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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 247


  • وَقَالَ
  • لَهُمْ
  • نَبِيُّهُمْ
  • إِنَّ
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • قَدْ
  • بَعَثَ
  • لَكُمْ
  • طَالُوتَ
  • مَلِكًا
  • ۚ
  • قَالُوٓا۟
  • أَنَّىٰ
  • يَكُونُ
  • لَهُ
  • ٱلْمُلْكُ
  • عَلَيْنَا
  • وَنَحْنُ
  • أَحَقُّ
  • بِٱلْمُلْكِ
  • مِنْهُ
  • وَلَمْ
  • يُؤْتَ
  • سَعَةً
  • مِّنَ
  • ٱلْمَالِ
  • ۚ
  • قَالَ
  • إِنَّ
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • ٱصْطَفَىٰهُ
  • عَلَيْكُمْ
  • وَزَادَهُۥ
  • بَسْطَةً
  • فِى
  • ٱلْعِلْمِ
  • وَٱلْجِسْمِ
  • ۖ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • يُؤْتِى
  • مُلْكَهُۥ
  • مَن
  • يَشَآءُ
  • ۚ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • وَٰسِعٌ
  • عَلِيمٌ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: And their prophet said to them: Surely Allah has raised Talut to be a king over you. They said: How can he hold kingship over us while we have a greater right to kingship than he, and he has not been granted an abundance of wealth? He said: Surely Allah has chosen him in preference to you, and He has increased him abundantly in knowledge and physique, and Allah grants His kingdom to whom He pleases, and Allah is Amplegiving, Knowing.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Their Prophet said to them: "Allah hath appointed Talut as king over you." They said: "How can he exercise authority over us when we are better fitted than he to exercise authority, and he is not even gifted, with wealth in abundance?" He said: "Allah hath Chosen him above you, and hath gifted him abundantly with knowledge and bodily prowess: Allah Granteth His authority to whom He pleaseth. Allah careth for all, and He knoweth all things."
  • M.Pickthall: Their Prophet said unto them: Lo! Allah hath raised up Saul to be a king for you. They said: How can he have kingdom over us when we are more deserving of the kingdom than he is, since he hath not been given wealth enough? He said: Lo! Allah hath chosen him above you, and hath increased him abundantly in wisdom and stature. Allah bestoweth His Sovereignty on whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: And their Prophet (of God) said to them, `Verily, Allâh has appointed Tâlût (- Saul) to be a controlling authority over you.´ They said, `How can he have sovereignty over us, whereas we are better entitled to sovereignty than he, and he has not been given abundance of wealth?´ He (- their Prophet of God) replied, `Surely, Allâh has chosen him above you and He has given him a vast deal of knowledge and of bodily strength.´ And Allâh gives His sovereignty to whom He wills, for Allâh is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: And their prophet said to them: Surely Allah has raised Saul to be a king over you. They said: How can he have kingdom over us while we have a greater right to kingdom than he, and he has not been granted abundance of wealth? He said: Surely Allah has chosen him above you, and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and physique. And Allah grants His kingdom to whom He please. And Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.