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AYAH al-Imran 3:86 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic كَيْفَ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ قَوْمًا كَفَرُوا بَعْدَ إِيمَانِهِمْ وَشَهِدُوا أَنَّ الرَّسُولَ حَقٌّ وَجَاءَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ zoom
Transliteration Kayfa yahdee Allahu qawman kafaroo baAAda eemanihim washahidoo anna alrrasoola haqqun wajaahumu albayyinatu waAllahu la yahdee alqawma alththalimeena zoom
Transliteration-2 kayfa yahdī l-lahu qawman kafarū baʿda īmānihim washahidū anna l-rasūla ḥaqqun wajāahumu l-bayinātu wal-lahu lā yahdī l-qawma l-ẓālimīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 How (shall) Allah guide a people (who) disbelieved after their belief and (had) witnessed that the Messenger (is) true, and came to them the clear proofs? And Allah (does) not guide the people [the] wrongdoers. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad How would God bestow His guidance upon people who have resolved to deny the truth after having attained to faith, and having borne witness that this Apostle is true, and [after] all evidence of the truth has come unto them? For, God does not guide such evildoing folk. zoom
M. M. Pickthall How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and (after) they bore witness that the messenger is true and after clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) How shall Allah Guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and bore witness that the Messenger was true and that Clear Signs had come unto them? but Allah guides not a people unjust. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) How shall God Guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and bore witness that the Apostle was true and that Clear Signs had come unto them? but God guides not a people unjust. zoom
Shakir How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing and (after) they had borne witness that the Messenger was true and clear arguments had come to them; and Allah does not guide the unjust people. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan How would God bestow His guidance upon people who have opted for unbelief after having embraced the faith and having borne witness that this Messenger is true and [after] all evidence of the truth has come to them? For, God does not guide such wrongdoers: zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar How will God guide a folk who disbelieved after their belief? And they bore witness to The Truth of the Messenger after the clear portents drew near them. And God guides not the unjust folk. zoom
T.B.Irving How should God e a folk who disbelieve following their [profession of] faith, and have testified that the Messenger was right and evidence had come to them? God does not guide wrongdoing folk. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab How will Allah guide a people who chose to disbelieve after they had believed, acknowledged the Messenger to be true, and received clear proofs? For Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. zoom
Safi Kaskas How can God guide those who deny Him after having believed and witnessed that the messenger is true and after having seen miracles? God does not guide unjust people. zoom
Abdul Hye  How shall Allah guide those people who disbelieved after their belief, bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad) is true, and after clear proofs had come to them? Allah does not guide the wrongdoers. zoom
The Study Quran How shall God guide a people who have disbelieved after having believed, having borne witness that the Messenger is true, and the clear proofs having come to them? And God guides not wrongdoing people. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) How can God guide a people who have rejected after believing, and they witnessed that the messenger is true, and the clarity had come to them God does not guide the wicked people. zoom
Abdel Haleem Why would God guide people who deny the truth, after they have believed and acknowledged that the Messenger is true, and after they have been shown clear proof? God does not guide evildoers: zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the apostle was true and after evidences had come unto them! And Allah guideth not a wrong-doing people. zoom
Ahmed Ali How can God show the way to those who, having come to faith, turned away, even though they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and the clear signs had reached them? God does not show the unrighteous the way. zoom
Aisha Bewley How can Allah guide a people who have become kafir after having had iman? They bore witness that the Messenger was true and that the Clear Signs had come to them. Allah does not guide people who are wrongdoers. zoom
Ali Ünal How would God guide a people who have disbelieved after their belief, and after they have borne witness that the Messenger is true and after the clear proofs (of His Messengership and the Divine origin of the Book he has brought) have come to them? God guides not wrongdoing people. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i How shall Allah guide a people who have disbelieved after their faith and [after] bearing witness that the Apostle is true, and [after] manifest proofs had come to them? Allah does not guide the wrongdoing lot. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz How shall Allah guide people who have disbelieved after believing and bearing witness that the Apostle is true, and after there come to them manifest signs? Allah guides not the unjust folk. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali How does Allah guide a people who have disbelieved after their belief, and bore witness that the Messenger is true, and the supreme evidences came to them? And Allah does not guide the unjust people. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Why would God guide a people who disbelieves after having had faith, who have found the Messenger to be truthful, and who have received authoritative evidence? God does not guide the unjust. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani How shall Allah give guidance to a people who disbelieved after they had accepted Faith and testified that the Prophet is true and the clear signs had come to them? Allah does not give guidance to the unjust people. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Even Allah will not guide those who go back to their old ways after experiencing the blessings of Faith, and after witnessing that the Messenger is true and after they have been given solid proofs. According to Allah's Laws those who choose conjecture instead of Realities of life, will not attain Guidance. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed How shall Allah guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and stood witness that the Prophet (Muhammad) was true and that Clear Signs had come to them (the prophets)? But Allah does not guide those (unjust) people zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and had witnessed that the Messenger is true and clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. zoom
