Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran - 5:103
al-Ma'idah - The Table, The Table Spread
Verse: 5 : 103

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al-Ma'idah (The Table, The Table Spread)

5:103 ماجعل الله من بحيرة ولاسائبة ولاوصيلة ولاحام ولكن الذين كفروا يفترون على الله الكذب واكثرهم لايعقلون


TransliterationMa jaAAala Allahu min baheeratin wala sa-ibatin wala waseelatin wala hamin walakinna allatheena kafaroo yaftaroona AAala Allahi alkathiba waaktharuhum la yaAAqiloona
LiteralGod did not make/create from a female camel in Pre-Islamic paganism whose ears were split after five deliveries and left to roam alone for their idols and of no benefit to man , and nor a female camel in Pre-Islamic paganism which gave birth to ten female litters and left to roam and feed freely and forbidden from use , and nor a female camel who gave birth seven times and was left to roam and not be slaughtered , and nor a male camel who fathered ten deliveries and was left to roam without benefit to man , and but those who disbelieved they fabricate on God the lies/falsehood, and most of them do not reason/understand/comprehend. (DISCREPANCY EXISTS ABOUT THE PRECEDING BOLD TERM)

Yusuf AliIt was not Allah who instituted (superstitions like those of) a slit-ear she-camel, or a she-camel let loose for free pasture, or idol sacrifices for twin-births in animals, or stallion-camels freed from work: It is blasphemers who invent a lie against Allah; but most of them lack wisdom.
PickthalAllah hath not appointed anything in the nature of a Bahirah or a Sa'ibah or a Wasilah or a Hami, but those who disbelieve invent a lie against Allah. Most of them have no sense.
Arberry God has not appointed cattle dedicated to idols, such as Bahira, Sa'iba, Wasila, Hami; but the unbelievers forge against God falsehood, and most of them have no understanding.
ShakirAllah has not ordained (the making of) a bahirah or a saibah or a wasilah or a hami but those who disbelieve fabricate a lie against Allah, and most of them do not understand.
SarwarGod has not instituted the rites of Bahirah, Sa'ibah, Wasilah, nor of Hami (names of certain animals that the pagans would offer as sacrifice). It is the pagans who have attributed falsehood to God. Many of them have no understanding.
KhalifaGOD did not prohibit livestock that begets certain combinations of males and females, nor livestock liberated by an oath, nor the one that begets two males in a row, nor the bull that fathers ten. It is the disbelievers who invented such lies about GOD. Most of them do not understand.
Hilali/KhanAllah has not instituted things like Baheerah (a shecamel whose milk was spared for the idols and nobody was allowed to milk it) or a Saibah (a shecamel let loose for free pasture for their false gods, e.g. idols, etc., and nothing was allowed to be carried on it), or a Waseelah (a shecamel set free for idols because it has given birth to a shecamel at its first delivery and then again gives birth to a shecamel at its second delivery) or a Ham (a stallioncamel freed from work for their idols, after it had finished a number of copulations assigned for it, all these animals were liberated in honour of idols as practised by pagan Arabs in the preIslamic period). But those who disbelieve invent lies against Allah, and most of them have no understanding.
H/K/SaheehAllah has not appointed [such innovations as] ba˙irah or saÔ ibah or wa┬žilah or ˙am. But those who disbelieve invent falsehood about Allah, and most of them do not reason.
MalikAllah did not institute superstitions like those of a slit-ear she-camel or a she-camel let loose for free pasture or idol sacrifices for twin-births in animals or stallion-camels freed from work; this lie is invented by the unbelievers against Allah, and most of them lack understanding.[103]
QXPAllah did not ordain that certain kinds of cattle and other livestock be marked out, assigned names, and set aside from human use or consumption. Disbelievers invented such superstitions and attributed them to Allah. Most of them do not use their intellect.
Maulana AliAllah has not ordained a bahirah or a saĺibah or a wasilah or a hami, but those who disbelieve fabricate a lie against Allah. And most of them understand not.
Free MindsGod did not institute any combination of livestock, nor livestock liberated for oaths, nor ones that give twin births, nor a stallion freed from work; but the people who rejected invented lies to God, and most of them do not understand.
Qaribullah Allah has not made cattle, a slit eared shecamel, nor a freely grazing shecamel, nor a shecamel that bore twins, nor an uncastrated camel (dedicated to idols), but those who disbelieve invent lies against Allah. Most of them do not understand.

George SaleGod hath not ordained any thing concerning Bahira, nor Saiba, nor Wasila, nor Hami; but the unbelievers have invented a lie against God: And the greater part of them do not understand.
JM RodwellGod hath not ordained anything on the subject. of Bahira, or Sa´ba, or Wasila, or Hami; but the unbelievers have invented this lie against God: and most of them had no understanding.

AsadIT IS NOT of God's ordaining that certain kinds of AL-MA' IDAH SCRAH cattle should be marked out by superstition and set aside from the use of man;"4 yet those who are bent on denying the truth attribute their own lying inventions to God. And most of them never use their reason:


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