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AYAH al-Ma`idah 5:87 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُحَرِّمُوا طَيِّبَاتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ zoom
Transliteration Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la tuharrimoo tayyibati ma ahalla Allahu lakum wala taAAtadoo inna Allaha la yuhibbu almuAAtadeena zoom
Transliteration-2 yāayyuhā alladhīna āmanū lā tuḥarrimū ṭayyibāti mā aḥalla l-lahu lakum walā taʿtadū inna l-laha lā yuḥibbu l-muʿ'tadīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 O you who believe! (Do) not make unlawful (the) good things what Allah has made lawful for you, and (do) not transgress. Indeed, Allah (does) not love the transgressors. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not deprive yourselves of the good things of life which God has made lawful to you, but do not transgress the bounds of what is right: verily, God does not love those who transgress the bounds of what is right. zoom
M. M. Pickthall O ye who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, and transgress not, Lo! Allah loveth not transgressors. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: for Allah loveth not those given to excess. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which God hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: for God loveth not those given to excess. zoom
Shakir O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Believers, do not forbid the wholesome good things, which God made lawful to you. Do not transgress; God does not love the transgressors. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar O those who believed! Forbid not what is good that God permitted to you and exceed not the limits. Truly, God loves not the ones who exceed the limits. zoom
T.B.Irving You who believe, do not forbid any wholesome things which God has permitted you, nor exceed the limits. God does not love the defiant. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab O believers! Do not forbid the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors. zoom
Safi Kaskas Believers, do not deprive yourselves of good things in life which God has made lawful to you, but do not exceed the limits of what is right. God does not love those who exceed the limits of what is right. zoom
Abdul Hye  O you who believe! Don’t make good things unlawful what Allah has made lawful to you, and you don’t transgress. Surely, Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
The Study Quran O you who believe! Do not forbid the good things that God has made lawful unto you, and do not transgress. Surely God loves not transgressors. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) O you who believe, do not forbid the good things that God has made lawful to you, and do not aggress; God does not like the aggressors. zoom
Abdel Haleem You who believe, do not forbid the good things God has made lawful to you- do not exceed the limits: God does not love those who exceed the limits- zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi O ye who believe! forbid not the clean things of that which Allah hath allowed unto you, and trespass not verily Allah approveth not the trespassers. zoom
Ahmed Ali O believers, do not forbid the good things God has made lawful for you; and do not transgress. God does not love transgressors. zoom
Aisha Bewley You who have iman! do not make haram the good things Allah has made halal for you, and do not overstep the limits. Allah does not love people who overstep the limits. zoom
Ali Ünal O you who believe! Do not hold as unlawful the pure, wholesome things that God has made lawful to you, and do not exceed the bounds (either by making forbidden what is lawful, or by over-indulgence in the lawful). God does not love those who exceed the bounds. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i O you who have faith! Do not prohibit the good things that Allah has made lawful to you, and do not transgress. Indeed Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz O you who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, nor transgress (or commit excess); verily, Allah loves not the transgressors. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali O you who have believed, do not prohibit whatever good things Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Surely Allah does not love the transgressors. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Believers, do not make unlawful the pure things which God has made lawful for you. Do not transgress for God does not love the transgressors. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani O you who believe, do not hold as unlawful the good things that Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Verily, Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not deprive yourselves of the good things of life that Allah has made Lawful to you. But commit no excesses. Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. (Self-mortification by ascetics, monks and mystics is not the way to 'purify' a 'soul'). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed O you who believe! Do not make unlawful the good things that Allah has made lawful for you, but do not overdo (anything or be excessive): For Allah does not love those who overdo (as a habit). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) O you who have believed, do not prohibit the good things which Allah has made lawful to you and do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors. zoom
Farook Malik O believers! Do not make unlawful those wholesome things which Allah has made lawful for you. Do not transgress; Allah does not love the transgressors. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Oh you who believe! Do not deny yourself anything wholesome that Allah has made lawful for you. Do not exceed the limit. Indeed Allah does not like (the transgressors) _ those who trespass beyond the bounds zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar O you people who have Believed! Do not make unlawful the Tayyibat what Allah has made lawful to you, and do not transgress. Verily, Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) O you who believe! Do not prohibit the good things God has permitted for you, and do not commit aggression. God does not love the aggressors. zoom
