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Muhammad Asad
Do they, perchance, desire [to be ruled by] the law of pagan ignorance? But for people who have inner certainty, who could be a better law-giver than God
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is it the judgment of ˹pre-Islamic˺ ignorance they seek? Who could be a better judge than Allah for people of sure faith?
Safi Kaskas
Do they want judgment according to the age of ignorance? Is there any better judge than God for those who are firm in faith?

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Arabic
أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُون
Transliteration
Afahukma aljahiliyyati yabghoona waman ahsanu mina Allahu hukman liqawmin yooqinoona
Transliteration-2
afaḥuk'ma l-jāhiliyati yabghūna waman aḥsanu mina l-lahi ḥuk'man liqawmin yūqinūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Is it then the judgment of [the] ignorance they seek? And who (is) better than Allah (in) judgment for a people (who) firmly believe.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Do they, perchance, desire [to be ruled by] the law of pagan ignorance? But for people who have inner certainty, who could be a better law-giver than God
M. M. Pickthall
Is it a judgment of the time of (pagan) ignorance that they are seeking? Who is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief)
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than Allah
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is it the judgment of ˹pre-Islamic˺ ignorance they seek? Who could be a better judge than Allah for people of sure faith?
Safi Kaskas
Do they want judgment according to the age of ignorance? Is there any better judge than God for those who are firm in faith?
Wahiduddin Khan
Is it pagan laws that they wish to be judged by? Who is a better judge than God for men whose faith is firm
Shakir
Is it then the judgment of (the times of) ignorance that they desire? And who is better than Allah to judge for a people who are sure
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Look they for a determination of Age of Ignorance? And who is fairer than God in determination for a folk who are certain?
T.B.Irving
Do they crave judgment [from the time] of Ignorance? Yet who is finer in judgment than God for any folk who are convinced?
Abdul Hye
Do they seek the judgment of ignorance? Who is better than Allah in judgment for a people who have firm faith?
The Study Quran
Is it the judgment of the Age of Ignorance that they seek? And who is fairer in judgment than God, for a people who are certain
Dr. Kamal Omar
What then, a judgement based on ignorance (of Al-Kitab) — they seek? And who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who have firm Faith
Farook Malik
By rejecting the Divine Law do they wish to be judged by the laws of ignorance? Who is a better Judge than Allah for those who believe in Him
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Is it the laws of the time of ignorance that they desire? Who is better than God in judgment for people who are certain
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Is it then the judgment of (pagan) ignorance that they inequitably seek? And who is fairer in judgment than Allah, for a people having certitude
Muhammad Sarwar
Do they want judgments that are issued out of ignorance? Who is a better judge for the people whose belief is based on certainty, than God
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Is it, then, the judgement of (the days of) Ignorance that they seek? Who is better in judgement than Allah, for a people who believe
Shabbir Ahmed
Do they want to turn back to the Ways of Ignorance? Who can provide more equitable rules than Allah to a people who have attained Conviction in the Truth
Dr. Munir Munshey
Do they, then, seek the rules (and rites) of the (pagan) ignorance (of earlier days)? For a nation with faith, who could be a better Judge (and Guide), if not Allah
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Do they then try to find a judgment based upon (the days of) Ignorance? For a people whose Faith is assured, who but Allah can give better judgment
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Then is it the judgement of [the time of] ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain [in faith]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Is it the judgment of the days of ignorance that they seek Who is better than God as a judge for a people that comprehen
Abdel Haleem
Do they want judgement according to the time of pagan ignorance? Is there any better judge than God for those of firm faith
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Seek they then the judgement of Paganism? And who is better than Allah in judgement unto a people who are convinced
Ahmed Ali
Do they seek a judgement of the days of pagan ignorance? But who could be a better judge than God for those who are firm in their faith
Aisha Bewley
Do they then seek the judgement of the Time of Ignorance? Who could be better at giving judgement than Allah for people with certainty?
Ali Ünal
Or is it the law of the (pagan) Ignorance that they seek (to be judged and ruled by)? Who is better than God as law-giver and judge for a people seeking certainty (and authoritative knowledge)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Do they seek the judgement of [pagan] ignorance? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who have certainty
Hamid S. Aziz
Is it the judgment of the Time of Ignorance (i.e. before the Revelation) for which they crave? But who is better than Allah as judge for people who are certain
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Are they looking for the judgment of the ignorance? Whose judgment is better than God for people who are certain
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Do they then seek a judgment of ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than God
Musharraf Hussain
Do they want the old law of the Age of Ignorance? There is no better rule than Allah’s, for firm believers
Maududi
(If they turn away from the Law of Allah) do they desire judgement according to the Law of Ignorance? But for those who have certainty of belief whose judgement can be better than Allah´s
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Is it the judgment of the days of ignorance that they seek? Who is better than God as a judge for a people who comprehend
Mohammad Shafi
Is it then that they desire the rule of the times of ignorance? And who is better to rule, for a people who are firm in Faith, than Allah

