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AYAH al-Jumu`ah 62:11 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَإِذَا رَأَوْا تِجَارَةً أَوْ لَهْوًا انفَضُّوا إِلَيْهَا وَتَرَكُوكَ قَائِمًا قُلْ مَا عِندَ اللَّهِ خَيْرٌ مِّنَ اللَّهْوِ وَمِنَ التِّجَارَةِ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ zoom
Transliteration Wa-itha raaw tijaratan aw lahwan infaddoo ilayha watarakooka qa-iman qul ma AAinda Allahi khayrun mina allahwi wamina alttijarati waAllahu khayru alrraziqeena zoom
Transliteration-2 wa-idhā ra-aw tijāratan aw lahwan infaḍḍū ilayhā watarakūka qāiman qul mā ʿinda l-lahi khayrun mina l-lahwi wamina l-tijārati wal-lahu khayru l-rāziqīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And when they saw a transaction or a sport, they rushed to it and left you standing. Say, "What (is) with Allah (is) better than the sport and from (any) transaction. And Allah (is the) Best (of) the Providers." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Yet [it does happen that] when people become aware of [an occasion for] worldly gain or a passing delight, they rush headlong towards it, and leave thee standing [and preaching]. Say: "That which is with God is far better than all passing delight and all gain! And God is the best of providers!" zoom
M. M. Pickthall But when they spy some merchandise or pastime they break away to it and leave thee standing. Say: That which Allah hath is better than pastime and than merchandise, and Allah is the Best of providers. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) But when they see some bargain or some amusement, they disperse headlong to it, and leave thee standing. Say: "The (blessing) from the Presence of Allah is better than any amusement or bargain! and Allah is the Best to provide (for all needs)." zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) But when they see some bargain or some amusement, they disperse headlong to it, and leave thee standing. Say: "The (blessing) from the Presence of God is better than any amusement or bargain! and God is the Best to provide (for all needs)." zoom
Shakir And when they see merchandise or sport they break up for It, and leave you standing. Say: What is with Allah is better than sport and (better) than merchandise, and Allah is the best of Sustainers. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Yet when they see some merchandise or entertainment, they break away to go to it and leave you standing. Say, That which God has in store is far entertainment. God is the most better than any merchandise or munificent Giver. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And when they considered a transaction or a diversion, they broke away toward it, and left thee as one who is standing up. Say: What is with God is better than any diversion or than any transaction. And God is Best of the ones who provide. zoom
T.B.Irving Yet whenever they see some business or some sport they flock towards it and leave you standing there [alone]. SAY: "Whatever God has is better than any sport or business. God is the Best Provider!" zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab When they saw the fanfare along with the caravan, they ˹almost all˺ flocked to it, leaving you ˹O Prophet˺ standing ˹on the pulpit˺. Say, “What is with Allah is far better than amusement and merchandise. And Allah is the Best Provider.” zoom
Safi Kaskas Yet whenever they come across some business, or some entertainment, they scramble towards it, and leave you standing there. Say, "That which is with God is better than entertainment and business; God is the Best of providers." zoom
Abdul Hye  And when they (people with weak faith) see some merchandise or some amusement, they disperse headlong to it, and leave you (Muhammad) standing (while you are delivering Jumu’ah religious talk). Say: “That which Allah has is better than any amusement or merchandise! Allah is the Best of providers.” zoom
The Study Quran And when they see some commerce or diversion, they scatter toward it and leave thee standing. Say, “That which is with God is better than diversion and commerce; and God is the best of providers.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And if they come across any trade, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say: "What God possesses is far better than entertainment or trade. And God is the best Provider." zoom
Abdel Haleem Yet they scatter towards trade or entertainment whenever they observe it, and leave you [Prophet] standing there. Say, ‘God’s gift is better than any entertainment or trade: God is the best provider.’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And when they beheld merchandise or sport, they flocked thereto, and left thee standing. Say thou: that which is with Allah is better than sport and better than merchandise; and Allah is the Best of providers. zoom
Ahmed Ali Yet when they see some buying and selling, or some sport, they go for it, leaving you standing. Tell them: "What is with God is better than your sport and commerce. And God is the best of providers." zoom
Aisha Bewley But when they see a chance of trade or entertainment they scatter off to it and leave you standing there. Say: ´What is with Allah is better than trade or entertainment. Allah is the Best of Providers.´ zoom
Ali Ünal Yet (it happened that) when they saw (an opportunity for) business or pastime, they broke away for it and left you standing (while preaching the sermon). Say: "What is with God is better (for you) than pastimes and business. God is the Best to be sought as provider with the ultimate rank of providing." zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i When they sight a deal or a diversion, they scatter off towards it and leave you standing! Say, ‘What is with Allah is better than diversion and dealing, and Allah is the best of providers.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And when they see merchandise (bargains or business) or sport (amusement) they break up for it, and leave you standing. Say, "That which is with Allah is better than sport and better than merchandise, and Allah is the best of Sustainers." zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And when they see (some) commercial dealing or some diversion, they break away to it, and they leave you (standing) upright. Say, "What is in the Providence of Allah is more charitable (i.e., sealed) than diversion and commerce; and Allah is The Most Charitable of providers." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar When they see some merchandise or some sport, they rush towards it and leave you alone standing. Say, "(God's rewards for good deeds) are better than merriment or merchandise; God is the best Sustainer". zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani And when they see some merchandise or amusement, they break away to it, and leave you (O prophet,) standing. Say, .What is with Allah is much better than the amusement and the merchandise, and Allah is the best giver of sustenance. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Yet when they see some bargain or entertainment, they rush to it, and leave you standing. Say, "That which is with Allah is better than all entertainment and all bargain. And Allah is the Best of providers." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And when they see some bargain or some amusement, they leave to run to it, and leave you standing. Say: "The (blessing) from the Presence of Allah is better than any amusement or bargain! And Allah is the Best to Provide (for all needs) (Khair-ur-Razikheen)." zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) But when they saw a transaction or a diversion, [O Muhammad], they rushed to it and left you standing. Say, "What is with Allah is better than diversion and than a transaction, and Allah is the best of providers." zoom