Maududi Believers! Do not hold as unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful to you, and do not exceed the bounds of right. Allah does not love those who transgress the bounds of right. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad You who believe, do not make good things that God made lawful for you unlawful, and do not exceed the limits. God does not like those who exceed the limits. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) O you who believe, do not make impermissible good things that God has made permissible for you. However do not overindulge, for God does not love those who overindulge. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) O you who believe, do not make unlawful the good things that God has made lawful to you, and do not aggress; God does not love the aggressors. zoom
Mohammad Shafi O you who believe! Forbid not the good, wholesome things which Allah has made lawful for you, and transgress not! Indeed, Allah loves not those who transgress. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian O’ Believers, do not prohibit the pure things that God has made lawful for you [and do not live like Hindu friars or the Christian monks who have forbidden for themselves lawful food, sex, etc.] and do not go beyond the limits [prescribed by the Lord] as God does not like those who are extravagant [and walk in either direction of disbelief or too much exaggeration in the religion.] zoom
Faridul Haque O People who Believe! Do not forbid the pure things, which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not cross the limits; indeed Allah dislikes the transgressors. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Believers, do not forbid the good things that Allah has made lawful to you. Do not transgress; Allah does not love the transgressors. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali O you who believe, forbid not the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and exceed not the limits. Surely Allah loves not those who exceed the limits. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira You, you those who believed, do not forbid/prohibit goodnesses (from) what God permitted/allowed for you, and do not transgress/violate , that God does not love/like the transgressors/violators. zoom
Sher Ali O ye who believe ! make not unlawful the good things which ALLAH has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Surely ALLAH loves not the transgressors. zoom
Rashad Khalifa O you who believe, do not prohibit good things that are made lawful by GOD, and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) 'O believers! Make not unlawful the pure things, which Allah has made lawful for you and cross not the limit. Undoubtedly, Allah likes not those who cross the limit. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar O You who believe! do not forbid yourselves good and pure things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Verily, Allah does not like the transgressors.. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri O believers! Do not make (for yourselves) unlawful those pure things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed limits either. Indeed, Allah does not like those who transgress the prescribed bounds. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali O you who believe! Make not unlawful the Taiyibat (all that is good as regards foods, things, deeds, beliefs, persons, etc.) which Allah has made lawful to you, and transgress not. Verily, Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry O believers, forbid not such good things as God has permitted you; and transgress not; God loves not transgressors. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer O ye who believe! forbid not the good things which God has made lawful for you, nor transgress; verily, God loves not the transgressors. zoom
George Sale O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which God has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Surely God loves not the transgressors. zoom
John Medows Rodwell O ye who believe! interdict not the healthful viands which God hath allowed you; go not beyond this limit. God loveth not those who outstep it. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Believers, do not forbid the wholesome things which God made lawful for you. Do not transgress; God does not love the transgressors. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Believers, do not forbid yourselves the good things God has made lawful to you. Do not transgress; God does not love the transgressors. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi O believers!... Do not forbid the pure provisions, which Allah made lawful to you, and do not transgress (by making unlawful what has been made lawful)! Indeed, Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli O' you who have Faith ! Do not prohibit the good things that Allah has made lawful to you, and do not transgress. Verily Allah does not like the transgressors. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim O you who have conformed to Islam: Do not forbid the worthy and wholesome victuals Allah rendered lawful for you to eat, nor carry your concepts of the religion to excess and pass beyond due bounds; Allah does not like those who go beyond the limits prescribed. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin O you who believe ! do not make unlawful, the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits, Allah certainly does not like those who exceed the limits. zoom

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