Farook Malik How can it be that Allah would guide those people who commit Kufr (reject faith) after their Iman (acceptance of faith), acknowledge that the Messenger is true, and clear proofs have come to them? Allah does not guide such wrongdoers. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey How would Allah guide the people who deny (the truth) after having professed belief at first, after they testified that the messenger is true, and after clear proof had come to them? Allah does not guide the nation of evil doers! zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar How shall Allah guide a nation (who) disbelieved after (declaring) their Belief and (after) they gave evidence that the Messenger is Truth and (after) came to them Al-Bayyinat? And Allah guides not the nation of transgressors. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) How will God guide a people who disbelieved after having believed, and had witnessed that the Messenger is true, and the clear proofs had come to them? God does not guide the unjust people. zoom
Maududi How can Allah guide people who once believed, after they received clear signs and affirmed that the Messenger was a true one, lapsed into disbelief. Allah does not guide the wrong-doers. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad How does God guide a group who disbelieved after their belief, and testified that the messenger is true and clear proofs came to them? God does not guide the wrongdoing people. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) How will God guide those who do not believe after they accepted it, and bore witness that the messenger was true, and that clear signs had come to them? God does not guide wrongdoers. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) How can God guide a people who have rejected after believing, and they had witnessed that the messenger was true, and the clarity had come to them? God does not guide the wicked people. zoom
Mohammad Shafi How would Allah guide people who suppress the Truth after having accepted faith and acknowledged that the Messenger is right, and after clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide people who indulge in wrongdoing. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Do you really expect that God should guide those people who have rejected the faith, after being exposed to so many undeniable miracles, knowing that their Prophet is a true one? No way; God does not guide such wicked people. zoom
Faridul Haque Why should Allah will guidance for the people who disbelieved, after their having accepted faith and bearing witness that the Noble Messenger is a true one, and after clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide the unjust. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah How shall Allah guide a people who lapse into disbelief after they believed and bore witness that the Messenger is true, and after receiving clear proofs! Allah does not guide the harmdoers. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and (after) they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and clear arguments had come to them? And Allah guides not the unjust people. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira How God guides a nation (who) disbelieved after their belief, and they witnessed/testified that the messenger (is) correct/true/real/right and the evidences came to them? And God does not guide the nation, the unjust/oppressive. zoom
Sher Ali How shall ALLAH guide a people who have disbelieved after believing and who had borne witness that the messenger was true and to whom clear proofs had come? And ALLAH guides not the wrong doing people. zoom
Rashad Khalifa Why should GOD guide people who disbelieved after believing, and after witnessing that the messenger is truth, and after solid proofs have been given to them? GOD does not guide the wicked. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) How Allah shall wish to guide such a people who disbelieved after believing and had borne witness that the Messenger is true and to whom had come clear signs? And Allah guides not a people unjust. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar How is Allah to guide a people who renounce their faith after having accepted it and after testifying to the truth of the Messenger and after clear and sound proofs had come to them? And Allah never guides a people who cannot discriminate between right and wrong. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri How shall Allah guide those who disbelieved after embracing faith whilst they had borne witness that this Messenger is true, and clear signs too had come to them? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoers. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry How shall God guide a people who have disbelieved after they believed, and bore witness that the Messenger is true, and the clear signs came to them? God guides not the people of the evildoers. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer How shall God guide people who have disbelieved after believing and bearing witness that the Apostle is true, and after there come to them manifest signs? God guides the unjust folk. zoom
George Sale How shall God direct men who have become infidels after they had believed, and born witness that the apostle was true, and manifest declarations of the divine will had come unto them? For God directeth not the ungodly people. zoom
John Medows Rodwell How shall God guide a people who, after they had believed and bore witness that the apostle was true, and after that clear proofs of his mission had reached them, disbelieved? God guideth not the people who transgress. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) How will God guide people who lapsed into unbelief after embracing the Faith and acknowledging the Apostle as true, and after receiving veritable proofs? God does not guide the wrongdoers. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb How shall God guide people who have lapsed into disbelief after having accepted the faith and having borne witness that this messenger is true, and after having received clear evidence of the truth? God does not guide the wrongdoers. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi The return of their deeds is the curse of Allah, the angels and the whole of mankind (they have fallen separate from all of them). zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli How shall Allah guide a people who have disbelieved after their belief and (after) bearing witness that the Messenger is true, and clear proofs had come unto them ? And Allah guides not the unjust people. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim How shall Allah consent to guide a people who intentionally deny Him after they have recognized Him and bore witness to the truth of His Messenger's mission? How shall He guide them after they had received and accepted then later on rejected the clear and plain revelations and signs guiding out of darkness and superstition! Allah does not guide to His path of righteousness those who are wrongful of actions. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin How would Allah guide a people who became infidels after their belief, although they had borne witness that the messenger is true and there had come to them clear proofs? And Allah does not guide the unjust people. zoom

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