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Muhammad Asad   
even though we may have become [a heap of] crumbling bones?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
even after we have been reduced to decayed bones?”
Safi Kaskas   
After we have turned into decayed bones?

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Arabic   
أَإِذَا كُنَّا عِظَامًا نَخِرَةً
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a-idhā kunnā ʿiẓāman nakhiratan
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What! When we are bones decayed?"
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What! ˹after˺ When we have become decayed bones

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
even though we may have become [a heap of] crumbling bones?"
M. M. Pickthall   
Even after we are crumbled bones
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
"What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
even after we have been reduced to decayed bones?”
Wahiduddin Khan   
even after we have turned into decayed bones
Safi Kaskas   
After we have turned into decayed bones?
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
when we had been crumbled bones?
T.B.Irving   
once we are crumbled bones?"
Shakir   
What! when we are rotten bones
Abdul Hye   
when we will become crumbled bones?”
The Study Quran   
What! When we have become decayed bones?
Talal Itani & AI (2024)   
Even after we’ve become crumbling bones?”
Talal Itani (2012)   
When we have become hollow bones?'
Dr. Kamal Omar   
What! Even when we are bones, rotten and decomposed?”
Dr. Munir Munshey   
"Even after we are (just) crumbling bones?"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
"What! When we shall have become rotten bones
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Even if we should be decayed bones
M. Farook Malik   
when we shall have become hollow bones?"
Muhammad Sarwar   
after we have become bones and dust?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Is it when we are turned into decayed bones?
Shabbir Ahmed   
"Shall we ever weaken to skeletal strength?"
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Even when we are decayed bones?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
"Even after we were crumbled bones"
Abdel Haleem   
after we have turned into decayed bones?’ and they say
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
When we have become bones decayed
Ahmed Ali   
After having turned to carious bones?"
Aisha Bewley   
when we have become perished, worm-eaten bones?´
Ali Ünal   
"Will we when we have become bones rotten and crumbled away?"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
What, when we have been decayed bones?!’
Hamid S. Aziz   
"What! When we are rotten bones?"
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
“What, when we will have become decayed bones?
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
even when we are decomposed bones?”
Musharraf Hussain   
when we are rotten bones?”
Maududi   
even after we have been reduced to bones, hollow and rotten?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
"Even after we were crumbled bones?"
Mohammad Shafi   
"Even when we are crumbled bones!?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
What' even when we shall be rotten bones"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
even after we are fragmented bones?
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
What! After we are rotten bones
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Is (it that) if we were decayed/decomposed bones
Bijan Moeinian   
“Who would ever thought that our rotten bones will be re-created again?”
Faridul Haque   
“When we have become decayed bones?”
Rashad Khalifa   
"How did this happen after we had turned into rotten bones?"
Sher Ali   
`What ! even when we are rotten bones?
Amatul Rahman Omar   
`Shall it be (even) when we are (reduced to) hollow bones?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
(Shall we be given life even) when we shall have become rotten (hollow) bones?
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
"Even after we are crumbled bones?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
N J Dawood (2014)   
--(translation missing in source)-
Arthur John Arberry   
What, when we are bones old and wasted?
George Sale   
After we shall have become rotten bones, shall we be again raised to life
Edward Henry Palmer   
What! when we are rotten bones?
John Medows Rodwell   
What! when we have become rotten bones?"

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Fode Drame   
Even when we have become bones decomposed”
Munir Mezyed   
How can this possibly happen after we have become decayed bones?’
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher   
When we were decayed bones?
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
“Really! Even when we are decayed bones?”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
once we are crumbled bones?"
Samy Mahdy   
Was it if we were like decayed bones?”
Sayyid Qutb   
even though we have become [no more than] hollow bones?'
Ahmed Hulusi   
“Even after we have become decayed and scattered bones?”
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
even after we are crumbled bones
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
What! when we shall have become rotten hones
Mir Aneesuddin   
even when we have become rotten bones?”
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
They cannot perceive how! "when bones disintegrate!"
The Wise Quran   
When we are decayed bones?'

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
"What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
OLD Literal Word for Word   
What! When we are bones decayed?
OLD Transliteration   
A-itha kunna AAithaman nakhiratan