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Arabic   
‏أَصْطَفَى ٱلْبَنَاتِ عَلَى ٱلْبَنِينَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
aṣṭafā l-banāti ʿalā l-banīn
Word for Word
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
M. 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?…
Faridul Haque   
“Has he chosen daughters instead of sons?”
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?
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Would He select daughters ahead 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
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Has He chosen [the] daughters over sons
OLD Transliteration   
Astafa albanati AAala albaneena