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AYAH al-Imran 3:101 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ وَأَنتُمْ تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتُ اللَّهِ وَفِيكُمْ رَسُولُهُ وَمَن يَعْتَصِم بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ هُدِيَ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ zoom
Transliteration Wakayfa takfuroona waantum tutla AAalaykum ayatu Allahi wafeekum rasooluhu waman yaAAtasim biAllahi faqad hudiya ila siratin mustaqeemin zoom
Transliteration-2 wakayfa takfurūna wa-antum tut'lā ʿalaykum āyātu l-lahi wafīkum rasūluhu waman yaʿtaṣim bil-lahi faqad hudiya ilā ṣirāṭin mus'taqīmin zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And how (could) you disbelieve while [you] is recited upon you (the) Verses (of) Allah and among you (is) His Messenger? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, then surely he is guided to a straight path. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And how could you deny the truth when it is unto you that God's messages are being conveyed, and it is in your midst that His Apostle lives? But he who holds fast unto God has already been guided onto a straight way. zoom
M. M. Pickthall How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's revelations are recited, and His messenger is in your midst? He who holdeth fast to Allah, he indeed is guided unto a right path. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) And how would ye deny Faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah, and among you Lives the Messenger? Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown a way that is straight. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) And how would ye deny Faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of God, and among you Lives the Apostle? Whoever holds firmly to God will be shown a way that is straight. zoom
Shakir But how can you disbelieve while it is you to whom the communications of Allah are recited, and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds fast to Allah, he indeed is guided to the right path. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan But how can you deny the truth when God's revelations are being conveyed to you and His own Messenger is in your midst? He who holds fast to God is indeed guided to the straight path. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And how would you be ungrateful when the signs of God are recounted to you, and His Messenger is among you? And whoever cleaves firmly to God was, then, surely guided to a straight path. zoom
T.B.Irving How can you disbelieve while God´s verses are being recited to you and His messenger is among you? Anyone who clings to God will be guided to a Straight Road. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab How can you disbelieve when Allah’s revelations are recited to you and His Messenger is in your midst? Whoever holds firmly to Allah is surely guided to the Straight Path. zoom
Safi Kaskas How can you not believe when God's message is recited to you and His Messenger is among you? Whoever clings to God has been guided to a straight path. zoom
Abdul Hye  And how would you disbelieve, when the Verses of Allah are recited to you, and among you is Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad)? Whoever holds fast to Allah, will indeed be guided to a Right Way. zoom
The Study Quran How can you disbelieve, while God’s signs are recited unto you and His Messenger is among you? And whosoever holds fast to God is indeed guided unto a straight path. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And how can you reject when God's revelations are being recited to you and with you is His messenger And whoever holds firmly to God has been guided to the straight path. zoom
Abdel Haleem How can you disbelieve when God’s revelations are being recited to you and His Messenger is living among you? Whoever holds fast to God will be guided to the straight path. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi How can you disbelieve while unto you are recited the revelations of Allah, and in your midst is His apostle! And whosoever holdeth fast to Allah, he is of a surety guided unto a straight path. zoom
Ahmed Ali And how can you disbelieve? To you are being recited the messages of God, and His prophet is among you. And whosoever holds fast to God shall verily be guided to the path that is straight. zoom
Aisha Bewley How can you be kafir, when Allah´s Signs are recited to you and the Messenger is there among you? Whoever holds fast to Allah has been guided to a straight path. zoom
Ali Ünal How do you disbelieve, seeing you are the ones to whom God’s Revelations are recited and His Messenger is amidst you? Whoever holds fast to God, he has certainly been guided to a straight path. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i And how would you be faithless while the signs of Allah are recited to you and His Apostle is in your midst? And whoever takes recourse in Allah is certainly guided to a straight path. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz How can you disbelieve while unto you are recited the revelations of Allah, and among you is His Messenger? But whoever takes tight hold on Allah, he is guided into the Straight Way. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And how can you disbelieve, and the ayat (i.e., signs or verses) of Allah are recited to you, and His Messenger is among you? And whoever firmly adheres to Allah, then he is already guided to a straight Path. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar How could you turn back to disbelief when the words of God are recited to you and you have in your midst His Messenger? Those who seek the protection of God will certainly be guided to the right path. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani How could you disbelieve while you are the ones to whom the verses of Allah are recited, and present amidst you is His Messenger? Whoever holds on to Allah, is surely led to the straight path. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed How could you choose the darkness of ignorance when Allah's verses are being conveyed to you and are being put into practice by the Messenger? Whoever holds fast to Allah, is already guided onto a Straight Path. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And how can you reject Faith when the Signs of Allah are rehearsed to you and among you lives the Messenger (Muhammad)? Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown the Straight Path. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And how could you disbelieve while to you are being recited the verses of Allah and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds firmly to Allah has [indeed] been guided to a straight path. zoom
