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AYAH al-A`raf 7:88 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic قَالَ الْمَلَأُ الَّذِينَ اسْتَكْبَرُوا مِن قَوْمِهِ لَنُخْرِجَنَّكَ يَا شُعَيْبُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَكَ مِن قَرْيَتِنَا أَوْ لَتَعُودُنَّ فِي مِلَّتِنَا قَالَ أَوَلَوْ كُنَّا كَارِهِينَ zoom
Transliteration Qala almalao allatheena istakbaroo min qawmihi lanukhrijannaka ya shuAAaybu waallatheena amanoo maAAaka min qaryatina aw lataAAoodunna fee millatina qala awa law kunna kariheena zoom
Transliteration-2 qāla l-mala-u alladhīna is'takbarū min qawmihi lanukh'rijannaka yāshuʿaybu wa-alladhīna āmanū maʿaka min qaryatinā aw lataʿūdunna fī millatinā qāla awalaw kunnā kārihīna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Said the chiefs (of) those who were arrogant among his people, "We will surely drive you out O Shuaib! And those who (have) believed with you from our city, or you must return to our religion." He said, "Even if we are (the) ones who hate (it)? zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Said the great ones among his people, who gloried in their arrogance: "Most certainly, O Shu'ayb, we shall expel thee and thy fellow-believers from our land, unless you indeed return to our ways!" Said [Shu'ayb]: "Why, even though we abhor [them]? zoom
M. M. Pickthall The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said: Surely we will drive thee out, O Shu'eyb, and those who believe with thee, from our township, unless ye return to our religion. He said: Even though we hate it? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) The leaders, the arrogant party among his people, said: "O Shu'aib! we shall certainly drive thee out of our city - (thee) and those who believe with thee; or else ye (thou and they) shall have to return to our ways and religion." He said: "What! even though we do detest (them)? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) The leaders, the arrogant party among his people, said: "O Shu'aib! we shall certainly drive thee out of our city - (thee) and those who believe with thee; or else ye (thou and they) shall have to return to our ways and religion." He said: "Wha t! even though we do detest (them)? zoom
Shakir The chiefs, those who were proud from among his people said: We will most certainly turn you out, O Shu'aib, and (also; those who believe with you, from our town, or you shall come back to our faith. He said: What! though we dislike (it)? zoom
Wahiduddin Khan The arrogant leaders of his people said, Shuayb, we will expel you and your fellow believers from our town unless you return to our faith. He said, Even though we detest it? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Said the Council of those who grew arrogant from among his folk: O Shuayb! We will, certainly, drive thee out—and those who believed with thee—from our town or else you revert to our creed. He said: Even if we had been ones who dislike it? zoom
T.B.Irving The elders among his people who had acted proudly said: "We´ll run you out of our town, Shuayb, as well as those who believe along with you; or else you will return to our sect!" He said: "Even though we detest it? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab The arrogant chiefs of his people threatened, “O Shu’aib! We will certainly expel you and your fellow believers from our land, unless you return to our faith.” He replied, “Even if we hate it? zoom
Safi Kaskas The notables among his people who gloried in their arrogance said, "Shu'ayb, We will most certainly expel you and your fellow-believers from our land unless you return to our ways." [Shu'ayb said, "Why, even if we find it detestable? zoom
Abdul Hye  The chiefs of those who were arrogant among his people said: “Surely, we shall drive you out, O Shuaib, and those who have believed with you from our town or you all shall return to our religion.” He said: “Even though we hate that (to turn back)? zoom
The Study Quran The notables among his people who were arrogant said, “We shall surely expel you, O Shu?ayb, and those who believe along with you from our town, unless you revert to our creed.” He said, “What! Even though we are unwilling? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And the leaders who became arrogant form among his people said: "We will drive you out of our town Shu'ayb, along with those who believed with you, or else you will return to our creed!" He said: "Would you force us" zoom
Abdel Haleem His people’s arrogant leaders said, ‘Shuayb, we will expel you and your fellow believers from our town unless you return to our religion.’ He said, ‘What! Even if we detest it? zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi The chiefs of those who were stiff-necked amongst his people said: surely we shall drive you forth, Shu'aib! and those who have believed with thee from our city, or else ye shall return unto our faith. He said: what! even though we be averse! zoom
Ahmed Ali The arrogant leaders of the people replied: "We shall drive you away from our land, O Shu'aib, and those who are with you, unless you come back to your faith." But he remarked: "Even if we are disgusted with it? zoom
Aisha Bewley The ruling circle of those of his people who were arrogant said, ´We will drive you out of our city, Shu´ayb, you and those who have iman along with you, unless you return to our religion.´ He said, ´What, even though we detest it? zoom
