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AYAH az-Zukhruf 43:19 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَجَعَلُوا الْمَلَائِكَةَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ عِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ إِنَاثًا أَشَهِدُوا خَلْقَهُمْ سَتُكْتَبُ شَهَادَتُهُمْ وَيُسْأَلُونَ zoom
Transliteration WajaAAaloo almala-ikata allatheena hum AAibadu alrrahmani inathan ashahidoo khalqahum satuktabu shahadatuhum wayus-aloona zoom
Transliteration-2 wajaʿalū l-malāikata alladhīna hum ʿibādu l-raḥmāni ināthan ashahidū khalqahum satuk'tabu shahādatuhum wayus'alūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And they made, the Angels, those who themselves (are) slaves (of) the Most Gracious, females. Did they witness their creation? Will be recorded their testimony, and they will be questioned. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And [yet] they claim that the angels - who in themselves are but beings created by the Most Gracious - are females: [but] did they witness their creation? This false claim of theirs will be recorded, and they will be called to account [for it on Judgment Day]! zoom
M. M. Pickthall And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) And they make into females angels who themselves serve Allah. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called to account! zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) And they make into females angels who themselves serve God. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called to account! zoom
Shakir And they make the angels-- them who are the servants of the Beneficent Allah-- female (divinities). What! did they witness their creation? Their evidence shall be written down and they shall be questioned. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan They consider the angels God's servantsto be female. Did they witness their creation? Their claim will be put on record and they will be questioned about it. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And made they the angels—who themselves are servants of The Merciful— females? Bore they witness to their creation? Their giving testimony will be written down. And they will be asked about it. zoom
T.B.Irving They even pretend the angels who are the Mercy-giving´s servants are females! Were they present at their own creation? Their testimony will be written down and they will be questioned about it. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Still they have labelled the angels, who are servants of the Most Compassionate, as female. Did they witness their creation? Their statement will be recorded, and they will be questioned! zoom
Safi Kaskas Yet, they designated the angels, who are created to worship the Merciful, as females. Have they witnessed their creation? Their claim will be recorded, and they will be questioned about it. zoom
Abdul Hye  And they regard the angels as females who themselves are servants of the beneficent (Allah). Did they witness their creation? Their witness will be recorded and they will be questioned! zoom
The Study Quran And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Compassionate, females. Did they witness their creation? Their witnessing shall be recorded, and they will be questioned. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And they have made the Angels, who are servants of the Almighty, into females! Have they witnessed their creation We will record their testimony, and they will be asked. zoom
Abdel Haleem They consider the angels- God’s servants- to be female. Did they witness their creation? Their claim will be put on record and they will be questioned about it. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And they make the angels who are the bondmen of the Compassionate females. Have they witnessed their creation? Their testimony will be written down, and they will be questioned. zoom
Ahmed Ali Yet they have made the angels, who are creatures of Ar-Rahman, females. Did they witness their creation? We shall record their testimony, and they will be interrogated. zoom
Aisha Bewley They have designated the angels as female, those who are in the presence of the All-Merciful! Were they present to witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be asked about it! zoom
Ali Ünal And yet they have judged the angels, who are themselves the servants of the All-Merciful, to be females (whom they judge to be of little value, and yet regard as His daughters). Did they witness their creation? This testimony of theirs will be recorded, and they will be called to account (for this falsehood in the Hereafter). zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i And they have made the angels —who are servants of the All-beneficent— females. Were they witness to their creation? Their testimony will be written down and they shall be questioned. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And they make the angels, who are the servants of the Beneficent Allah, female (divinities). What! Did they witness their creation? Their evidence shall be recorded and they shall be questioned. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And they have made the Angels, who are the bondmen of The All-Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be written down, and they will be questioned (about it). zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Do they say that the angels, who are the servants of the Beneficent God, are females? Have they witnessed their creation? Their words as such will be recorded and they will be questioned for it. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani They have held angels, who are the servants of RaHman, as females. Have they witnessed their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed And they 'make' the angels who are servants of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be called to account (for their false claims). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And they make into females angels who serve Allah. Did they witness their (the angel’s) creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be questioned (about it)! zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Most Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. zoom
