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Muhammad Asad   
just as He thrust into perdition those cities that were overthrow
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And ˹it was˺ He ˹Who˺ turned the cities ˹of Sodom and Gomorrah˺ upside down.
Safi Kaskas   
That it is He who brought down the ruined cities

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Arabic   
‏وَٱلْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ أَهْوَىٰ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wal-mu'tafikata ahw
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And the overturned cities He overthrew

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
just as He thrust into perdition those cities that were overthrow
M. M. Pickthall   
And Al-Mu'tafikah He destroye
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And ˹it was˺ He ˹Who˺ turned the cities ˹of Sodom and Gomorrah˺ upside down.
Safi Kaskas   
That it is He who brought down the ruined cities
Wahiduddin Khan   
and He overthrew the subverted cities [of Sodom and Gomorrah]
Shakir   
And the overthrown cities did He overthrow
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
He caused to tumble that which are cities overthrown,
T.B.Irving   
And he fell upon the Overthrown [Towns],
Abdul Hye   
And He destroyed the overthrown cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah during prophet Lot),
The Study Quran   
and He razed the subverted cities
Dr. Kamal Omar   
and that which remained involved in falsehood, He destroyed (them to extinction)
M. Farook Malik   
And also destroyed the Mu’tafikah (Overthrown Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah)
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And He toppled the ruined cities
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And the City of Falsehood, He (also) made it sweep down
Muhammad Sarwar   
It is He who turned upside down the people of Lo
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
And He destroyed the overturned towns (of the people of LuT) also
Shabbir Ahmed   
And His Law of Requital annihilated the cities such that they were overthrown
Dr. Munir Munshey   
And He it is, Who overturned the cities lying upside down _ (the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And He destroyed the defeated Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And the overturned towns He hurled dow
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And the evil communities were the lowliest
Abdel Haleem   
that it was He who brought down the ruined citie
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And the subverted cities He overthrew
Ahmed Ali   
And He overthrew the Cities of the Plain
Aisha Bewley   
and the Overturned City which He turned upside down
Ali Ünal   
(He also destroyed) the overthrown cities (of Lot’s people)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
and He overthrew the town that was overturned
Hamid S. Aziz   
And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And He overthrew the turned over cities
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
And He caused to perish the overthrown cities
Musharraf Hussain   
He destroyed the Mu’tafikkah
Maududi   
And He brought perdition upon the subverted citie
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And the overthrown city was made to fall.
Mohammad Shafi   
And He destroyed the overturned cities [of the people of Lot

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And He demolished the city to be over-turned.
Rashad Khalifa   
The evil communities (of Sodom and Gomorrah) were the lowliest.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
He plunged the village
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And that He is the Lord of Sirius
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
And the overturned/destroyed (city was) more dropping/tumbling down
Bijan Moeinian   
The evil communities [of Sodom & Gomorrah] had sunk to the lowest…
Faridul Haque   
And that it is He Who threw down the upturned townships
Sher Ali   
And HE overthrew the subverted cities of the people of Lot
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And He is the One Who (raised up) the overturned towns (of the people of Lut [Lot]) and smashed them down
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And (that it is He) Who totally pulled down the subverted cities (- Sodom and Gomorrah of the people of Lot)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And He destroyed the overthrown cities (of Sodom to which Prophet Lout (Lot) was sent)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
and the Subverted City He also overthrew
George Sale   
And He overthrew the cities which were turned upside down
Edward Henry Palmer   
And the overthrown (cities) He threw down
John Medows Rodwell   
And it was He who destroyed the cities that were overthrown
N J Dawood (2014)   
The Mu‘tafikah² He also doomed

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
[They witnessed] that He destroyed the decadent cities [of Sodom and Gomorrah]…
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
And he fell upon the Overthrown [Town of Sodom to which Prophet Lût (Lot) was sent],
Ahmed Hulusi   
And He overthrew the cities (the destroyed cities: Sodom and Gomorrah)!
Mir Aneesuddin   
and the overthrown cities, He overthrew,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
And it was He Who brought to ruin and reduced to impotence the cities old Sodom and Gomorrah

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
And He destroyed the Overthrown Cities (of Sodom and Gomorrah)
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And the overturned cities H
OLD Transliteration   
Waalmu/tafikata ahwa