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Muhammad Asad
- [and then,] "Nay, but we have been rendered destitute!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
In fact, we have been deprived ˹of our livelihood˺.”
Safi Kaskas
Rather, we have been ruined.

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Arabic
بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُون
Transliteration
Bal nahnu mahroomoona
Transliteration-2
bal naḥnu maḥrūmūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Nay! We (are) deprived."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
- [and then,] "Nay, but we have been rendered destitute!"
M. M. Pickthall
Nay, but we are desolate
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
"Indeed we are shut out (of the fruits of our labour)!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
In fact, we have been deprived ˹of our livelihood˺.”
Safi Kaskas
Rather, we have been ruined.
Wahiduddin Khan
Indeed, we are utterly ruined
Shakir
Nay! we are made to suffer privation
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Nay! We are ones who are deprived.
T.B.Irving
In fact, we feel destitute."
Abdul Hye
(then they said): Nay! Indeed we have been deprived (of the fruits)!”
The Study Quran
Nay! we are deprived!
Dr. Kamal Omar
Nay! We are those who stand deprived (of our own produce).”
Farook Malik
Nay, we have become destitute."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
We are now deprived.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
No indeed, (but) we are dispossessed!"
Muhammad Sarwar
(No, we are not lost.) In fact, we have been deprived of everything"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
(Then, once they realized that the garden is the same, but it has been destroyed, they said,) .No, but we are deprived (of the fruits)
Shabbir Ahmed
(Then they realized), "Ah! Now we are destitute."
Dr. Munir Munshey
"No! Rather, we have been deprived!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
"Nay! Indeed we are denied (of the fruits of our labor)!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Rather, we have been deprived."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
"Now, we have nothing!"
Abdel Haleem
No- we are ruined!&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Aye! it is we who are deprived
Ahmed Ali
No. In fact we have been deprived of it."
Aisha Bewley
No, the truth is we are destitute!´
Ali Ünal
(Then when they realized that it was indeed their garden:) "No, rather we are made destitute!"
Ali Quli Qara'i
‘No, we are deprived!&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
"Nay! We are made to suffer privation."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
no, but we are deprived
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
“Indeed we are shut out.
Musharraf Hussain
rather we are prevented from picking the fruit!
Maududi
rather, we are utterly ruined."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
"Now, we have nothing!"
Mohammad Shafi
"But, [no], utterly deprived are we!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Nay, rather we have been deprived of every thing.
Rashad Khalifa
"Now, we have nothing!"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
No, rather, we have been prevented!
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Nay, we are made to suffer privation
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
But we are deprived
Bijan Moeinian
We have lost everything
Faridul Haque
“In fact, we are unfortunate.&rdquo
Sher Ali
`Nay we have been deprived of all our fruits.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(But when they saw it cautiously, they cried: ‘Oh no!) We have been deprived indeed.
Amatul Rahman Omar
`Rather we have been deprived (of all the fruit of our labour), Indeed we have lost every thing.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
(Then they said): "Nay! Indeed we are deprived of (the fruits)!"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
nay, rather we have been robbed!
George Sale
But when they found it to be their own garden, they cried, verily we are not permitted to reap the fruit thereof
Edward Henry Palmer
Nay, we are forbidden (its fruit)!
John Medows Rodwell
Yes! we are forbidden our fruits."
N J Dawood (2014)
we are bereft.&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
“No, we are deprived.”
Ahmed Hulusi
“No (this is the right place), but we have incurred loss!”
Mir Aneesuddin
no, we are those who have been deprived (of receiving the benefit of our labour).”
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
But having recognized the calamity, they said : "We have suffered a big loss; we will get no return for our labour and effort, and our expectant waiting has come to a moist mirage in desert eyes"

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
"Indeed we are shut out (of the fruits of our labour)!"
OLD Literal Word for Word
Nay! We (are) deprived.