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Muhammad Asad
Does man imagine that it is his due to have all that he might wish for
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Or should every person ˹simply˺ have whatever ˹intercessors˺ they desire?
Safi Kaskas
Should man have whatever he wishes for,

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Arabic
أَمْ لِلْإِنسَانِ مَا تَمَنَّى
Transliteration
Am lil-insani ma tamanna
Transliteration-2
am lil'insāni mā tamann
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Or (is) for man what he wishes?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Does man imagine that it is his due to have all that he might wish for
M. M. Pickthall
Or shall man have what he coveteth
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Or should every person ˹simply˺ have whatever ˹intercessors˺ they desire?
Safi Kaskas
Should man have whatever he wishes for,
Wahiduddin Khan
Shall man have whatever he craves
Shakir
Or shall man have what he wishes
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Or will the human being have what he coveted?
T.B.Irving
Or may man have anything he hankers for?
Abdul Hye
Or should human have whatever he wishes?
The Study Quran
Or shall man have whatsoever he longs for
Dr. Kamal Omar
Is (it) available to a human being whatever he desired
Farook Malik
Or should man have whatever he wishes
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Or is the human being to have whatever he desires
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Or even should man have whatever he covets
Muhammad Sarwar
Can the human being have whatever he wishes
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Is it that man can get whatever he wishes
Shabbir Ahmed
Nay, should man get all that he covets and fancies
Dr. Munir Munshey
Should man have whatever he desires
Syed Vickar Ahamed
No! Shall man have anything (just because) he wishes for it
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Or is there for man whatever he wishes
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Or shall the human being have what he wishe
Abdel Haleem
Is man to have everything he wishes for
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Shall man have whatsoever he wisheth for
Ahmed Ali
Can ever man get what he desires
Aisha Bewley
Shall man then have whatever he covets?
Ali Ünal
Or will human attain whatever he craves
Ali Quli Qara'i
Shall man have whatever he yearns for
Hamid S. Aziz
Or shall man have whatever whims he wishes
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Or does the human being have whatever he desire
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
No, will human beings have everything they pursue
Musharraf Hussain
Does a person always get his wish?
Maududi
Does man imagine that whatever he wishes for is right for him
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Or shall man have what he wishes?
Mohammad Shafi
Or, is it ordained that man does [always] have what he wishes

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Will the man have whatsoever he fancies?
Rashad Khalifa
What is it that the human being desires?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Is the human to have whatever he fancies
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Or shall man have what he wishes
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Or (is it) to the human/mankind what he wished/desired
Bijan Moeinian
Should man’s whims be materializes
Faridul Haque
What! Will man get whatever he dreams of
Sher Ali
Can man have whatever he desires
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Is (all) that available for man what he longs for
Amatul Rahman Omar
Can a person always have whatever he desires
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Or shall man have what he wishes

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Or shall man have whatever he fancies
George Sale
Shall man have whatever he wisheth for
Edward Henry Palmer
Shall man have what he desires
John Medows Rodwell
Shall man have whatever he wisheth
N J Dawood (2014)
Or is man to attain all that he desires

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Should humanity have anything it wants?
Ahmed Hulusi
Or is there a rule that man shall have whatever he desires?
Mir Aneesuddin
Or, shall man have what (all) he desires?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Or does man think that whatever he wishes or desires is law

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after
OLD Literal Word for Word
Or (is) for man what he wishes