Farook Malik Those who are still weak in ImAn (faith), when they see some bargain or some sport they rush to it and leave you standing. O Prophet declare to them that what Allah has in store for them is far better than any sport and bargain, and Allah is the best provider. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey When they see a bargain or an amusement troupe, they rush towards it and leave you standing. Say, "That, which is with Allah is better than any bargain or amusement. He is absolutely the very Best of all the providers!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And when they noticed some trade or amusement they turned to it, and they left you in the standing position (while you had been delivering the sermon from the pulpit). Say: “Whatever is available with Allah is better than amusement and than trade. And Allah (is) the Better One of those who provide sustenance and provisions.” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Yet whenever they come across some business, or some entertainment, they scramble towards it, and leave you standing. Say, 'What is with God is better than entertainment and business; and God is the Best of providers.' zoom
Maududi Yet no sooner than they saw some trading or amusement, they flocked to it and left you standing by yourself. Tell them: "That which is with Allah is far better than amusement and trading. Allah is the Best Provider of sustenance." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And when they see a business or an amusement, they go away to it and leave you standing. Say: what is with God is better than the amusement and the business, and God is the best of the providers. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) But when they see some deal or some entertainment, they disperse headlong into it, and leave you standing there. Say, “That which is from the presence of God is better than any entertainment or deal, and God is the best to provide.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And if they come across any trade, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say: "What God possesses is far better than entertainment or trade. And God is the best Provider." zoom
Mohammad Shafi And when they see something of commercial or entertaining interest to them, they break away to go to it and leave you standing. Say, "What is with Allah is far better than any entertainment or merchandise. And Allah is the Best Provider." zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Tell to those Muslims who abandoned your Friday sermon to attend a business deal and entertainment: “That what you earn by worshipping God is far superior to what you may gain by closing a business deal or engaging in entertainment activities. Know that God is the best of all providers.” zoom
Faridul Haque And when they see some trade or sport, they move towards it and leave you standing delivering the sermon; proclaim, “That which is with Allah, is better than sport and trade; and the sustenance of Allah is the best.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Yet when they see some commerce or amusement they flock to it, leaving you standing. Say: 'That which is with Allah is better than the amusement and commerce. Allah is the Best of Providers. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And when they see merchandise or sport, they break away to it, and leave thee standing. Say: What is with Allah is better than sport and merchandise. And Allah is the Best of Providers. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And if they saw/understood commercial trade/buying and selling or play things/amusement , they scattered/separated to it, and they left you standing , say: "What (is) at God (is) better than the play things/amusement and from the commercial trade/buying and selling, and God (is) best (of) the providers." zoom
Sher Ali But when they see some merchandise or amusement, they break up for it, and leave thee standing. Say, `That which is with ALLAH is better than amusement and merchandise, and ALLAH is the best providers.' zoom
Rashad Khalifa When some of them come across a business deal, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say, "What GOD possesses is far better than the entertainment or the business. GOD is the best Provider." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And when they saw any trade or sports they dispersed towards it and left you standing while addressing. Say, you that which is with Allah is better then sport and trade. And the provision of Allah is best. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar But (Prophet!) when some people see some merchandise or any form of amusement, they run for it and leave you standing (on the pulpit), say, `That (reward of worshipping Allah) which Allah has (for you) is far better than any amusement or merchandise, and Allah is the Best of Providers. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And when they found some business or entertainment opportunity, they rushed towards that (due to their neediness and financial constraint) and left you standing (during the sermon). Say: ‘Whatever is with Allah is better than sport and business. And Allah is the Best of sustainers.’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And when they see some merchandise or some amusement (beating of Tambur (drum) etc.) they disperse headlong to it, and leave you (Muhammad SAW) standing (while delivering Jumuahs religious talk (Khutbah)). Say "That which Allah has is better than any amusement or merchandise! And Allah is the Best of providers." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry But when they see merchandise or diversion they scatter off to it, and they leave thee standing. Say: 'What is with God is better than diversion and merchandise. God is the best of providers.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer But when they see merchandise or sport they flock to it and leave thee standing! Say, 'What is with God is better than sport and than merchandise, for God is the best of providers!' zoom
George Sale But when they see any merchandizing, or sport, they flock thereto, and leave thee standing up in thy pulpit. Say, the reward which is with God is better than any sport or merchandize: And God is the best provider. zoom
John Medows Rodwell But when they get a sight of merchandise or sport, they disperse after it, and leave thee standing alone. SAY: God hath in reserve what is better than sport or wares. And God is the best provider! zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Yet no sooner do they see some commerce or merriment afoot than they flock eagerly to it, leaving you¹ standing. Say: ‘That which God has in store is far better than any merriment or any commerce. And God is the Most Munificent Giver.‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And when they see merchandise purposed for trade or they See amusement- the happiness of those that cannot think - they disperse and spread about and leave you standing addressing to them the divine discourse. Say to them: "What Allah has of rewards and happiness in His heaven's realm is far better than the satisfaction and happiness you derive from trade and amusement in life. And Allah is the best Purveyor to fit every person with what is necessary and with what he needs". zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And when they see any commerce or pastime, they disperse towards it and leave you standing. Say, “That which is with Allah is better than pastime and commerce and Allah is the Best of providers.” zoom

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