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Muhammad Asad
Are they, then, not aware that We have set up a sanctuary secure [for those who believe in Us], the while all around them men are being carried away [by fear and despair]? Will they, then, [continue to] believe in things false and vain, and thus deny God’s blessings
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Have they not seen how We have made ˹Mecca˺ a safe haven, whereas people ˹all˺ around them are snatched away? How can they then believe in falsehood and deny Allah’s favours?
Safi Kaskas
Do they not see that We have made [Mecca] a secure sanctuary, while, all around them, people are being taken away? How is it possible that they still believe in falsehood and deny the blessings of God?

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أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا أَنَّا جَعَلْنَا حَرَمًا آمِنًا وَيُتَخَطَّفُ النَّاسُ مِنْ حَوْلِهِمْ أَفَبِالْبَاطِلِ يُؤْمِنُونَ وَبِنِعْمَةِ اللَّهِ يَكْفُرُون
Transliteration
Awa lam yaraw anna jaAAalna haraman aminan wayutakhattafu alnnasu min hawlihim afabialbatili yu/minoona wabiniAAmati Allahi yakfuroona
Transliteration-2
awalam yaraw annā jaʿalnā ḥaraman āminan wayutakhaṭṭafu l-nāsu min ḥawlihim afabil-bāṭili yu'minūna wabiniʿ'mati l-lahi yakfurūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Do not they see that We have made a Sanctuary secure while are being taken away the people from around them? Then do in (the) falsehood they believe and in (the) Favor (of) Allah they disbelieve?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Are they, then, not aware that We have set up a sanctuary secure [for those who believe in Us], the while all around them men are being carried away [by fear and despair]? Will they, then, [continue to] believe in things false and vain, and thus deny God’s blessings
M. M. Pickthall
Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of Allah
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Do they not then see that We have made a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then, do they believe in that which is vain, and reject the Grace of Allah
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Have they not seen how We have made ˹Mecca˺ a safe haven, whereas people ˹all˺ around them are snatched away? How can they then believe in falsehood and deny Allah’s favours?
Safi Kaskas
Do they not see that We have made [Mecca] a secure sanctuary, while, all around them, people are being taken away? How is it possible that they still believe in falsehood and deny the blessings of God?
Wahiduddin Khan
Have they not seen how We have granted them a safe sanctuary, though all around them people are snatched away? Would they still believe in falsehood, and deny the favour of God
Shakir
Do they not see that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the favour of Allah
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Consider they not that We made a safe, holy place while humanity is being snatched away all around them? Believe they, then, in falsehood and are they ungrateful for the divine blessing?
T.B.Irving
Have they not seen how We have granted a safe sanctuary while men are being kidnapped all around them? Yet they still believe in falsehood and disbelieve in God´s favor!
Abdul Hye
Do they not see that We have made (Makkah) a secure sanctuary while the people from all around them are being snatched away? Then do they (still) believe in false deities, and deny the Graces of Allah?
The Study Quran
Or have they not considered that We have made a secure sanctuary while people are snatched away all around them? Do they believe in that which is false? And are they ungrateful for God’s Blessing
Dr. Kamal Omar
Have they then not seen that We have established Haraman Aaminan [a secure Sanctuary (at Makka)] although people are being picked-up and kidnapped from all around them (from outside the Harem)? Would they then believe in Batil, and will deny the Grace of Allah
Farook Malik
Do they not see that We have made for them a secure sanctuary in the Ka'bah, while the people are being snatched away from all around them? Do they still believe in falsehood and deny the blessings of Allah
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Do they not see that We established a Secure Sanctuary, while all around them the people are being carried away? Do they believe in falsehood, and reject the blessings of God
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And have they not seen that We have made a sanctuary secure, and mankind are snatched away all round about them? Do they then believe in untruth and disbelieve in the favor of Allah
Muhammad Sarwar
Have the (pagans) not seen that We have made the holy precinct a safe place while all the people around are suffering terror. Do they believe in falsehood and disbelieve in God's bounties
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Did they not see that We have made a peaceful sanctuary (Haram ) while (other) people around them are being snatched away? Do they still believe in falsity and reject Allah‘s grace
Shabbir Ahmed
Have they not seen that We have set up a Sacred Sanctuary that We made a source of peace and security for people - while - all around them people are being carried away by fear and insecurity? Will they still believe in falsehood, and thus deny Allah's Blessing? (The Divine System frees people from fear and insecurity)
Dr. Munir Munshey
Do they not see that We have made this town a safe haven, while the people all around are being struck down and swept away? They believe in absurd lies, and show ingratitude for the blessings of Allah
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Then, do they not see that We have made a secure Sacred Place (at Makkah), and that men are being snatched (pulled) away from all around them? Still, do they believe in what is useless, and reject the Graces of Allah
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Have they not seen that We made [Makkah] a safe sanctuary, while people are being taken away all around them? Then in falsehood do they believe, and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Have they not seen that We have established a safe territory, while all around them the people are in constant danger Would they still believe in falsehood, and reject God's blessing
Abdel Haleem
Can they not see that We have made [them] a secure sanctuary though all around them people are snatched away? Then how can they believe in what is false and deny God’s blessing
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Behold they not that We have appointed an inviolable sanctuary, while men are being snatched away round about them? in falsehood then believe they, and unto the favour of Allah will they be ingrate
Ahmed Ali
Do they not see that We have given them a safe sanctuary, while all around them men are being despoiled? Do they then believe what is false, and deny the bounty of God
Aisha Bewley
Do they not see that We have established a safe haven while people all round them are violently dispossessed? So why do they believe in falsehood and reject the blessing of Allah?
Ali Ünal
Do they not consider that We have established (them in) a secure sanctuary while people are ravaged all around them? (How then) do they believe in falsehood and (show such ingratitude as) to disbelieve in God’s greatest blessing (of the Qur’an and Islam)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Have they not seen that We have appointed a safe sanctuary, while the people are despoiled all around them? Would they then believe in falsehood and be ungrateful toward the blessing of Allah
Hamid S. Aziz
Have they not seen that We have made a Safe Sanctuary whilst people are being snatched away around them? Is it then that they believe in falsehood, and disbelieve the bounty of Allah
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Or did they not see that We made a safe sanctuary (Sacred Mosque), while people were snatched away from around them? Then, do they believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in God’s favor
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Do they not then see that We have made a secure sanctuary, and that people are being snatched away from all around them? Then, do they believe in falsehood, and reject God
Musharraf Hussain
Haven’t they considered how We made Makkah a safe place, while all around them people live in fear of being kidnapped. Will they continue believing in falsehood and deny Allah’s gifts?
Maududi
Do they not see that We have given them a sanctuary of safety whereas people around them are being snatched away? So, do they believe in falsehood and ungratefully deny Allah´s bounties
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Have they not seen that We have established a safe territory, while all around them the people are in constant danger? Would they still believe in falsehood, and reject the blessings of God
Mohammad Shafi
Do they not see that We have made it (Makkah) into a sanctuary of peace, while men are being snatched away from around them? Do they then believe in falsehood, and turn unfrateful to Allah's favours!

