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AYAH al-Qasas 28:9 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَقَالَتِ امْرَأَتُ فِرْعَوْنَ قُرَّتُ عَيْنٍ لِّي وَلَكَ لَا تَقْتُلُوهُ عَسَىٰ أَن يَنفَعَنَا أَوْ نَتَّخِذَهُ وَلَدًا وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ zoom
Transliteration Waqalati imraatu firAAawna qurratu AAaynin lee walaka la taqtuloohu AAasa an yanfaAAana aw nattakhithahu waladan wahum la yashAAuroona zoom
Transliteration-2 waqālati im'ra-atu fir'ʿawna qurratu ʿaynin lī walaka lā taqtulūhu ʿasā an yanfaʿanā aw nattakhidhahu waladan wahum lā yashʿurūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And said (the) wife (of) Firaun, "A comfort (of the) eye for me and for you; (Do) not kill him; perhaps (that) he may benefit us, or we may take him (as) a son." And they (did) not perceive. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Now the wife of Pharaoh said: “A joy to the eye [could this child be] for me and thee! Slay him not: he may well be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son!” And they had no presentiment [of what he was to become]. zoom
M. M. Pickthall And the wife of Pharaoh said: (He will be) a consolation for me and for thee. Kill him not. Peradventure he may be of use to us, or we may choose him for a son. And they perceived not. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) The wife of Pharaoh said: "(Here is) joy of the eye, for me and for thee: slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not (what they were doing)! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) The wife of Pharaoh said: "(Here is) joy of the eye, for me and for thee: slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not (what they were doing)! zoom
Shakir And Firon's wife said: A refreshment of the eye to me and to you; do not slay him; maybe he will be useful to us, or we may take him for a son; and they did not perceive. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan and Pharaohs wife said, He will be a joy to the eye for me and you! Do not slay him: he may well be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son. They did not realize what they were doing. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And the woman of Pharaoh said: He will be a comfort to our eyes for me and for thee. Kill him not. Perhaps he may profit us or we may take him to ourselves as a son. But they are not aware. zoom
T.B.Irving Pharaoh´s wife said: "[He´ll be] a comfort for me and for you. Do not kill him! Perhaps he´ll benefit us, or we´ll adopt him as a son." They did not suspect [a thing]. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Pharaoh’s wife said ˹to him˺, “˹This baby is˺ a source of joy for me and you. Do not kill him. Perhaps he may be useful to us or we may adopt him as a son.” They were unaware ˹of what was to come˺. zoom
Safi Kaskas Pharaoh's wife said, "He will be a delight for my eyes and yours. Do not kill him; He may be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son." They did not realize [the consequences of] what was going on. zoom
Abdul Hye  And the wife of Pharaoh said: “(This is) a comfort of the eye for me and for you. Don’t kill him, perhaps that he may be of benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son.” They did not perceive (the result of that). zoom
The Study Quran And the wife of Pharaoh said, “A comfort for me and for you! Slay him not; it may be that he will bring us some benefit, or that we may take him as a son.” Yet they were unaware. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And Pharaoh's wife said: "A pleasure to my eye and yours, so do not kill him, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son!", while they did not perceive. zoom
Abdel Haleem and Pharaoh’s wife said, ‘Here is a joy to behold for me and for you! Do not kill him: he may be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son.’ They did not realize what they were doing. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And the wife of Fir'awn said: a comfort unto me and thee slay him not; belike he shall be of benefit to us or we might like him for a son; and they perceived not. zoom
Ahmed Ali The Pharaoh's wife said: "He will be a comfort to me and to you. Do not kill him. He may well be of some advantage to us, or we may adopt him as a son." They were not aware (of what the future held in store). zoom
Aisha Bewley The wife of Pharaoh said, ´A source of delight for me and for you; do not kill him. It may well be that he will be of use to us or perhaps we could adopt him as a son.´ They were not aware. zoom
Ali Ünal The Pharaoh’s wife said (to him): "(Here is a child that will be) a means of happiness for me and for you. Do not kill him. Maybe he will prove useful for us, or we may adopt him as a son." They were unaware (of how the events were being prepared and how their outcome would turn to be in the end). zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Pharaoh’s wife said [to Pharaoh], ‘[This infant will be] a [source of] comfort to me and to you. Do not kill him. Maybe he will benefit us, or we will adopt him as a son.’ And they were not aware. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And Pharaoh´s wife said, "He is a joy to my eyes, and to yours. Kill him not; it may be that he will profit us, or that we may take him for a son;" for they perceived not. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And the wife of Firaawn said, "He is comfort (Literally: for the eye to get steady and settle down, to be refreshed) to the eye for me and for you. Do not kill him, (for) he may profit us, and we may take him to ourselves as a child." And they were not aware. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar The Pharaoh's wife said, "He, (Moses), is the delight of our eyes. Do not kill him. Perhaps he will benefit us or we may adopt him." They were unaware of the future. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani And the wife of Pharaoh said, (to Pharaoh about Musa), .He may be a delight of eye for me and you. Do not kill him. It is hoped that he will be of benefit to us, or we will adopt him as a son. And they were not aware (of what was going to happen). zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Now the wife of Pharaoh said, "A joy to the eye for me and you! Slay him not. He may well be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not (the future). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And Firon's (Pharaoh's) wife said: "(He is) a comfort (and joy) of the eye for me and for you: Kill him not! It could be that he will be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they did not foresee (what they were doing)! zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And the wife of Pharaoh said, "[He will be] a comfort of the eye for me and for you. Do not kill him; perhaps he may benefit us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not. zoom