Farook Malik They regard the angels, who are themselves servants of the Compassionate, as female divinities. Did they witness their creation? They should know that their testimony shall be noted down and they shall be called to account for it. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey They depict the angels, who are the servants of Allah, as female beings. At the time of the creation of angels, were they present? Their statements are being written down and they shall be questioned. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And (misled) people have made the angels who are Ibad of Ar-Rahman as feminine (in gender). Have they witnessed the creation of those (angels)? Soon will be recorded their testimony and they will be put to questioning . zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And they appoint the angels, who are servants to the Most Gracious, as females. Have they witnessed their creation? Their claim will be recorded, and they will be questioned. zoom
Maududi They claim that angels, who are Allah´s chosen servants, are females. Did they witness how their body is constituted? Their testimony shall be written and they shall be called to account. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And they made the angels, those who are servants of the beneficent, females! Did they witness their creation? Their testimony is going to be written down and they will be questioned. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) And they created into females, angels who themselves serve God. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called to account. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And they have claimed the angels who are with the Almighty are females! Have they been made witness to their creation? We will record their testimony, and they will be asked. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And they make angels, who themselves are subjects of the Gracious One, into females. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be questioned! zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian The disbelievers say that the Angles (who are created by and are the servants of the Most Gracious) are female! Have their witnessed their creation [for committing such a blasphemy]? Know that their saying is recorded and will be used against them. zoom
Faridul Haque And they appoint the angels, who are the bondmen of the Most Gracious, as females; were they present at the time of the angels’ creation? Their declaration will be now recorded and they will be questioned. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah They claim that the angels, who are themselves the worshipers of the Merciful, are females. Did they witness their creation! Their witness shall be written down and they shall be questioned. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And they make the angels who are the servants of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded and they will be questioned. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And they made the angels those who they are the merciful's worshippers/slaves (as) females, did they witness their creation? Their testimony/certification will be written , and they (will) be asked/questioned. zoom
Sher Ali And they regard as females the angels who are the servants of the Gracious God. Did they witness their creation? Then their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. zoom
Rashad Khalifa They claimed that the angels, who are servants of the Most Gracious, are females! Have they witnessed their creation? Their claims are recorded, and they will be asked. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And they have appointed the angles who are bondmen of the Most Affectionate, females. Were they present at the time of their creation? Now their evidence shall be recorded and they shall be questioned. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And they regard the angels who are the servants of the Most Gracious (God) as females. Did they witness their creation? In that case their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned (about it). zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And they have declared the angels who are the servants of the Most Kind (Lord) to be women. Were they present at the time of their creation? (They were not, so) now their witness will be recorded, and they will be interrogated (on the Last Day). zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And they make the angels who themselves are slaves to the Most Beneficent (Allah) females. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be questioned! zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry And they have made the angels, who are themselves servants of the All-merciful, females. What, did they witness their creation? Their witness shall be written down, and they shall be questioned. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And have they made the angels, who are the servants of the Merciful One, females? Were they witnesses of their creation? their witness shall be written down, and they shall be questioned; zoom
George Sale And do they make the angels, who are the servants of the Merciful, females? Were they present at their creation? Their testimony shall be written down, and they shall be examined concerning the same, on the day of judgment. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And they make the angels who are the servants of God of Mercy, females. What! did they witness their creation? Their witness shall be taken down, and they shall hereafter be enquired at. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) They make females the angels who are the Merciful‘s servants: did they witness their creation? Their testimony shall be noted down; and they shall be closely questioned. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Musharraf Hussain They describe the angels who are servants of the Most Kind as females. Were they present at their creation? Their false claims are recorded and they will be questioned. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi They defined the servant angels of Allah as females! Were they witnesses to their creation? Their testimony is recorded; they will be questioned! zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And they chose female designations to be the appellations they use of and toward the angels who are servants of Allah, AL-Rahman! Did they witness their Creation! We will commit to writing their irresponsible statement and call them to account. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And they regard the angels, who are servants of the Beneficent ( Allah ), ( as ) females. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded and they will be questioned. zoom

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