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AYAH Ta Ha 20:84 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic قَالَ هُمْ أُولَاءِ عَلَىٰ أَثَرِي وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ zoom
Transliteration Qala hum ola-i AAala atharee waAAajiltu ilayka rabbi litarda zoom
Transliteration-2 qāla hum ulāi ʿalā atharī waʿajil'tu ilayka rabbi litarḍā zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 He said, "They (are) close upon my tracks, and I hastened to you my Lord, that You be pleased." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad He answered: "They are treading in my footsteps while I have hastened unto Thee, O my Sustainer, so that Thou might be well-pleased [with me]." zoom
M. M. Pickthall He said: They are close upon my track. I hastened unto Thee, my Lord, that Thou mightest be well pleased. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I hastened to thee, O my Lord, to please thee." zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I hastened to thee, O my Lord, to please thee." zoom
Shakir He said: They are here on my track and I hastened on to Thee, my Lord, that Thou mightest be pleased. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan He said, They are following in my footsteps, while I have hastened to You, my Lord, to please You. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Moses said: They are those who are close on my footsteps and I hastened to Thee, my Lord that I please thee. zoom
T.B.Irving He said: "They were close upon my tracks, while I have hastened to You, my Lord, so You may feel pleased." zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab He replied, “They are close on my tracks. And I have hastened to You, my Lord, so You will be pleased.” zoom
Safi Kaskas He said, "They are following closely upon my heels, and I rushed to You, my Lord, so that You might be pleased." zoom
Abdul Hye  He (Moses) said: “They are close on my footsteps, and I hastened to You, O my Lord so that You may be pleased.” zoom
The Study Quran He said, “They are close upon my footsteps, and I hastened unto Thee, my Lord, that Thou mayest be content.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) He said: "They are coming in my tracks, and I came quickly to you my Lord so you would be pleased." zoom
Abdel Haleem and he said, ‘They are following in my footsteps. I rushed to You, Lord, to please You,’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi He said: those! they are close on my footstep, and hastened to Thee, O my Lord; that Thou mightest be wellpleased. zoom
Ahmed Ali He said: "They are right behind me. I have hastened to You, O Lord, so that You may be pleased." zoom
Aisha Bewley He said, ´They are following in my tracks. I have hurried on ahead to you, My Lord, to gain Your good pleasure.´ zoom
Ali Ünal He replied: "They are following in my footsteps; and I have shown haste to come to You so that You may be well-pleased with Me." zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i He said, ‘They are close upon my heels, and I hurried on to You, my Lord, that You may be pleased.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Moses said, "They are here close behind, and I hastened to Thee, my Lord, to please Thee." zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali He (Musa) said, "They are those ones upon my track; and I have hastened on to You, Lord, that You may be satisfied (with me)." zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Moses replied, "They are just behind me. I came earlier to seek Your pleasure". zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani He said, .Here they are just behind me, and I hurried towards You, my Lord, so that You be pleased. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Moses answered, "They are doing fine following my footsteps. I have rushed to You my Lord, so that You may be well-pleased with me." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed He replied; "They are close on my footsteps: And I hurried to You, O my Lord, that You may be pleased." zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) He said, "They are close upon my tracks, and I hastened to You, my Lord, that You be pleased." zoom
Farook Malik He replied: "They are close behind me, I hastened to You O Lord so that You may be pleased." zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Said, "They´re coming right behind. I hurried towards You, Lord, so You may be pleased!" zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar (Musa) said: “They, those people are stichead of state to my teachings, and I hastened to You, my Nourisher-Sustainer, that You might be pleased.” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) He said, 'They are following in my footsteps; and I hurried on to You, my Lord, that you may be pleased.' zoom
Maududi He said: "They are close behind me, and I hastened to You, Lord, that You may be pleased with me." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad He said: they are close on my tracks, and I rushed to You to please You my Master . zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) He replied, “Behold, they are close on my footsteps. I hastened to you, O my Lord, to please you.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) He said: "They are coming in my tracks, and I came quickly to you my Lord so you would be pleased." zoom
Mohammad Shafi Moses said, "They are close behind me. And I hastened to You, my Lord, that You might be pleased." zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian “They are right behind me,” said Moses. “I rushed to this appointed place of ours to please you (in obedience.)” zoom
Faridul Haque He submitted, "They are here, just behind me - and O my Lord, I hastened towards You, in order to please You." zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Moses replied: 'They are following me. My Lord, I made haste only so that I might please You. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali He said: They are here on my track, and I hasten on to Thee, my Lord, that Thou mightest be pleased. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira He said: "They are, those on my track/trail, and I hurried/hastened to you, my lord, to approve/please (you)." zoom
Sher Ali He said, `They are closely following in my footsteps and I have hastened to Thee, my Lord, that Thou mightest be pleased.' zoom
Rashad Khalifa He said, "They are close behind me. I have rushed to You my Lord, that You may be pleased." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Submitted he, 'those are they behind me. And O my Lord! I hastened to You so that You may be pleased'. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Moses said, `They are close on my heels and I have hastened to You, my Lord, that You might be pleased.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Musa [Moses]) submitted: ‘They too are coming behind me, and I have hastened to appear before Your presence (possessed by love and ecstasy) in order that You may be pleased, O my Lord!’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali He said: "They are close on my footsteps, and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry 'They are upon my tracks,' Moses said. 'I have hastened, Lord, only that I may please Thee.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer He said, 'They were here upon my track and I hastened on to Thee, my Lord! that thou mightest be pleased.' zoom
George Sale He answered, these follow close on my footsteps; but I have hastened unto thee, O Lord, that thou mightest be well pleased with me. zoom
John Medows Rodwell He said, "They are hard on my footsteps: but to thee, O Lord, have I hastened, that thou mightest be well pleased with me." zoom
N J Dawood (2014) He said: ‘There they are, close behind me. I hastened to You, Lord, so that I might earn Your pleasure.‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb He answered: 'They are treading in my footsteps, while I have hastened to You, my Lord, so that You might be well-pleased with me.' zoom
Musharraf Hussain He said, “They are coming behind me, I rushed to please you My Lord.” zoom
Ahmed Hulusi (Moses) said, “My Rabb, I hasten to attain your pleasure. They are following in my footsteps...” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Said (Moses): 'They are upon my track, and I hastened unto You, my Lord, that You might be pleased'. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim "They are tailing me on" Mussa said "but I hastened on to You O Allah my Creator, so that You might be pleased with me". zoom
Mir Aneesuddin He said, “ They are close on my footsteps and I hastened to You my Fosterer, to please You.” zoom

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