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AYAH Nuh 71:4 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic يَغْفِرْ لَكُم مِّن ذُنُوبِكُمْ وَيُؤَخِّرْكُمْ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى إِنَّ أَجَلَ اللَّهِ إِذَا جَاءَ لَا يُؤَخَّرُ لَوْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ zoom
Transliteration Yaghfir lakum min thunoobikum wayu-akhkhirkum ila ajalin musamman inna ajala Allahi itha jaa la yu-akhkharu law kuntum taAAlamoona zoom
Transliteration-2 yaghfir lakum min dhunūbikum wayu-akhir'kum ilā ajalin musamman inna ajala l-lahi idhā jāa lā yu-akharu law kuntum taʿlamūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 He will forgive for you [of] your sins and give you for a term specified. Indeed, (the) term, (of) Allah, when it comes not is delayed, if you know." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad so that He may forgive you some of your sins, and grant you respite until a term known [to Him alone]: but, behold, when the term appointed by God does come, it can never be put back - if you but knew it!" zoom
M. M. Pickthall That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but knew. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) "So He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a stated Term: for when the Term given by Allah is accomplished, it cannot be put forward: if ye only knew." zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) "So He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a stated Term: for when the Term given by God is accomplished, it cannot be put forward: if ye only knew." zoom
Shakir He will forgive you some of your faults and grant you a delay to an appointed term; surely the term of Allah when it comes is not postponed; did you but know! zoom
Wahiduddin Khan He will forgive your sins and will grant you respite till an appointed time. When the time appointed by God arrives, it cannot be postponed, if you only knew. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar He forgives you some of your impieties and postpones for you a term, that which is determined. Truly, when the term of God drew near, it will not be postponed if you had been but knowing. zoom
T.B.Irving He will forgive some of your offences for you and postpone things for you until a specific deadline. God´s deadline will never be postponed once it comes, if you only realized it." zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab He will forgive your sins, and delay your end until the appointed time. Indeed, when the time set by Allah comes, it cannot be delayed, if only you knew!” zoom
Safi Kaskas God will forgive you of your sins, and reprieve you until an appointed time. When God's appointed time arrives it cannot be postponed, if you only knew.' " zoom
Abdul Hye  (If you do so) He will forgive you of your sins and give you respite for an appointed term. Surely, the term of Allah when it comes, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.” zoom
The Study Quran that He may forgive you some of your sins and grant you reprieve until a term appointed. Truly when the term of God comes, it will not be delayed, if you but knew.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) "He shall forgive your sins and delay you to a predetermined time. When God's time comes, then it cannot be delayed, if you know." zoom
Abdel Haleem He will forgive you your sins and spare you until your appointed time––when God’s appointed time arrives it cannot be postponed. If only you understood!’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi He will forgive you your sins, and will defer you to an appointed term. Verily the term of Allah when it cometh shall not be deferred, if ye but knew. zoom
Ahmed Ali That He may forgive some of your sins and prolong your term till an appointed time. Surely when God's appointed time is come it will not be put off, if only you knew! zoom
Aisha Bewley He will forgive you your wrong actions and defer you until a specified time. When Allah´s time comes it cannot be deferred, if you only knew.´ zoom
Ali Ünal "So that He may forgive you your sins (which you have committed so far) and grant you respite until a term appointed by Him (instead of destroying you because of your sins). The term appointed by God, when it comes, is never deferred. If you but knew!" zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i that He may forgive you some of your sins and respite you until a specified time. Indeed when Allah’s [appointed] time comes, it cannot be deferred, should you know.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz "He will forgive you some of your faults and grant you a delay for an appointed term; surely the term of Allah when it comes is not postponed; did you but know? zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali He will forgive you (some) of your guilty deeds and defer you to a stated term; surely the term of Allah, when it comes, cannot be deferred, if you (only) know." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar He will forgive your sins and give you a respite for an appointed time. When the time which God has appointed arrives, none will be able to postpone it. Would that you knew this!" zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani and Allah will forgive you your sins, and will respite you to an appointed term. Indeed when Allah‘s term comes, it is not deferred, if you only know!. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed He will then protect you from the detriment of trailing behind in humanity and respite you until a term appointed. Behold, when the term appointed by Allah comes, it cannot be delayed - if you but knew this (Law)." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed "So He will forgive you your sins and give you relief for a fixed (and written) time: Verily, when the time is finished by Allah it cannot be put forward (changed or altered): If you only knew:" zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Allah will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allah , when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew.' " zoom