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Have they not seen that We have made the sanctified Land secure and the people around them are snatched away? What! then they believe in falsehood and are ungrateful to the favour of Allah.
Rashad Khalifa
Have they not seen that we have established a Sacred Sanctuary that we made secure, while all around them the people are in constant danger? Would they still believe in falsehood, and reject GOD's blessings?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Do they not see how We appointed a safe Sanctuary while all around them people are snatched away? Would they believe in falsehood and do they disbelieve in the favor of Allah
Maulana Muhammad Ali
See they not that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the favour of Allah
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Do they not see/understand that We made/put (a) respected/sacred safe/secure, and the people (are) being snatched from around/surrounding them, is it with the falsehood they believe and with God's blessing/goodness they disbelieve
Bijan Moeinian
Do they not realize that the safety of their sacred sanctuary [Mecca] in the midst of their dangerous country is a favor of God? Are they going to be grateful [and praise the Lord] or still persisting in worshipping others beside God
Faridul Haque
Did they not observe that We have created a refuge in the Sacred Land, and people around them are snatched away? So do they believe in falsehood and are ungrateful for the favours of Allah
Sher Ali
Do they not see that WE have made the sanctuary of Mecca secure for them, while people are snatched away from all around them? Would they then believe in falsehood and deny the favour of ALLAH
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And have they not seen that We have made the Sanctuary (of the Ka‘ba) a safe haven while people are abducted from all around them? Do they (still) believe in falsehood, and will they continue disregarding the favour of Allah
Amatul Rahman Omar
Have the people not seen that We have made the Sanctuary (of Makkah) a place of peace and security while people are carried off (by force) all around them? Do they continue to believe in falsehood and (thus) deny the favour of Allah
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Have they not seen that We have made (Makkah) a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then do they believe in Batil (falsehood - polytheism, idols and all deities other than Allah), and deny (become ingrate for) the Graces of Allah

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary secure, while all about them the people are snatched away? What, do they believe in vanity, and do they disbelieve in God's blessing
George Sale
Do they not see that We have made the territory of Mecca an inviolable and secure asylum, when men are spoiled in the countries round about them? Do they therefore believe in that which is vain, and acknowledge not the goodness of God
Edward Henry Palmer
Have they not seen that we have made a safe sanctuary whilst people are being snatched away around them? is it then in falsehood that they will believe, and for the favours of God be ungrateful
John Medows Rodwell
Do they not see that we have established a safe precinct while all around them men are being spoiled? Will they then believe in vain idols, and not own the goodness of God
N J Dawood (2014)
Do they not see how We have given them a sanctuary of safety,¹ while all around them people are carried off by force? Would they believe in falsehood and deny God‘s goodness

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Don’t they know that We have made a safe sanctuary and that people are being snatched from their environments? They believe in what is vain and reject the grace of Allah.
Sayyid Qutb
Are they, then, not aware that We have set up a secure sanctuary while people are being snatched away from all around them? Will they, then, continue to believe in what is false and to deny God's blessings?
Ahmed Hulusi
Did they not see how We made it a safe Sanctuary (Harem) while people were being taken away from around them... Do they still believe in falsehood (that they are nothing but the body, and bound to deteriorate upon death) and ungratefully deny the favor of Allah (the forces of the Names in their essence)?
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary secure, while the people are snatched away from all around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in bounty of Allah
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Do they not see that We established a Sanctuary in their midst -in Macca-, where people feel safe and secure whereas all around them people are assaulted, abducted and kidnapped! Do they entertain vanity and falsehood and reject and dismiss the grace of Allah
Mir Aneesuddin
Did they not see that We have made the sanctuary (Kaaba) secure, while human beings are snatched away from around them? Then do they believe in falsehood and are ungrateful for the grace of Allah?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Do they not then see that We have made a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then, do they believe in that which is vain, and reject the Grace of God
OLD Literal Word for Word
Do not they see that We have made a Sanctuary secure while are being taken away the people from around them? Then do in the falsehood they believe and in (the) Favor (of) Allah they disbelieve