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Muhammad Asad
[It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
It is to free a slave;
Safi Kaskas
It is to free a slave,

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Arabic
فَكُّ رَقَبَة
Transliteration
Fakku raqabatin
Transliteration-2
fakku raqabati
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
(It is) freeing a neck,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
[It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin]
M. M. Pickthall
(It is) to free a slave
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
(It is:) freeing the bondman
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
It is to free a slave;
Safi Kaskas
It is to free a slave,
Wahiduddin Khan
It is the freeing of a slave
Shakir
(It is) the setting free of a slave
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
It is the liberating of a bondsperson
T.B.Irving
[It means] redeeming the captive,
Abdul Hye
(It is) the freeing of a neck (slave from bondage);
The Study Quran
[It is] the freeing of a slave
Dr. Kamal Omar
It is freeing or getting freed one (human) neck from (any sort of) enslavement
Farook Malik
It is the freeing of a neck (slave) from bondage
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
The freeing of a slave
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
It is the freeing of a slave, (Literally: the untying of a neck
Muhammad Sarwar
It is the setting free of a slav
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
(It is) freeing of the neck of a slave
Shabbir Ahmed
- Freeing others from bondage, physical or mental, and from any social, economic or political oppression. (Freeing the neck includes all the above meanings plus striving to establish the Divine System wherein the only Master is Allah's Law)
Dr. Munir Munshey
(It is) freeing slaves
Syed Vickar Ahamed
(It is) freeing the slave
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
It is the freeing of a slav
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
The freeing of slaves
Abdel Haleem
It is to free a slave
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
It is freeing the neck
Ahmed Ali
To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery)
Aisha Bewley
It is freeing a slave
Ali Ünal
It is the freeing of a bondsman (a slave or a captive)
Ali Quli Qara'i
[It is] the freeing of a slave
Hamid S. Aziz
It is freeing captives (or prisoners, slaves, the restricted or bound)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
(It is) freeing a slave
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
It is freeing the captive
Musharraf Hussain
It is to free a slave,
Maududi
It is freeing someone´s neck from slavery
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
The freeing of slaves.
Mohammad Shafi
Freeing a slave

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
It is the freeing of the neck of a bondman.
Rashad Khalifa
The freeing of slaves
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
(It is) the freeing of a slave
Maulana Muhammad Ali
(It is) to free a slave
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Releasing/freeing a neck/person/slave
Bijan Moeinian
…. what type of actions will put the man in the right path,…
Faridul Haque
The freeing of a slave
Sher Ali
It is the freeing of a slave
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
It is freeing a neck (from slavery and subjugation)
Amatul Rahman Omar
(It is) the freeing of a captive (from the bondage of slavery, debt and other afflictions)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
(It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
The freeing of a slave
George Sale
It is to free the captive
Edward Henry Palmer
It is freeing captives
John Medows Rodwell
It is to ransom the captive
N J Dawood (2014)
It is the freeing of a slave

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
It is giving freedom to the enslaved.
Sayyid Qutb
It is the freeing of a slave,
Ahmed Hulusi
It is to liberate from slavery (to free consciousness from its enslavement to the body)!
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)
"It is to free a slave,"
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
It is the freeing of a slave
Mir Aneesuddin
Freeing a slave,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
(It is:) freeing the bondman
OLD Literal Word for Word
(It is) freeing a neck