|Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Translation
||Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall's
|016.001. (Inevitable) cometh (to pass) the Command of God: seek ye not then to hasten it: Glory to Him, and far is He above having the partners they ascribe unto Him!
||016.001. The commandment of Allah will come to pass, so seek not ye to hasten it. Glorified and Exalted be He above all that they associate (with Him).
|016.002. He doth send down His angels with inspiration of His Command, to such of His servants as He pleaseth, (saying): "Warn (Man) that there is no god but I: so do your duty unto Me."
||016.002. He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He will of His bondmen, (saying): Warn mankind that there is no God save Me, so keep your duty unto Me.
|016.003. He has created the heavens and the earth for just ends: Far is He above having the partners they ascribe to Him!
||016.003. He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. High be He Exalted above all that they associate (with Him).
|016.004. He has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer!
||016.004. He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! he is an open opponent.
|016.005. And cattle He has created for you (men): from them ye derive warmth, and numerous benefits, and of their (meat) ye eat.
||016.005. And the cattle hath He created, whence ye have warm clothing and uses, and whereof ye eat;
|016.006. And ye have a sense of pride and beauty in them as ye drive them home in the evening, and as ye lead them forth to pasture in the morning.
||016.006. And wherein is beauty for you, when ye bring them home, and when ye take them out to pasture.
|016.007. And they carry your heavy loads to lands that ye could not (otherwise) reach except with souls distressed: for your Lord is indeed Most Kind, Most Merciful,
||016.007. And they bear your loads for you unto a land ye could not reach save with great trouble to yourselves. Lo! your Lord is Full of Pity, Merciful.
|016.008. And (He has created) horses, mules, and donkeys, for you to ride and use for show; and He has created (other) things of which ye have no knowledge.
||016.008. And horses and mules and asses (hath He created) that ye may ride them, and for ornament. And He createth that which ye know not.
|016.009. And unto God leads straight the Way, but there are ways that turn aside: if God had willed, He could have guided all of you.
||016.009. And Allah's is the direction of the way, and some (roads) go not straight. And had He willed He would have led you all aright.
|016.010. It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle.
||016.010. He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture.