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AYAH ash-Shu`ara` 26:189 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَهُمْ عَذَابُ يَوْمِ الظُّلَّةِ إِنَّهُ كَانَ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ zoom
Transliteration Fakaththaboohu faakhathahum AAathabu yawmi alththullati innahu kana AAathaba yawmin AAatheemin zoom
Transliteration-2 fakadhabūhu fa-akhadhahum ʿadhābu yawmi l-ẓulati innahu kāna ʿadhāba yawmin ʿaẓīmin zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 But they denied him, so seized them (the) punishment (of the) day (of) the shadow. Indeed, it was (the) punishment (of) a Day Great. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad But they gave him the lie. And thereupon suffering overtook them on a day dark with shadows: and, verily, it was the suffering of an awesome day! zoom
M. M. Pickthall But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of gloom. Lo! it was the retribution of an awful day. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day. zoom
Shakir But they called him a liar, so the punishment of the day of covering overtook them; surely it was the punishment of a grievous day. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan They rejected him, and then had to suffer the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom. That was indeed the punishment of an awful day. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar But they denied him. So took them the punishment on the overshadowing day. Truly, that had been the punishment of a tremendous Day! zoom
T.B.Irving So they rejected him, and the torment of a gloomy day gripped them; it was the torment of a terrible day! zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab So they rejected him, and ˹so˺ were overtaken by the torment of the day of the ˹deadly˺ cloud. That was really a torment of a tremendous day. zoom
Safi Kaskas But they did not believe him, and the punishment of the day of shadow seized them truly, the punishment of a terrible day. zoom
Abdul Hye  But they denied him, so the punishment of the Day of shadow (cloud carrying Allah’s punishment) seized them, indeed that was the punishment of a great Day. zoom
The Study Quran So they denied him, and the punishment of the day of gloom seized them. Truly it was the punishment of a tremendous day. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) But they denied him, so the retribution of the day of shadow took them. It was the retribution of a terrible day. zoom
Abdel Haleem They called him a liar, and so the torment of the Day of Shadow came upon them- it was the torment of a terrible day. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Thenn they belied him; wherefore there laid hold of -them the torment of day of shadow. Verily it was the torment of a Mighty Day. zoom
Ahmed Ali But they denied him, and We seized them with the torment of the Day of Shadowing (when the cloud had rained down fire). It was indeed the torment of a terrible day! zoom
Aisha Bewley They denied him and the punishment of the Day of Shadow came down on them. It was indeed the punishment of a terrible Day. zoom
Ali Ünal So they denied him and in consequence, the punishment of the Day of the Overshadowing seized them. It surely was the punishment of an awesome day. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i So they impugned him, and then they were overtaken by the punishment of the day of the overshadowing cloud. It was indeed the punishment of a tremendous day. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz But they rejected him, so the torment of the day of gloom (Ashes from a volcanic eruption?) seized them. Lo! It was the retribution of an awful day. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Yet they cried him lies; then the torment of the Day of the Overshadowing took them (away); surely it was the torment of a Tremendous Day. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar They rejected him and then the torment of the gloomy day struck them. It was certainly a great torment. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Thus they rejected him, so they were seized by the torment of the Day of Canopy. Indeed it was the punishment of a terrible day. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed But they persisted in denial. Then the Day of overshadowing gloom seized them. It was the suffering of an awesome day. (Historically, a dark extensive cloud rained upon them heavily and incessantly. It is sometimes referred to as the Day of the Canopy). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed But they denied him. Then the punishment of a day of great sorrow seized them, indeed that was the penalty of a Great Day. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And they denied him, so the punishment of the day of the black cloud seized them. Indeed, it was the punishment of a terrible day. zoom
Farook Malik So they disbelieved him, and the torment of the day of darkness (dark clouds carrying Allah's scourge) seized them, and indeed it was the torment of an extremely dreadful day. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Thus, they rejected him. So, the punishment of the day of canopy (when dark clouds spread across like a canopy) grabbed them. It really was the punishment of a terrible day. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar So they belied him, then the torment seized them in the day of over-shadowing gloom. Indeed, it was a punishment of a dreadful day . zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) But they denied him. So the punishment of the day of gloom gripped them. It was the punishment of a great day. zoom
