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AYAH as-Saffat 37:62 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic أَذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُّزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّومِ zoom
Transliteration Athalika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu alzzaqqoomi zoom
Transliteration-2 adhālika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu l-zaqūmi zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Is that better (as) hospitality or (the) tree (of) ? zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Is such [a paradise] the better welcome - or the [hellish] tree of deadly fruit? zoom
M. M. Pickthall Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Shakir Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Is that better by way of hospitality or the Zaqqum tree, zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Is this better as hospitality or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
T.B.Irving Is that a better welcome or is the Infernal Tree? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Is this ˹bliss˺ a better accommodation or the tree of Zaqqûm? zoom
Safi Kaskas Is Paradise a better place to be, or the tree of Bitterness? zoom
Abdul Hye  Is this (Paradise) a better entertainment or the tree of the Zaqqum (a horrible tree in hell)? zoom
The Study Quran Is this a better welcome or the tree of Zaqqūm? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Is that a better destination, or the tree of Bitterness zoom
Abdel Haleem Is this the better welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum, zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Ahmed Ali Is this better or the tree of Zaqqum zoom
Aisha Bewley Is that better by way of hospitality or the tree of Zaqqum zoom
Ali Ünal Is this what is good as a welcome or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Is this a better hospitality, or the Zaqqum tree? zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum (having bitter fruit)? zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Is this a more charitable (i.e., better) hospitality, or even the Tree of Az-Zaqqum? zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Is this not a better reward than the tree of Zaqqum zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Is that (blissful Paradise) better for hospitality or the tree of zaqqum ? zoom
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))? zoom
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)? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Is Paradise a better accommodation or the tree of zaqqum? zoom
Farook Malik Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Isn´t a gracious feast (in paradise) better than the tree of ´zaqum´? zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Is this better as a welcome or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Is this a better hospitality, or the Tree of Bitterness? zoom
Maududi Is this a better hospitality or the tree of al-Zaqqum? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Is this a better entertainment or the Zaqqum tree? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Is that a better destination, or the tree of Bitterness? zoom
Mohammad Shafi Is this better as hospitable reception or Zaqqum, the tree of Hell? zoom

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

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

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Is this the better welcome, or the ZaqqÅ«m tree? zoom
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.) zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqq?m? zoom
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! zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum? zoom

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