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AYAH al-Mulk 67:22 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic أَفَمَن يَمْشِي مُكِبًّا عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِ أَهْدَىٰ أَمَّن يَمْشِي سَوِيًّا عَلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ zoom
Transliteration Afaman yamshee mukibban AAala wajhihi ahda amman yamshee sawiyyan AAala siratin mustaqeemin zoom
Transliteration-2 afaman yamshī mukibban ʿalā wajhihi ahdā amman yamshī sawiyyan ʿalā ṣirāṭin mus'taqīmin zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Then is he who walks fallen on his face better guided, or (he) who walks upright on (the) Path Straight? zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad But then, is he that goes along with his face close to the ground better guided than he that walks upright on a straight way? zoom
M. M. Pickthall Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Is then one who walks headlong, with his face grovelling, better guided,- or one who walks evenly on a Straight Way? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Is then one who walks headlong, with his face grovelling, better guided,- or one who walks evenly on a Straight Way? zoom
Shakir What! is he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright upon a straight path? zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Is he who walks grovelling upon his face better guided, or he who walks upright upon a straight path? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Then is whoever walks as one who is prone on his face better guided, or he who walks without fault on a straight path? zoom
T.B.Irving And is someone who walks along with his face bent down better guided than someone who walks properly along a Straight Road? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Who is ˹rightly˺ guided: the one who crawls facedown or the one who walks upright on the Straight Path? zoom
Safi Kaskas Is he who walks, stumbles and falls on his face better guided or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Abdul Hye  Who is more rightly guided: one who walks with his face bend down without seeing, or the one who sees and walks upright on a Right Way? zoom
The Study Quran Is one who walks with his face stooped down more guided, or one who walks upright upon a straight path? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Is one who walks while his face is slumped better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path zoom
Abdel Haleem Who is better guided: someone who falls on his face, or someone who walks steadily on a straight path? zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Is he, then, who goeth about grovelling upon his face better directed, or he who walketh evenly on a straight path? zoom
Ahmed Ali Will he find the way who grovels flat on his face, or he who walks straight on the right path? zoom
Aisha Bewley Who is better guided: he who goes grovelling on his face or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Ali Ünal (Now consider:) Is one who goes prone upon his face (with no breadth or depth to his line of sight, barely seeing what is touching his face) better guided, or one who goes upright (with a clear line of sight to what is ahead of him) on a straight path? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Is he who walks prone on his face better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Hamid S. Aziz What! Is he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright upon a Straight Way? zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Then, is he who walks tossed down upon his face better guided than he who walks (perfectly) level on a straight Path? zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Can one who walks with his head hanging down be better guided that one who walks with his head upright? zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Then, is the one who walks falling down (frequently) on his face more right or the one who walks properly on a straight path? zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Is the one who goes prone on his face close to the ground (like an earthworm), better guided or one who walks straight on the Straight Path? zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Is then (the man) who walks headlong, with his face bitter and marred, better guided— Or the one who walks evenly on the Straight Path? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Then is one who walks fallen on his face better guided or one who walks erect on a straight path? zoom
Farook Malik Just think, who is rightly guided: he who walks with his face bent down, or he who walks properly on an even path? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey So who (do you think) is better guided? The one crawling on his face groping (to find his way), or the one walking upright along the straight path?" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar So then that one who is grovelling on his face is better guided or he who walks upright on a Permanent Path? zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Is he who walks bent on his own design better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Maududi Who is better guided: he who walks grovelling on his face, or he who walks upright on a Straight Path? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Is someone who walks with his face downward better guided or someone who walks properly on a straight path? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) Is then one who walks headlong with his face groveling better guided or one who walks evenly on a straight path? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Is one who walks while his face is slumped better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path? zoom
Mohammad Shafi Is he who walks falling on his face [stumbling] better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight road? zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Tell Me, which one is better, walking upright on a smooth road or putting head down like the cattle and following rest of the herd? zoom
Faridul Haque So is one who walks inverted upon his face more rightly guided, or one who walks upright on the Straight Path? zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah What, is he who walks, falling upon his face, more guided than he who walks upright on a Straight Path! zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali Is, then, he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira Is who walks up-side-down/facing down on his face/front more guided? Or who walks straight/upright on a straight/direct road/way? zoom
Sher Ali What ! is he who walks groveling upon his face better guided, or he who walks upright on the straight path? zoom
Rashad Khalifa Is one who walks while slumped over on his face better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path? zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Is he who walks prone on his face better guided than he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Is he, who goes groveling on his face, better guided or he who walks upright on a straight and right path? zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Is he who walks in prone position more rightly guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Is he who walks without seeing on his face, more rightly guided, or he who (sees and) walks on a Straight Way (i.e. Islamic Monotheism). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry What, is he who walks prone upon his face better guided than he who walks upright on a straight path? zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Is he who walks prone upon his face more guided than he who walks upright upon a straight path? zoom
George Sale Is he, therefore, who goeth grovelling upon his face, better directed than he who walketh upright in a strait way? zoom
John Medows Rodwell Is he who goeth along grovelling on his face, better guided than he who goeth upright on a straight path? zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Is he that goes grovelling on his face more rightly guided than he that walks upright upon a straight path? zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Does the one who walks stumbling and stooping with his head drooped and his face downwards, turning away from the path of righteousness, compare with the one who walks erect with his mind's eye on the straight path? zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Then, is he who walks headlong on his face better guided or he who walks balanced (on his feet and) on the straight path? zoom

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