Maududi Then they branded him a liar, whereupon the chastisement of the Day of Canopy overtook them. It was the chastisement of a very awesome day. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad So they denied him, then the punishment of day of the covering clouds (of fire) took them. Indeed it was the punishment of a great day. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) But they rejected him. Then came the punishment of a day of the shadow, and that was the penalty of a great day. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) But they denied him, so the retribution of the day of shadow took them. It was the retribution of a terrible day. zoom
Mohammad Shafi So they disbelieved him. And thereupon punishment gripped them on a gloomy day. And, verily, it was a punishment of a dreadful day! zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Thus they rejected him and, consequently, a Canopy (out of which they were being bombarded, as they has asked for) was sent for their punishment. It was an awesome day, an awesome punishment. zoom
Faridul Haque In response they denied him – therefore the punishment of the day of the tent * seized them; that was indeed a punishment of a Great Day. (The clouds formed a tent and rained fire upon them). zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah But they belied him, then the punishment of the Day of Shadow (raining fire) seized them. Truly, it was the punishment of a dreadful day. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali But they rejected him, so the chastisement of the day of Covering overtook them. Surely it was the chastisement of a grievous day! zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira So they denied him , so torture (of) the shade's day/time punished/took them, that it truly was a great day's/time's torture. zoom
Sher Ali So they rejected him. Then the punishment of the day of overshadowing gloom overtook them. That was indeed the punishment of a dreadful day. zoom
Rashad Khalifa They disbelieved him and, consequently, they incurred the retribution of the Day of the Canopy. It was the retribution of an awesome day. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) Then they belied him, therefore, the torment of the day of shadow overtook them. Undoubtedly, it was a torment of a great day. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Yet they cried him lies, so the punishment of the gloomy day with dark overshadowing clouds overtook them; it was indeed the punishment of an awful day. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri So they rejected Shu‘ayb, and the torment of the Day of Shadow seized them. No doubt, that was the torment of a terrible day. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali But they belied him, so the torment of the day of shadow (a gloomy cloud) seized them, indeed that was the torment of a Great Day. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry But they cried him lies; then there seized them the chastisement of the Day of Shadow; assuredly it was the chastisement of a dreadful day. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer but they called him liar, and the torment of the day of the shadow seized them; for it was the torment of a mighty day: zoom
George Sale And they charged him with falsehood: Wherefore the punishment of the day of the shadowing cloud overtook them; and this was the punishment of a grievous day. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And when they treated him as a liar, the chastisement of the day of cloud overtook them. This truly was the chastisement of a dreadful day! zoom
N J Dawood (2014) They disbelieved him, and thus the scourge of the Day of Darkness smote them; it was surely the scourge of a fateful day. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb But they denied him. Thus suffering overtook them on the day of the darkening cloud. It was truly the suffering of an awesome day. zoom
Musharraf Hussain They refused to believe him, so the torment of a Day of impenetrable shade overtook them. What a dreadful Day of torment that was! zoom
Ahmed Hulusi Thus they denied Him and the intense suffering of that dark day caught them... Indeed, it was a tremendous time of a suffering. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli But they belied him, then there seized them the chastisement of the Day of Shadow. Verily it was a chastisement of a grievous day. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim They disbelieved him and refused credence to Our message wherefore were they seized with a wave of suffocating heat followed by a cumulus which overshadowed them and gave them a rainbow of hope of relief. But it was a joy in which they could not rejoice. It spoke thunder and reduced them to a useless form. It was indeed a torment that befell them on a momentous day. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin So they denied him therefore the punishment of the over shadowing cloud seized them, it was certainly a punishment of a great day. zoom

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