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Do they seek the judgement of the days of ignorance? And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people of firm faith?
Rashad Khalifa
Is it the law of the days of ignorance that they seek to uphold? Whose law is better than GOD's for those who have attained certainty?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Is it pagan laws that they wish to be judged by? Who is a better judge than Allah for a nation whose belief is firm
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Is it then the judgment of ignorance that they desire? And who is better than Allah to judge for a people who are sure
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Is (it) the Pre-Islamic paganism's/ignorance's judgment/rule (that) they desire ? And who (is) better than God (in) judgment/ruling to a nation they be sure/certain
Bijan Moeinian
Is it the laws of the ignorance (pre-Islamic) days that they want to return to? Never mind them as the Lord’s laws are the best for those who have chosen to believe
Faridul Haque
So do they wish a judgement of ignorance? And whose judgement is better than that of Allah, for the people who are certain
Sher Ali
Do they then seek the judgment of the days of Ignorance. And who is better than ALLAH as a judge for a people who have firm faith
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Do they seek the law of (the days of) ignorance? And who is better than Allah in (giving) judgment for a people who have firm faith
Amatul Rahman Omar
Do they seek to enforce the law of (the days of) ignorance? And who is better than Allah in giving judgment for a people who are convinced (of their faith)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Do they then seek the judgement of (the Days of) Ignorance? And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm Faith

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Is it the judgment of pagandom then that they are seeking? Yet who is fairer in judgment than God, for a people having sure faith
George Sale
Do they therefore desire the judgment of the time of ignorance? But who is better than God, to judge between people who reason aright
Edward Henry Palmer
Is it the judgment of the Ignorance they crave? but who is better than God to judge for people who are sure
John Medows Rodwell
Desire they, therefore, the judgments of the times of(pagan) ignorance? But what better judge can there be than God for those who believe firmly
N J Dawood (2014)
Is it the pagan laws that they wish to be judged by? And who is a better judge than God for those whose faith is firm

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Do they prefer to be judged according to [the laws of the time of] ignorance? Who is better than Allah to judge a people of assured faith?
Sayyid Qutb
Do they desire to be ruled by the law of pagan ignorance? But for those who are firm in their faith, who can be a better law- giver than God?
Ahmed Hulusi
Or do they want pagan laws (from the days of ignorance)? Who is a better judge than Allah for people whose faith is firm?
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Is it then the judgement of (the times of ignorance) that they are seeking? And who is better than Allah judgement for a people of assured faith?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Is it the folly reign of paganism that they wish to institute! But who is a better judge than Allah to pass an equitable judgement upon people who lift to Him their inward sight
Mir Aneesuddin
Then, do they seek the judgment of ignorance? And for a people who have certainty, who is better than Allah in judgment?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than God
OLD Literal Word for Word
Is it then the judgment of [the] ignorance they seek? And who (is) better than Allah (in) judgment for a people (who) firmly believe