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AYAH Ibrahim 14:26 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَمَثَلُ كَلِمَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ كَشَجَرَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ اجْتُثَّتْ مِن فَوْقِ الْأَرْضِ مَا لَهَا مِن قَرَارٍ zoom
Transliteration Wamathalu kalimatin khabeethatin kashajaratin khabeethatin ijtuththat min fawqi al-ardi ma laha min qararin zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  And (the) example (of) a word evil (is) like a tree evil, uprooted from the surface (of) the earth, not for it (is) any stability. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And the parable of a corrupt word is that of a corrupt tree, torn up [from its roots] onto the face of the earth, wholly unable to endure. zoom
M. M. Pickthall And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, uprooted from upon the earth, possessing no stability. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) And the parable of an evil Word is that of an evil tree: It is torn up by the root from the surface of the earth: it has no stability. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) And the parable of an evil Word is that of an evil tree: It is torn up by the root from the surface of the earth: it has no stability. zoom
Shakir And the parable of an evil word is as an evil tree pulled up from the earth's surface; it has no stability. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan but an evil word is like an evil tree torn out of the earth; it has no foothold. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And the parable of a bad word is that of a bad tree, that was uprooted from above the earth, so it has no stability. zoom
T.B.Irving A bad word may be compared to a bad tree: it will be uprooted from the face of the earth; it has no foothold. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab  And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree, uprooted from the earth, having no stability. zoom
Safi Kaskas While the metaphor of a corrupt word is that of a rotten tree, uprooted from the face of the earth, unable to stand. zoom
[Al-Muntakhab] Whereas an evil word stands similitude exact of an evil tree; it may flourish to begin with but soon enough it is uprooted from the soil and the surface of the earth. Its roots being loosely implanted, it does not have the strength to grow erect nor does it eventually grow at all. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And the example of a bad word is like a tree which has been uprooted from the surface of the Earth, it has nowhere to settle. zoom
Abdel Haleem but an evil word is like a rotten tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, with no power to endure. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And the similitude of the foul word is as a foul tree, uprooted from upon the earth, and there is for it no stability. zoom
Ahmed Ali An evil act is like a rotten tree torn out of the earth with no (base or) firmness. zoom
Aisha Bewley The metaphor of a corrupt word is that of a rotten tree, uprooted on the surface of the earth. It has no staying-power. zoom
Ali Ünal And the parable of a corrupt word is that of a corrupt tree uprooted from upon the earth, having no constancy. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i And the parable of a bad word is that of a bad tree: uprooted from the ground, it has no stability. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, which is felled from above the earth, possessing no stability. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And the similitude of a wicked word is as a wicked tree: uprooted from above the earth; in no way does it have any stability. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar An evil word is compared to an evil tree with no firm roots in the land and thus has no stability. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani And the parable of a bad word is like a bad tree, removed from the top of the soil, having no firm root. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed And the example of an evil ideology is that of a bad tree that gets easily uprooted from the surface of the earth, and it has no stability. (It is neither firmly rooted, nor reaches any heights). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And the parable of an evil word is like that of an evil tree: It is pulled up by the root (see 15.34) from the surface of the earth; It cannot be stable (alive). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability. zoom
Farook Malik But the example of an evil word is that of an evil tree which is torn out from the earth and has no stability. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey And the parable of the evil words is like a repulsive diseased tree. It is uprooted from the land and has no stability! zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And the example of an evil word is like that of an evil tree, which is uprooted from the surface of the earth (and) which has no chance to get firm (in the soil and survive). zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And the example of Kalimatin Khabisatin (undesirable committal): like an evil and undesirable tree; it got uprooted from (its loose grip) on the surface of the earth. There is not for it any stability. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And the parable of a bad word is that of a bad tree—it is uprooted from the ground; it has no stability. zoom
Bilal Muhammad (2013 Edition) And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree. It is torn up by the roots from the surface of the earth. It has no stability.  zoom
Maududi And the example of an evil word is that of an evil tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, wholly unable to endure. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Example of a bad word is like a bad tree which is uprooted from the surface of the earth and is has no stability. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Andthe example of a bad word is like a tree which has been uprooted from the surface of the earth, it has nowhere to settle. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And the example of a bad word is a bad tree which can easily be uprooted from the earth's surface; it has no stability. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian As to the “Evil Word” (opposite of the Pure word), it is like a tree that has no root (essence) to stand upon. It is chopped at the soil level. zoom
Faridul Haque And the example of a bad saying is like a filthy tree, which is cut off above the ground, therefore not having stability. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah The likeness of a corrupt word is like a corrupt tree uprooted from the earth having no stability. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And the parable of an evil word is as an evil tree pulled up from the earth’s surface; it has no stability. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And (the) example/proverb (of) a bad/spoiled word/expression (is) as a bad/spoiled tree, (it) was uprooted/cut down from above the ground , no bottom (root is) for it. zoom
Sher Ali And the case of an evil word, is like that of an evil tree, which is uprooted from above the earth and has no stability. zoom
Rashad Khalifa And the example of the bad word is that of a bad tree chopped at the soil level; it has no roots to keep it standing. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And the example of evil word is like an evil tree uprooted from the earth, now it has no stability. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And the likeness of an evil word is as an evil tree which can be uprooted from above the earth; it has no stability. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface of earth having no stability. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry And the likeness of a corrupt word is as a corrupt tree -- uprooted from the earth, having no stablishment. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And the likeness of a bad word is as a bad tree, which is felled from above the earth, and has no staying place. zoom
George Sale And the likeness of an evil word is as an evil tree; which is torn up from the face of the earth, and hath no stability. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And an evil word is like an evil tree torn up from the face of the earth, and without strength to stand. zoom
N J Dawood (draft) But an evil word is like an evil tree torn out of the earth and shorn of all its roots. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb And an evil word is like a corrupt tree, torn up onto the face of the earth. It cannot have a stable position. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi (That tree) produces its fruit (knowledge and gnosis) at all times, based on the suitability of its Name composition (B-izni Rabbiha)... Allah gives examples to people that perhaps they will contemplate on them and remember. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And the parable of an evil word is like an evil tree rooted upon the surface of the earth; it has naught of stability. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And (another) similitude: A bad statement is like a bad tree (which can be easily) uprooted from the earth’s surface, it has no stability. zoom

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