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AYAH al-Ma`idah 5:91 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُوقِعَ بَيْنَكُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ فِي الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ وَيَصُدَّكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَعَنِ الصَّلَاةِ فَهَلْ أَنتُم مُّنتَهُونَ zoom
Transliteration Innama yureedu alshshaytanu an yooqiAAa baynakumu alAAadawata waalbaghdaa fee alkhamri waalmaysiri wayasuddakum AAan thikri Allahi waAAani alssalati fahal antum muntahoona zoom
Transliteration-2 innamā yurīdu l-shayṭānu an yūqiʿa baynakumu l-ʿadāwata wal-baghḍāa fī l-khamri wal-maysiri wayaṣuddakum ʿan dhik'ri l-lahi waʿani l-ṣalati fahal antum muntahūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Only the Shaitaan intends to cause between you [the] enmity and [the] hatred through intoxicants and gambling, and hinders you from (the) remembrance (of) Allah and from the prayer. So will you be the ones who abstain? zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad By means of intoxicants and games of chance Satan seeks only to sow enmity and hatred among you, and to turn you away from the remembrance of God and from prayer. Will you not, then, desist?' zoom
M. M. Pickthall Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from (His) worship. Will ye then have done? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain? zoom
Shakir The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist? zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Satan seeks to sow enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and gambling, and to keep you from the remembrance of God and from your prayers. Will you not then abstain? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar But Satan only wants that he precipitate enmity and hatred between you through intoxicants and gambling and bar you from the remembrance of God and from formal prayer. Then, will you be ones who desist? zoom
T.B.Irving Satan only wants to stir up enmity and jealousy among you by means of liquor and gambling, and to hinder you from remembering God and from praying. So will you stop? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Satan’s plan is to stir up hostility and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling and to prevent you from remembering Allah and praying. Will you not then abstain? zoom
Safi Kaskas With intoxicants and gambling, Satan only seeks to incite hostility and hatred among you, and to turn you away from remembering God and from prayer. Will you not give them up? zoom
Abdul Hye  Satan only wants to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from the prayer. So, will you be of those who abstain? zoom
The Study Quran Satan desires only to sow enmity and hatred among you through wine and gambling, and to turn you away from the remembrance of God, and from prayer. Will you, then, refrain? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) The devil only wants to cause strife between you through intoxicants and gambling, and to repel you away from remembering God and from the contact-method. Will you be deterred zoom
Abdel Haleem With intoxicants and gambling, Satan seeks only to incite enmity and hatred among you, and to stop you remembering God and prayer. Will you not give them up? zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Satan only seeketh to breed animosity and spites among you by means of wine and gambling and would keep you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer; will ye not then desist? zoom
Ahmed Ali Satan only wishes to create among you enmity and hatred through wine and gambling, and to divert you from the remembrance of God and prayer. Will you therefore not desist? zoom
Aisha Bewley Shaytan wants to stir up enmity and hatred between you by means of wine and gambling, and to debar you from remembrance of Allah and from salat. Will you not then give them up? zoom
Ali Ünal Satan only seeks to provoke enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to bar you from the remembrance of God and from Prayer. So, then, will you abstain? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Indeed Satan seeks to cast enmity and hatred among you through wine and gambling, and to hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you, then, relinquish? zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Satan only desires to place enmity and hatred between you by wine and maisar, and to turn you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer; will you not, then, desist. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Surely Ash- Shaytan's (The all-vicious, the Devil) would only (like) to excite enmity and abhorrence among you by means of wine and games of chance, (Literally: in wine and games of chance) and to bar you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer. Will you then be refraining? zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Satan wants to induce hostility and hatred among you through wine and gambling and to prevent you from remembering God and prayer. Will you then avoid such things? zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Satan wishes only to plant enmity and malice between you through wine and gambling, and to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from Salah. Would you, then, abstain? zoom
Shabbir Ahmed By means of intoxicants and games of chance Satan, your rebellious and selfish desire, excites you to enmity and hatred among you and hinders you from being conscious of Allah and following the Divine System. Will you not then abstain? zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Satan's plan is (only) to cause opposition and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinders you from remembering Allah, and from (your) prayer (to Him): Will you then avoid (and keep away from them)? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist? zoom
Farook Malik Satan desires to stir up enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling and to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from Salah (prayers). Will you not abstain? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey In fact, by means of intoxicants and gambling, Shaitan seeks to sow hatred and hostility among you, and seeks to keep you from the remembrance of Allah and the ´salat´. So, will you quit (these vices) now? zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Surely, what the Satan intends (is) that he may bring about amongst you enmity and jealousy cum hatred (through indulgence) in Al-Khamr and Al-Maisir; and he may hinder you from Zikr-ullah (Message of Allah) and from As-Salat. So are you (after realising all this admonition) those who abstain? zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Satan wants to provoke strife and hatred among you through intoxicants and gambling, and to prevent you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer. Will you not desist? zoom
