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“He has chosen daughters in preference to sons”
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Arabic
أَصْطَفَى الْبَنَاتِ عَلَى الْبَنِين
Transliteration
Astafa albanati AAala albaneena
Transliteration-2
aṣṭafā l-banāti ʿalā l-banīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Has He chosen [the] daughters over sons?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
“He has chosen daughters in preference to sons”
M. M. Pickthall
(And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Has He chosen daughters over sons?
Safi Kaskas
Has He chosen daughters over sons?
Wahiduddin Khan
Has He chosen daughters over sons
Shakir
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Favored He daughters over sons?
T.B.Irving
Would He select daughters ahead of sons?
Abdul Hye
Has He chosen daughters (rather than) sons?
The Study Quran
Has He chosen daughters over sons
Dr. Kamal Omar
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons
Farook Malik
Would He choose daughters rather than sons
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
So He preferred girls over boys
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Has he elected daughters above sons
Muhammad Sarwar
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Is it that Allah has chosen daughters (for Himself) instead of sons
Shabbir Ahmed
When they say, "He has chosen daughters over sons."
Dr. Munir Munshey
Does He (really) prefer daughters over sons
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Has He chosen daughters over sons
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Has He chosen the daughters over the son
Abdel Haleem
Did He truly choose daughters in preference to sons
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Hath He chosen daughters above sons
Ahmed Ali
Does He prefer sons to daughters
Aisha Bewley
Has He chosen daughters over sons?
Ali Ünal
He has (made gender-discrimination and so) chosen daughters in preference to sons, has He
Ali Quli Qara'i
Has he preferred daughters to sons
Hamid S. Aziz
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Did He choose the daughters over the sons
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Did He choose daughters over sons
Musharraf Hussain
Did He choose daughters over sons?
Maududi
Did He choose daughters rather than sons
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Has He chosen the daughters over the sons?
Mohammad Shafi
Has He preferred to have daughters over sons

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Has He chosen daughters leaving sons?
Rashad Khalifa
Did He choose the girls over the boys?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Has He chosen daughters above sons
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Has He preferred daughters to sons
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
He chose/purified the daughters on/over the sons
Bijan Moeinian
Has God begotten a girl instead of a son?&hellip
Faridul Haque
“Has he chosen daughters instead of sons?&rdquo
Sher Ali
Has HE chosen daughters in preference to sons
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Has He chosen daughters instead of sons? (The creed of the disbelievers of Mecca is being refuted in the language of their logic and mentality.
Amatul Rahman Omar
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Has He chosen daughters above sons
George Sale
Hath he chosen daughters preferably to sons
Edward Henry Palmer
Has he preferred daughters to sons
John Medows Rodwell
Would he have preferred daughters to sons
N J Dawood (2014)
Would He choose daughters, rather than sons

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Did He choose daughters instead of sons?
Sayyid Qutb
Would He then choose daughters in preference to sons?
Ahmed Hulusi
Has (Allah) chosen daughters over sons?
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Did He exercise choice and He preferred daughters to sons
Mir Aneesuddin
Has He chosen daughters (in preference to) sons?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons
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Has He chosen [the] daughters over sons