Ali Ünal The leading ones among his people who were arrogant and oppressed the others said: "We will surely banish you, O Shu‘ayb, and those who believe in your company from our township, or else you will return to our way (of faith and life)." He (Shu‘ayb) said: "What? Even though we abhor it? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i The elite of his people who were arrogant said, ‘O Shu‘ayb, we will surely expel you and the faithful who are with you from our town, or else you shall revert to our creed.’ He said, ‘What! Even if we should be unwilling?! zoom
Hamid S. Aziz The chieftains of his people, inflated with arrogance said, "We will of a surety turn you out, O Shu´heyb, and those who believe with you, from our communities, unless you return unto our faith." Said he, "What! Even if we be averse t zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali The chiefs who waxed proud among his people said, "Indeed we will definitely drive you out, O Shuaayb, and the ones who have believed with you, from our town, or (else) you indeed will definitely go back to our creed." Said he, "Even if we hate (Literally: and even if we are hating "that") it? zoom
Muhammad Sarwar A proud group among Shu'ayb's people said, "We must expel you (Shu'ayb) and your followers from our town unless you give-up your faith and live as our own people." Shu'ayb asked them, "Will you use force against us? zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani The chiefs of his people, who were arrogant, said, .O Shu‘aib, we will expel you and those who believe with you from our town, or you shall have to turn to our faith. He said, .Even if we hate it? zoom
Shabbir Ahmed The arrogant leaders of his community said, "O Shoaib! We will certainly drive you and those who believe with you out of our town unless you return to our ways." Shoaib said, "Why, even though we detest your ways?" zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed The leaders, the proud group from among his people said: "O Shu’aib! We shall really drive you out of our city— (You) and those who believe with you; Or else you (both) will have to return to our ways and religion." He said: "What! Even though we (strongly) dislike (them)? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Said the eminent ones who were arrogant among his people, "We will surely evict you, O Shu'ayb, and those who have believed with you from our city, or you must return to our religion." He said, "Even if we were unwilling?" zoom
Farook Malik The arrogant proud leaders of his nation said: "O Shu‘aib! We shall certainly drive you and your fellow believers out of our town or you will have to return back to our national ways." He replied: "What! Will you make us turn back against our will? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey The arrogant (and conceited) leaders of his nation said, "Oh Shoaib! We would certainly banish you from our town, as well as those who believe in you. Else, you must return to our religion. " He said, "What? Even if we hate it?" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar The leaders who behaved in arrogance amongst his nation said: “We shall certainly drive you out, O Shu’aib, and those who have Believed in association to you, from our town, or else you (all) shall return back in our grouping.” (Shu’aib) said: “Even though we had been those who feel repulsion? zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) The arrogant elite among his people said, 'O Shuaib, We will evict you from our town, along with those who believe with you, unless you return to our religion.' He said, 'Even if we are unwilling?' zoom
Maududi The haughty elders of his people said: ´O Shu´ayb! We shall certainly banish you and your companions-in-faith from our town, or else you shall return to our faith.´ Shu´ayb said: ´What! Even though we abhor [your faith]? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad The leaders of those who were arrogant among his people said: Shu'aib, we shall drive you and those who believed with you out of our town or you should return to our faith. He said: even if we were despising that? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) The leaders of the arrogant group among his people said, “O Shu’aib, we will certainly push you out of our city, you and those who believe with you, or else you and they will have to return to our way.” He said, “What, even though we detest it? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And the leaders who became arrogant from among his people said: "We will drive you out of our town Shu'ayb, along with those who have believed with you, or you shall return to our creed!" He said: "Will you force us?" zoom
Mohammad Shafi Those of the nobility among his people, who were arrogant, said, "We will certainly drive you, and those who have believed with you, out, O Shu'aib, from our place, unless you return to our way of life." He said, "Even when we dislike it?" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian The arrogant leaders of his people said: "Be careful Shu,aib! If you and your followers do not return to our way of life, we will kick you all out of this country." Shu'aib said: "Even if we resent your way of life?" zoom