Farook Malik If you will do so, He will forgive you your sins and give you respite for an appointed term. The fact is that when the term given by Allah arrives, it cannot be deferred. If you could understand!" zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey "He will forgive your sins and grant you respite for a specified time. Indeed, once that time arrives, the decree of Allah cannot be delayed. If you only knew!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar He will forgive you of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Surely, the term specified by Allah — when it has approached — it is not postponed if you had been knowing (these facts).” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And He will forgive you of your sins, and reprieve you until a stated term. God's term cannot be deferred once it has arrived, if you only knew.' zoom
Maududi He will forgive your sins and will grant you respite until an appointed term. Indeed when Allah´s appointed term comes, it cannot be deferred; if you only knew!" zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad He forgives you of your sins and He postpones you for a limited period. Indeed when God's appointed time comes, it is not postponed if you knew. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) “So that He may forgive you your sins, and give you respite for a stated term, for when the term given by God is accomplished, it cannot be delayed, if you only knew.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) "He shall forgive your sins and delay you to a predetermined time. When the time of God comes, then it cannot be delayed, if you know." zoom
Mohammad Shafi "HE will forgive you some of your sins, and give you respite till an appointed time. When the Allah appointed time comes, it cannot be deferred, if only you knew!" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian By doing so God will forgive some of your sins and will give you enough time to redeem your soul. Know that when the day comes, God will not postpone it. zoom
Faridul Haque “He will forgive you some of your sins, and give you respite up to an appointed term; indeed the promise of Allah cannot be averted when it arrives; if only you knew.” zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah He will forgive you your sins and respite you till an appointed term. When the term of Allah arrives it cannot be deferred; if you but knew. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali He will forgive you some of your sins and grant you respite to an appointed term. Surely the term of Allah, when it comes, is not postponed. Did you but know! zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira He forgives for you from your crimes, and He delays you to a named/identified (specified) term/time, that truly God's term/time if (it) came (it) does not be delayed, if you were knowing . zoom
Sher Ali `HE will forgive you your sins and grant you respite till an appointed time.' Verily, the time appointed by ALLAH cannot be put off when it comes, if only you knew. zoom
Rashad Khalifa "He will then forgive you your sins and respite you for a predetermined period. Most assuredly, GOD's appointment can never be delayed, once it is due, if you only knew." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) He will forgive some of your sins and grant you respite till an appointed time. Undoubtedly, the promise of Allah cannot be deferred when it comes. Any how you would have known. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar `(If you do so,) He will protect you from (the commitment of sins and also the punishment of) your sins. And (by prolonging your lives) He will grant you reprieve till an appointed term. Verily, the time (of the divine decree) appointed by Allah cannot be held back once it falls due. If only you had been possessor of true knowledge (you would have known this).' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri He will forgive your sins and will give you respite till an appointed term. Surely, when (the appointed) time of Allah comes, then respite is not given if only you knew.’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali "He (Allah) will forgive you of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Verily, the term of Allah when it comes, cannot be delayed, if you but knew." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry and He will forgive you your sins, and defer you to a stated term; God's term, when it comes, cannot be deferred, did you but know."' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer He will pardon you your sins, and will defer you unto an appointed time; verily, God's appointed time when it comes will not be deferred, did ye but know!' zoom
George Sale He will forgive you part of your sins, and will grant you respite until a determined time: For God's determined time, when it cometh, shall not be deferred; if ye were men of understanding, ye would know this. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Your sins will He forgive you, and respite you till the fixed Time; for when God's fixed Time hath come, it shall not be put back. Would that ye knew this!" zoom
N J Dawood (2014) He will forgive you some of your sins and give you respite to an appointed time. When God‘s time is come, none shall put it back. Would you but knew!‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim "He forgives you your iniquities, extends your period of duration, and He cancels your misfortunes and your punishment", " for when Allah's fixed date for punishment is due, it shall not be postponed ever, if only you knew". zoom
Mir Aneesuddin He will (for give and) protect you from your sins and give you time till an appointed term. When the term of Allah comes (to an end), it will certainly not be postponed, had you but known.” zoom

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