Farook Malik And how would ye deny Faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah, and among you lives the Messenger. Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown a way that is straight. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey How can you disbelieve (now)? You are the ones to whom the verses of Allah are being recited, and among you is the messenger of Allah. Whoever holds on firmly to Allah is, of course, guided along the straight path. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And how would you disbelieve while you are — are reproduced unto you the Verses of Allah and among you is His Messenger. And whoever holds firmly to (the Book of) Allah, then indeed he has been guided to the Permanent Path. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And how could you disbelieve, when God's revelations are being recited to you, and among you is His Messenger? Whoever cleaves to God has been guided to a straight path. zoom
Maududi How can you disbelieve when you are the ones to whom the signs of Allah are recited and amidst you is His Messenger? Whoever holds fast to Allah will certainly be guided to the straight way. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad How can you disbelieve while God’s signs are read to you and His messenger is among you? And whoever holds on to God is indeed guided to a straight path. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) And how could you deny faith while to you are rehearsed the signs of God, and among you lives the messenger? Whoever holds firmly to God will be shown a straight way. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And how can you reject when the revelations of God are being recited to you and with you is His messenger? And whoever holds firmly to God has been guided to the straight path. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And how could you suppress the Truth while Allah's Verses are being recited to you, and His Messenger is amongst you? And whoever clings firmly to Allah, he/she is indeed guided to the Straight Path. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Why should you then turn into disbelief when God’s revelations has been recited to you and that His Prophet is among you? The one who puts his trust in God will definitely be guided to the Right Way. zoom
Faridul Haque And how can you disbelieve? Allah’s verses are recited to you and His Noble Messenger is present among you! And whoever takes the support of Allah is indeed guided to the right path. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah How can you disbelieve when the verses of Allah are recited to you and His Messenger is among you! He who holds fast to Allah shall be guided to the Straight Path. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And how can you disbelieve while to you are recited the messages of Allah, and among you is his Messenger? And whoever holds fast to Allah, he indeed is guided to a right path. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And how do you disbelieve and on you are (being) read/recited God's verses/evidences and in (among) you (is) His messenger, and who holds fast/takes protection with God, so he had been guided to a straight/direct road/way. zoom
Sher Ali How would you disbelieve, while to you are rehearsed the Signs of ALLAH, and HIS messenger is in your midst? And he who holds fast to ALLAH is indeed guided to the right path. zoom
Rashad Khalifa How can you disbelieve, when these revelations of GOD have been recited to you, and His messenger has come to you? Whoever holds fast to GOD will be guided in the right path. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And how would you commit infidelity, (whereas) to you are recited the signs of Allah; and in your midst has come the Messenger of Allah? And he who sought the support of Allah has been directed to a straight path. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And how would you disbelieve while the Messages of Allah are rehearsed to you, and His Messenger is present in your midst. And whosoever holds fast to Allah is indeed guided on to the exact right path. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And how will you disbelieve (now), whilst you are (fortunate) ones to whom the Verses of Allah are recited, and the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) is (himself) present amongst you? And whoever holds fast to (the Embrace of) Allah is most surely guided to the straight path. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And how would you disbelieve, while unto you are recited the Verses of Allah, and among you is His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, (i.e. follows Islam Allahs Religion, and obeys all that Allah has ordered, practically), then he is indeed guided to a Right Path. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry How can you disbelieve, seeing you have God's signs recited to you, and His Messenger among you? Whosoever holds fast to God, he is guided to a straight path. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer How can ye misbelieve while unto you are recited the signs of God, and among you is His Apostle? But whoso takes tight hold on God, he is guided into the right way. zoom
George Sale And how can ye be infidels, when the signs of God are read unto you, and his apostle is among you? But he who cleaveth firmly unto God, is already directed into the right way. zoom
John Medows Rodwell But how can ye become infidels, when the signs of God are recited to you, and his prophet is among you? Whoever holdeth fast by God, is already guided to a straight path. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) And how can you disbelieve when God‘s revelations are recited to you and His own apostle is in your midst? He that holds fast to God shall surely be guided to a straight path. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb But how can you sink into disbelief when God's revelations are being recited to you and His messenger is in your midst? He who holds fast to God has already been guided along a straight path. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi O believers... Protect yourselves duly from Allah (as He will definitely subject you to the consequences of your deeds) and die only as ones who have experienced submission. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli But how can you disbelieve while the verses of Allah are being recited unto you and His Messenger is amongst you ? And whoever holds fast to Allah will indeed be guided to the Straight Path. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim How can you consent to the denial of Allah when Allah’s revelations are narrated to you and the truth of the matter is stated to you and Allah’s Messenger is in your midst! He who turns his mind to Allah and chooses to be under His tutelage shall have been guided to the path of righteousness. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And how would you reject, when you are those to whom the statements of Allah are read and His messenger (too) is among you? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, he indeed is guided to the straight path. zoom

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