Faridul Haque The proud leaders of his people said, "O Shuaib, we swear we will banish you and the Muslims who are with you, from our town or you must return to our religion"; he said, "Even though we detest it?" zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah The proud assembly of his nation said: 'We will expel you Shu'aib and those who believe with you from our village unless you return to our creed. ' He replied: 'Even though we hate it? zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali The arrogant chiefs of his people said: We will certainly turn thee out, O Shuaib and those who believe with thee from our town, or you shall come back to our religion. He said: Even though we dislike (it)? zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira The nobles/assembly, those who became arrogant from his nation said: "We will bring/drive you out (E) you Shu'aib and those who believed with you from our village/urban city or you return (E) in our religion/faith." He said: "Or even if we were hating (it)?" zoom
Sher Ali The chief men of his people who were arrogant said, `Assuredly we will drive thee out, O Shu'aib, and the believers that are with thee from our town, or you shall return to our religion.' He said, `Even though we be unwilling? zoom
Rashad Khalifa The arrogant leaders among his people said, "We will evict you, O Shu`aib, together with those who believed with you, from our town, unless you revert to our religion." He said, "Are you going to force us? zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) The proud Chiefs of his people said, 'O Shoaib, we swear that we will drive you out and the Muslims who are with you from our town or you come back to our faith'. He said. What, even though we hate it? zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar The chiefs who considered themselves strong and great among his people said, `We will certainly turn you O Shu`aib! and also those who believe with you, out of our township or else you (all) shall have to revert to our creed.' He said, `What! (shall we be forced to accept your creed) even though we are unwilling (at heart)? zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri The rebellious and arrogant chiefs and the affluent of his people said: ‘O Shu‘ayb, we shall in any case drive you out of our town and those who, in your company, have embraced faith, or else you shall have to return to our religion.’ Shu‘ayb said: ‘Even though we despise (to return to your religion)? zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali The chiefs of those who were arrogant among his people said: "We shall certainly drive you out, O Shuaib, and those who have believed with you from our town, or else you (all) shall return to our religion." He said: "Even though we hate it! zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry Said the Council of those of his people who waxed proud, 'We will surely expel thee, O Shuaib, and those who believe with thee, from our city, unless you return into our creed.' He said, 'What, even though we detest it? zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Said the crowd of those who were big with pride amongst His people, 'We will of a surety turn thee out, O Shohaib! and those who believe with thee, from our village; or else thou shalt return unto our faith.' Said he, 'What even if we be averse therefrom? zoom
George Sale The chief men of his people who were arrogant said, 'Assuredly we will drive thee out, O Shu'aib, and the believers that are with thee from our town, or you shall return to our religion.' He said, 'Even though we be unwilling? zoom
John Medows Rodwell Said the chiefs of his people puffed up with pride, "We will surely banish thee, O Shoaib, and thy fellow-believers from our cities, unless indeed ye shall come back to our religion." "What!" said he, "though we abhor it? zoom
N J Dawood (2014) The haughty elders of his tribe said: ‘Return to our fold, Shu‘aib, or we will banish you from our city, you and all your followers.‘ ‘Even though we are averse to it?‘ he said. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Said the great ones among his people, who gloried in their arrogance: “We shall indeed expel you, Shu`ayb, and your fellow believers from our land unless you return to our fold.” He said: “Even though we are unwilling? zoom
Ahmed Hulusi The leaders among the people (of Shuayb) who were arrogant said, “O Shuayb! Surely we will evict you and those who are with you from our city, or you must turn to the religion of our fathers”... (Shuayb said) “Even if we are unwilling?” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli The chiefs of the arrogant among his people said:� We will surely expel you, O Shu�ayb, and those who believe with you from our town, unless you return into our creed. � He (Shu�ayb) said: � what, even though we dislike (it) ? � zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim But the extravagant in their accounts of themselves among his people in whose hearts reigned vices, follies and falsehood said to him: "We will oust you of our town together with those who have followed you, and drive all of you away unless you desert your system of faith and worship in favour of ours". There, Shu'aib said: "Even though, with execrations, do we detest your system and shrink from it with horror! " zoom
Mir Aneesuddin The leaders of those who considered themselves great form among his people said, "We will definitely send you out form our city, O Shuaib, and (also) those who believe with you or else you should return to our religious dictates." He said, " Even though we dislike it? zoom

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