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AYAH al-Imran 3:92 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic لَن تَنَالُوا الْبِرَّ حَتَّىٰ تُنفِقُوا مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِن شَيْءٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِهِ عَلِيمٌ zoom
Transliteration Lan tanaloo albirra hatta tunfiqoo mimma tuhibboona wama tunfiqoo min shay-in fa-inna Allaha bihi AAaleemun zoom
Transliteration-2 lan tanālū l-bira ḥattā tunfiqū mimmā tuḥibbūna wamā tunfiqū min shayin fa-inna l-laha bihi ʿalīmun zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Never will you attain [the] righteousness until you spend from what you love. And whatever you spend of a thing then indeed, Allah of it (is) All-Knowing zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad [But as for you, O believers,] never shall you attain to true piety unless you spend on others out of what you cherish yourselves; and whatever you spend - verily, God has full knowledge thereof. zoom
M. M. Pickthall Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye love. And whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth Allah knoweth it well. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth God knoweth it well. zoom
Shakir By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Never will you attain to righteousness unless you spend for the cause of God out of what you cherish; and whatever you spend is known to God. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar You will never attain virtuous conduct until you spend of what you love. And whatever thing you spend, truly, God is Knowing of it. zoom
T.B.Irving You will never attain virtue until you spend something you are fond of; while God is Aware of anything you may spend. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab You will never achieve righteousness until you donate some of what you cherish. And whatever you give is certainly well known to Allah. zoom
Safi Kaskas You [believers] will not attain righteousness until you give from what you hold dearest to your heart. God knows well what you give away. zoom
Abdul Hye  You never attain piety unless you spend (in Allah’s Cause) of what you love; and whatever good you spend, surely, Allah knows it well. zoom
The Study Quran You will never attain piety till you spend from that which you love. And whatever you spend, truly God knows it. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) You will not reach piety until you spend from what you love; and whatever you spend, God is aware of it. zoom
Abdel Haleem None of you [believers] will attain true piety unless you give out of what you cherish: whatever you give, God knows about it very well. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi O Ye shall not attain unto virtue until ye expend of that which ye love; and whatsoever ye expend, verily Allah Is thereof Knower. zoom
Ahmed Ali You will never come to piety unless you spend of things you love; and whatever you spend is known to God. zoom
Aisha Bewley You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love. Whatever you give away, Allah knows it. zoom
Ali Ünal You will never be able to attain godliness and virtue until you spend of what you love (in God’s cause or to provide sustenance for the needy). Whatever you spend, God has full knowledge of it. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i You will never attain piety until you spend out of what you hold dear, and whatever you may spend of anything, Allah indeed knows it. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz You cannot attain to righteousness until you spend freely of what you love. But what you spend, of that Allah is aware. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali You will never attain benignancy until you expend of whatever you love; and whatever thing you expend, then surely Allah is Ever-Knowing of it. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar You can never have extended virtue and righteousness unless you spend part of what you dearly love for the cause of God. God knows very well whatever you spend for His cause. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani You shall never attain righteousness unless you spend from what you love. Whatsoever you spend, Allah is fully aware of it. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed You will never attain exponential growth of your "Self" unless you keep spending on others what you love. Allah knows what you spend. Allah, the Knower of your "Self", reminds you that immortality and Paradise are for those who have attained self-actualization by giving (92:18). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed By no means shall you reach righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; And whatever you give, truly, Allah knows it well. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend - indeed, Allah is Knowing of it. zoom
Farook Malik You can never attain righteousness unless you spend in the cause of Allah that which you dearly cherish; and whatever you spend surely it is known to Allah. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey You will never attain piety (and virtue), until you spend that (in the cause of Allah), which you love (and hold so dear). Allah has full knowledge of whatever you spend (in His cause). zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar By no means shall you attain Al-Birr unless you spend out of that which you cherish (to own and possess); And what you spend out of any thing — then certainly Allah is Fully-Aware of it. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) You will not attain virtuous conduct until you give of what you cherish. Whatever you give away, God is aware of it. zoom
Maududi You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad You will never achieve the goodness until you spend (in God's way) from what you love. And anything that you spend (in God's way) God knows about it. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Never will you attain righteousness until you share that which you love. And whatever you give of a thing, indeed God knows it well. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) You will not reach piety until you spend from what you love; and whatever you spend, God is aware of it. zoom
Mohammad Shafi Never shall you attain to righteousness unless you spend from what you love. And Allah is indeed aware of anything you spend.to zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian you cannot attain the righteousness without sacrificing the things that you love the most [to please the Lord.] and God is aware of whatever you sacrifice [for the sake of His pleasure.] zoom
Faridul Haque You can never attain virtue until you spend in Allah's cause the things you love; and Allah is Aware of whatever you spend. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah You shall not attain righteousness until you spend of what you love. Whatever you spend is known to Allah. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of what you love. And what you spend, Allah surely knows it. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira You will never/not obtain the righteousness/charitability until you spend from what you love/like, and what you spend from a thing, so then God (is) with it knowledgeable. zoom
Sher Ali You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love; and whatever you spend, ALLAH surely knows it well. zoom
Rashad Khalifa You cannot attain righteousness until you give to charity from the possessions you love. Whatever you give to charity, GOD is fully aware thereof. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) You shall never attain good unless you spend your favourite things; and Allah knows whatever you spend. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Never shall you attain the highest state of virtue unless you spend (in the cause of Allah) out of that which you love; and whatever you spend, Allah, indeed, knows it well. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri You can never attain to piety unless you spend (in the cause of Allah) out of that which you like the most; and Allah surely knows well whatever you give away. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allahs Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allahs Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry You will not attain piety until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend, God knows of it. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Ye cannot attain to righteousness until ye expend in alms of what ye love. But what ye expend in alms, that God knows. zoom
George Sale Ye will never attain unto righteousness, until ye give in alms of that which ye love: And whatever ye give, God knoweth it. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Ye shall never attain to goodness till ye give alms of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth God knoweth it. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) You shall never attain righteousness until you give in alms what you dearly cherish. Whatever you give, it shall be known to God. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb You will never attain to true piety unless you spend on others out of what you dearly cherish. God has full knowledge of what you spend. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel had made unlawful (forbade) to himself before the Torah was revealed. Say, “If you are loyal to your word bring the revelation (Torah) and read it!” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli You will never attain righteousness unless you spend out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, surely Allah is well aware of it. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim You people shall not attain piety, the groundwork of Allah’s system of faith and worship, until you spend of what you treasure and cherish in divine service. Whatever you spend in this respect comes to Allah’s knowledge. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin You will never attain righteousness unless you spend from that which you love, and whatever you spend of anything, then Allah certainly has knowledge of it. zoom

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