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Muhammad Asad
Is such [a paradise] the better welcome - or the [hellish] tree of deadly fruit
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is this ˹bliss˺ a better accommodation or the tree of Zaqqûm?
Safi Kaskas
Is Paradise a better place to be, or the tree of Bitterness?

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Arabic
أَذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُّزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّوم
Transliteration
Athalika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu alzzaqqoomi
Transliteration-2
adhālika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu l-zaqūm
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Is that better (as) hospitality or (the) tree (of) Zaqqum?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Is such [a paradise] the better welcome - or the [hellish] tree of deadly fruit
M. M. Pickthall
Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is this ˹bliss˺ a better accommodation or the tree of Zaqqûm?
Safi Kaskas
Is Paradise a better place to be, or the tree of Bitterness?
Wahiduddin Khan
Is that better by way of hospitality or the Zaqqum tree
Shakir
Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Is this better as hospitality or the tree of Zaqqum?
T.B.Irving
Is that a better welcome or is the Infernal Tree?
Abdul Hye
Is this (Paradise) a better entertainment or the tree of the Zaqqum (a horrible tree in hell)?
The Study Quran
Is this a better welcome or the tree of Zaqqum
Dr. Kamal Omar
Is this better as a welcome or the tree of Zaqqum
Farook Malik
Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Is this a better hospitality, or the Tree of Bitterness
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Is this a more charitable (i.e., better) hospitality, or even the Tree of Az-Zaqqum
Muhammad Sarwar
Is this not a better reward than the tree of Zaqqu
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Is that (blissful Paradise) better for hospitality or the tree of zaqqum
Shabbir Ahmed
Is this better as a welcome or the inedible cactus (the bitter tree of harming others (17:60), (44: 43-44), (56:52))
Dr. Munir Munshey
Isn´t a gracious feast (in paradise) better than the tree of ´zaqum´
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Is that (the Paradise), the better place (of joy) or the (evil and wicked) tree of Zaqqum (in the Pit of Hell, see 37.64—65)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Is Paradise a better accommodation or the tree of zaqqum
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Is that a better destination, or the tree of Bitternes
Abdel Haleem
Is this the better welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
Ahmed Ali
Is this better or the tree of Zaqqu
Aisha Bewley
Is that better by way of hospitality or the tree of Zaqqum
Ali Ünal
Is this what is good as a welcome or the tree of Zaqqum
Ali Quli Qara'i
Is this a better hospitality, or the Zaqqum tree
Hamid S. Aziz
Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum (having bitter fruit)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Is this a better entertainment or the Zaqqum tree
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum
Musharraf Hussain
Is this better hospitality or the tree of Zaqqum?
Maududi
Is this a better hospitality or the tree of al-Zaqqum
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Is that a better destination, or the tree of Bitterness?
Mohammad Shafi
Is this better as hospitable reception or Zaqqum, the tree of Hell

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Is this entertainment better or the tree of Zaqqum? (Bearing bitter, un-tasty and sour fruits).
Rashad Khalifa
Is this a better destiny, or the tree of bitterness?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Is this a better hospitality or the tree of AzZakkum
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Is this the better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Is that a better place of descent or the deadly food's tree
Bijan Moeinian
Is the feast of Paradise [as explained before] better or eating the bitter fruit of…
Faridul Haque
So is this welcome better, or the tree of Zaqqum
Sher Ali
Is that better as an entertainment, of the tree of Zaqqhm?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Is the hospitality (of Paradise) better or the tree of Zaqqum
Amatul Rahman Omar
Does all this (state of bliss) make a better welcome than the tree of Zaqqum (which will serve as food for the people of Gehenna)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Is that (Paradise) better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqoom (a horrible tree in Hell)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Is that better as a hospitality, or the Tree of Ez-Zakkoum
George Sale
Is this a better entertainment, or the tree of Al Zakkum
Edward Henry Palmer
Is that better as an entertainment, or the tree of Ez Zaqqum
John Medows Rodwell
Is this the better repast or the tree Ez-zakkoum
N J Dawood (2014)
Is this not a better welcome than the Zaqqūm tree

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Is that better hospitality than the Tree of Bitterness?
Sayyid Qutb
Is this the better welcome, or the Zaqqūm tree?
Ahmed Hulusi
Is this better, in terms of disclosure, or the Zaqqum tree (the person’s body)? (Up to here, the subject was in regards to the experience of the paradisiacal state of existence, brought into effect by the forces of the Names the person manifests through faith. After this, the subject changes, via various examples and similitudes, to the hellish state of existence produced by the belief ‘I am this body’ and the pursuit of bodily pleasures.)
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqq?m?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Now is this honoured end affording happiness and delightful provision better or the entertainment which provides the evil fruit plucked from the obnoxious tree of zaqqum
Mir Aneesuddin
Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum
OLD Literal Word for Word
Is that better (as) hospitality or (the) tree (of)