Farook Malik The wife of Pharoah said: "This child may become the comfort of the eyes for me and for you. Do not kill him. He may prove useful to us or it may be that we will adopt him as our son." They were unaware of the result of what they were doing. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey The pharaoh´s wife said, "He will be a joy for me and you! Do not put him to death! Perhaps he will bring us some benefit or we may adopt him as a son." They had no idea (what was to happen)! zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And the (pious and Muslim) wife of Firaun said: “This babe must be welcomed as a comfort of the eye for me and for you. Slay him not, perhaps he may give benefit to us or we will adopt him as a son.” And they do not perceive (how the Plan of Allah is unfolding itself) . zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Pharaoh's wife said, 'An eye's delight for me and for you. Do not kill him; perhaps he will be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son.' But they did not foresee. zoom
Maududi The wife of Pharaoh said: "Here is a delight of the eye to me and to you. Do not kill him. Maybe he will prove useful for us, or we may adopt him as a son." They were unaware of the end of it all. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And Pharaoh’s wife said: (he is) joy of eye for me and for you, do not kill him, perhaps he benefits us or we take him as a son, and they did not realize (what they were doing). zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) The wife of Pharaoh said, “A comfort to the eye, for me and for you. Do not slay him, it may be that he will be useful to us, or we may take him as a son.” But they were unaware of what they were doing. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And the wife of Pharaoh said: "A pleasure to my eye and yours, so do not kill him, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son;" while they did not perceive. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And the wife of Pharaoh said, "He will be — for me and for you — a solace of our eyes. Kill him not! He may be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they knew not! zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian [When Moses was picked up from the river,] Pharaoh’s wife [and not his daughter as mentioned in the Scriptures] said: “Do not kill this cute little thing as he may be a good omen and we may later even adopt him as our son [so that he never turns against us.] They did not know what the future has for them.” zoom
Faridul Haque And Firaun’s wife said, “This child is the comfort of my eyes and yours *; do not kill him; perhaps he may benefit us, or we may adopt him as our son” - and they were unaware. (Had Firaun also said the same, Allah would have granted him faith.) zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Pharaoh's wife said to him: 'He will be a comfort to me and you. Do not slay him, perhaps he may benefit us, or we will take him for our son. ' But they were unaware. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And Pharaoh’s wife said: A refreshment of the eye to me and to thee -- slay him not; maybe he will be useful to us, or we may take him for a son. And they perceived not. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And Pharaoh's woman (wife) said: "An eye's delight/pleasure for me and for you, do not kill him, maybe/perhaps that he benefits us, or we take/receive him (as) a child (son): "And they do not feel/know/sense . zoom
Sher Ali And Pharaoh's wife said, `He will be a joy of the eye for me and for thee. Slay him not. Haply he may prove to be useful for us, or we may adopt him as a son.' And they knew not Our purpose. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Pharaoh's wife said, "This can be a joyous find for me and you. Do not kill him, for he may be of some benefit for us, or we may adopt him to be our son." They had no idea. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And the wife of Firawn, said, 'this child is the comfort to me and you, slay him not perhaps he may profit us or we may take him for a son,' and they were unaware. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And a woman of (the family of) Pharaoh said, `(This child will be) a (source of) joy and comfort to my and your eyes. Do not kill him, he may (prove to) be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son.' And they did not perceive (Our purpose). zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And the wife of Pharaoh said (on seeing Musa [Moses]): ‘(This child) is coolness of eyes for me and for you; do not kill him. He may perhaps bring us benefit or we may adopt him as a son.’ And they were unaware (of the outcome of this plan). zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And the wife of Firaun (Pharaoh) said: "A comfort of the eye for me and for you. Kill him not, perhaps he may be of benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceive not (the result of that). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Said Pharaoh's wife, 'He will be a comfort to me and thee. Slay him not; perchance he will profit us, or we will take him for a son.' And they were not aware. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And Pharaoh's wife said, 'He is a cheering of the eye to me, and to thee. Kill him not; it may be that he will profit us, or that we may take him for a son;' for they did not perceive. zoom
George Sale And the wife of Pharaoh said, this child is a delight of the eye to me, and to thee: Kill him not; peradventure it may happen that he may be serviceable unto us; or we may adopt him for our son. And they perceived not the consequence of what they were doing. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And Pharaoh's wife said, "Joy of the eye to me and thee! put him not to death: haply he will be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son." But they knew not what they did. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) His wife said to Pharaoh: ‘This child may bring joy to us both. Do not slay him. He may show promise, and we may adopt him as our son.‘ But they little knew what they were doing. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Pharaoh's wife said: A joy to the eye he will be for me and for you. Do not kill him. He may well be of use to us, or we may adopt him as our son.' They had no inkling [of what was to happen]. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi The Pharaoh’s wife said, “He will be a source of joy, for both me and you. Do not slay him! Perhaps he will be beneficial for us or we can adopt him as our son”... They were not aware. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And Pharaoh�s wife said: �(He will be) a joy of the eye for me and for you; do not slay him; may be he will profit us, or we may take him for a son; but they did not perceive (what they were doing). zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And there, Pharaoh's wife said to Pharaoh as she saw the child: "a comfort and joy to the eye, he will make my eyes and yours speak content". She gave orders to the guards: "do not kill him. He might be of some quality that brings about good or advantage and he might be helpful in effecting a purpose or we might adopt him as a son. She was totally unaware of what the future held. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And the wife of Firawn said, “Comfort of the eye for me and you, do not kill him, it may be that he will be of (some) benefit to us or we may take him as a son,” and they did not perceive. zoom

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