Maududi By intoxicants and games of chance Satan only desires to create enmity and hatred between you, and to turn you away from the remembrance of Allah and from Prayer. Will you, then, desist? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Satan only wants to create animosity and hatred among you with the wine (and alcoholic beverages) and the gambling, and to keep you away from God's remembrance and the mandatory prayer, so will you stop it? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Satan’s plan is to incite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, and to keep you from the remembrance of God and from prayer. Will you not then abstain? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) The devil only wants to cause strife between you through alcohol and gambling, and to repel you away from remembering God and from the contact prayer. Will you be deterred? zoom
Mohammad Shafi The Satan only desires to cause enmity and hatred in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off remembrance of Allah, and off prayer. Won't you then desist? zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian As a matter of fact, Satan wants to create animosity among you through drinking and gambling. He wants to prevent you from the remembrance of God and worshipping Him in this manner. Will you not, then, avoid these things? zoom
Faridul Haque The devil only seeks to instil hatred and enmity between you with wine and gambling, and to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer; so have you desisted? zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah satan seeks to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and gambling, and to bar you from the remembrance of Allah and from praying. Will you not abstain from them? zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali The devil desires only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then keep back? zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira But the devil wants that he makes the animosity and the intense hatred fall between you, in (through use of) the intoxicants and the gambling, and he prevents/obstructs you from God's remembrance/reminder, and from the prayers, so are you ending/stopping? zoom
Sher Ali Satan seeks only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and the game of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of ALLAH and from Prayer. Then will you keep back? zoom
Rashad Khalifa The devil wants to provoke animosity and hatred among you through intoxicants and gambling, and to distract you from remembering GOD, and from observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Will you then refrain? zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) The devil (Satan) desires only to put hatred and enmity among you in regard to wine and gambling and to bar you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer, will you then desist? zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Satan only intends to precipitate enmity and hatred between you by means of intoxicants and games of chance and to stop you from the remembrance of Allah and from (observing your) Prayer. Will you not then be the abstainer (therefrom)? zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Satan seeks only to breed enmity and spite amongst you by means of wine and gambling, and hinder you from remembering Allah and observing Prayer. Will you abstain (from these evil-generating temptations)? zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Shaitan (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain? zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Satan only desires to precipitate enmity and hatred between you in regard to wine and arrow-shuffling, and to bar you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer. Will you then desist? zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Satan only desires to place enmity and hatred between you by wine and maisar, and to turn you from the remembrance of God and from prayer; but will ye not desist, zoom
George Sale Satan seeks only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and the game of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of God and from Prayer. Then will you keep back? zoom
John Medows Rodwell Only would Satan sow hatred and strife among you, by wine and games of chance, and turn you aside from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: will ye not, therefore, abstain from them? zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Surely Satan seeks to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and gambling, and to keep you from the remembrance of God and from your prayers. Will you then desist? zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Satan seeks only to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to turn you away from the remembrance of God and from prayer. Will you not, then, desist? zoom
Ahmed Hulusi Satan seeks to sow animosity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and gambling, and to keep you from the remembrance of Allah and from salat... Will you then desist? zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Certainly Satan desires to cast enmity and hatred among you bywine and gambling, and to hinder you from the remembrance ofAllah, and from prayer. So will you stop ? zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim The fact is that AL-Shaytan and those with characteristics befitting him wish to use intoxicants and gambling as the instrument to implant enmity and hatred among you and to alienate you from keeping Allah in mind and from the act of worship. And if he succeeds to sow the wind you will have reaped the whirlwind. Therefore, are you not going to discontinue this line of evil conduct! zoom
Mir Aneesuddin The only intention of the devil is to cause enemity and hatred to befall among you through intoxicants and games of chance, and to turn you away from Allah's remembrance and worship (salat). Will you then desist? zoom

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