Quran surah Hud 116 (QS 11: 116) in arabic and english translation

Alquran english Hud 116 (arabic: سورة هود) revealed Meccan surah Hud (Hud) arabic and english translation by
  1. Sahih International
  2. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan
  3. Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
  4. Abdullah Yusuf Ali
  5. Mohammad Habib Shakir
  6. Dr. Ghali
  7. Ali Unal
  8. Amatul Rahman Omar
  9. Literal
  10. Ahmed Ali
  11. A. J. Arberry
  12. Abdul Majid Daryabadi
  13. Maulana Mohammad Ali
  14. Muhammad Sarwar
  15. Hamid Abdul Aziz
  16. Faridul Haque
  17. Talal Itani
  18. Ahmed Raza Khan
  19. Wahiduddin Khan
  20. Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
  21. Ali Quli Qarai
  22. Hasan al-Fatih Qaribullah and Ahmad Darwish
Hud is 11 surah (chapter) of the Quran, with 123 verses (ayat). this is QS 11:116 english translate.

Quran surah Hud 116 image and Transliteration

quran image Hud116 Falawla kana mina alqurooni min qablikum oloo baqiyyatin yanhawna AAani alfasadi fee alardi illa qaleelan mimman anjayna minhum waittabaAAa allatheena thalamoo ma otrifoo feehi wakanoo mujrimeena  

Quran surah Hud 116 in arabic text

فَلَوْلَا كَانَ مِنَ الْقُرُونِ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ أُولُو بَقِيَّةٍ يَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْفَسَادِ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِمَّنْ أَنْجَيْنَا مِنْهُمْ ۗ وَاتَّبَعَ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مَا أُتْرِفُوا فِيهِ وَكَانُوا مُجْرِمِينَ

Quran surah Hud 116 in english translation

Sahih International

(11:116) So why were there not among the generations before you those of enduring discrimination forbidding corruption on earth – except a few of those We saved from among them? But those who wronged pursued what luxury they were given therein, and they were criminals.

Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan,

(11:116) If only there had been among the generations before you, persons having wisdom, prohibiting (others) from Al-Fasad (disbelief, polytheism, and all kinds of crimes and sins) in the earth, except a few of those whom We saved from among them. Those who did wrong pursued the enjoyment of good things of (this worldly) life, and were Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in Allah, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

(11:116) If only there had been among the generations before you men possessing a remnant (of good sense) to warn (their people) from corruption in the earth, as did a few of those whom We saved from them! The wrong-doers followed that by which they were made sapless, and were guilty.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali

(11:116) Why were there not, among the generations before you, persons possessed of balanced good sense, prohibiting (men) from mischief in the earth – except a few among them whom We saved (from harm)? But the wrong-doers pursued the enjoyment of the good things of life which were given them, and persisted in sin.

Mohammad Habib Shakir

(11:116) But why were there not among the generations before you those possessing understanding, who should have forbidden the making of mischief in the earth, except a few of those whom We delivered from among them? And those who were unjust went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they were guilty.

Dr. Ghali

(11:116) So, if only there been of the generations even before you, (remaining nations) endowed with (i.e; of understanding) forbidding corruption in the land-only a few of them whom We delivered. And the ones who did injustice closely followed whatever luxury they were made to live in; and they were criminals.

Ali Unal

(11:116) If only there had been among the generations before you (of whom some We destroyed) people with lasting qualities (such as faith, knowledge, virtue, and good deeds, whose goal was what is lasting with God, the eternal life of the Hereafter, and) who would warn against disorder and corruption on earth! Among them only a few, included among those whom We saved, did this. But those who did wrong (against God by associating partners with Him, and against people by violating their rights) were lost in the pursuit of pleasures without scruples, and were criminals committed to accumulating sins.

Amatul Rahman Omar

(11:116) Why, then, were there not among the generations that preceded you persons possessed of excellence who would forbid the perpetration of evil in the land. But there were only a few of those (who acted righteously and) whom We had saved from among them. And (all others) who had committed wrong pursued that (wanton) ease and plenty they were afforded with (and this led to their rebellion and disobedience), and they became those who cut off their ties (with Allâh).

Literal

(11:116) So where it not for (owners) of a remainder/remnant , from the generations/centuries from before you, (who were) forbidding/preventing from the corruption in the earth/Planet Earth, except a few from whom We saved/rescued from them

Ahmed Ali

(11:116) If only there had been men endued with virtue in the ages before you, who could preserve men from doing evil in the world, other than the few We saved from among them. Those who were wicked followed that which made them dissolute, and became sinners.

A. J. Arberry

(11:116) Or if there had been, of the generations before you, men of a remainder forbidding corruption in the earth — except a few of those whom We delivered of them; but the evildoers followed the ease they were given to exult in and became sinners.

Abdul Majid Daryabadi

(11:116) Why were there not of the generations before you owner of wisdom restraining others from corruption on the earth, except a few of those whom We delivered from amongst them! And those who did wrong followed that in which they luxuriated, and they had been sinners.

Maulana Mohammad Ali

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Muhammad Sarwar

(11:116) Why were there no people of understanding among those people of the destroyed towns of the past except for a few, whom we saved from destruction, to prevent people from committing evil in the land? The unjust among them indulged in worldly pleasures and so became guilty.

Hamid Abdul Aziz

(11:116) And be you patient, for Allah wastes not the wages of those who do good.

Faridul Haque

(11:116) So why were not there some people, from the generations before you, who had some goodness remaining in them in order to prevent (others) from causing turmoil in the earth? Except a few among them – the very ones whom We had rescued

Talal Itani

(11:116) If only there were, among the generations before you, people with wisdom, who spoke against corruption on earth—except for the few whom We saved. But the wrongdoers pursued the luxuries they were indulged in, and thus became guilty.

Ahmed Raza Khan

(11:116) So why were not there some people, from the generations before you, who had some goodness remaining in them in order to prevent (others) from causing turmoil in the earth? Except a few among them – the very ones whom We had rescued; and the unjust remained pursuing what they were given, and they were guilty.

Wahiduddin Khan

(11:116) Why, then, were there not among the generations before you upright men who would speak out against the [spread of] corruption on earth — except for the few whom We saved? But the wrongdoers pursued their worldly pleasures and thus became guilty.

Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

(11:116) If only there had been among the generations before you persons having wisdom, prohibiting (others) from Fasad (corruption) in the earth, except a few of those whom We saved from among them! Those who did wrong pursued the enjoyment of good things of (this worldly) life, and were criminals.

Ali Quli Qarai

(11:116) Why were there not among the generations before you a remnant [of the wise] who might forbid corruption in the earth, except a few of those whom We delivered from among them? Those who were wrongdoers pursued that in which they had been granted affluence, and they were a guilty lot.

Hasan al-Fatih Qaribullah and Ahmad Darwish

(11:116) If (only) there had been except for a few among them whom We saved among the generations that have gone before you, some that remained forbidding corruption in the land, but the wrongdoers pursued the ease they had been given to delight in and became sinners.   That is translated surah Hud ayat 116 (QS 11: 116) in arabic and english text, may be useful. 

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