses, "Give him suck; and if thou fearest for him, launch him on the sea; and fear not, neither fret; for we will restore him to thee, and make him one of the apostles." zoom
N J Dawood (2014) We revealed Our will to Moses‘ mother, saying: ‘Give him suck, but if you are concerned about his safety, then put him down onto the river. ‘Have no fear, nor be dismayed; for We shall restore him to you and shall invest him with a mission.‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb We revealed to the mother of Moses: “Breast-feed him, and then when you have cause to fear for him, cast him in the river, and have no fear and do not grieve. We shall restore him to you, and shall make him one of Our messengers.' zoom
Ahmed Hulusi We revealed to Moses’ mother, “Suckle him, and then when you fear for him, leave him in the river (Nile)... Have no fear or grief! Indeed, We will return him to you and make him of the Rasuls!” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And We inspired unto the mother of Moses, saying: �Give him suck, then when you fear for him, cast him into the River and do not fear nor grieve, for We will return him unto you and make him one of the apostles�. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim We inspired Mussa's mother, thus: "Breast feed him until you feel that fear falls upon you for his life, then put him in a chest and cast him into the river and do not be afraid nor grieve at heart. We will restore him to you and confer on him the prerogative of Apostleship". zoom
Mir Aneesuddin So We communicated to the mother of Musa, “Suckle him, but when you fear about him (that they may slaughter him) then cast him into the river and do not fear nor grieve, We will certainly bring him back to you and We will make him (one) of the messengers.” zoom

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