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Muhammad Asad   
He has created man out of sounding clay, like pottery
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
He created humankind from ˹sounding˺ clay like pottery,
Safi Kaskas   
He created Humankind from dry clay, ringing like pottery.

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Arabic   
‏خَلَقَ ٱلْإِنسَنَ مِن صَلْصَلٍۢ كَٱلْفَخَّارِ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
khalaqa l-insāna min ṣalṣālin kal-fakhār
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
He created the man from clay like the pottery.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
He has created man out of sounding clay, like pottery
M. M. Pickthall   
He created man of clay like the potter's
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
He created humankind from ˹sounding˺ clay like pottery,
Safi Kaskas   
He created Humankind from dry clay, ringing like pottery.
Wahiduddin Khan   
He has created man, from dry ringing clay, like the potters
Shakir   
He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
He created the human being from earth mud like potter’s clay.
T.B.Irving   
He created man from ringing clay just as a potter does,
Abdul Hye   
He created man from sounding clay like the clay of pottery,
The Study Quran   
He created man from dried clay, like earthen vessels
Dr. Kamal Omar   
He created (the first of the) human being from sounding clay, like the clay-pieces of broken pottery
M. Farook Malik   
He created man from sounding clay similar to pottery
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
He created man from hard clay, like bricks
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
He created man of dry clay like earthenware
Muhammad Sarwar   
He created the human being from clay like that used for potter
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
He has created man from dry clay, ringing like pottery
Shabbir Ahmed   
He created the human out of inorganic matter that sounded like an empty pot. (And it was empty of a trace of the finished form)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
He created the human kind out of dried mud, like a potter´s clay
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
He created man from sounding clay like the clay of pottery
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
He created man from clay like [that of] pottery
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
He created the human from a clay, like pottery
Abdel Haleem   
He created mankind out of dried clay, like pottery
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
He created man of clay like, Unto pottery
Ahmed Ali   
He created man of fermented clay dried tinkling hard like earthen ware
Aisha Bewley   
He created man from dry earth like baked clay;
Ali Ünal   
He has created human from sounding clay like the potter’s
Ali Quli Qara'i   
He created man out of dry clay, like the potter’s
Hamid S. Aziz   
He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels (as containers)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
He created the human being from dried clay like pottery clay
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
He created the human being from sounding clay like pottery
Musharraf Hussain   
He created human beings from oven-baked clay,
Maududi   
He has created man from dry, rotten clay like the potter´s
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
He created man from a sludge, like pottery.
Mohammad Shafi   
He has created mankind of clay, as [mankind make] pottery [out of it]

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
He made man from ringing clay, it is like a potsherd.
Rashad Khalifa   
He created the human from aged clay, like the potter's clay.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
He created the human from clay, like earthenwar
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
He created the human/mankind from dry mud/clay as the pottery/earthenware
Bijan Moeinian   
He is the One Who created man from earthly materials and created Jinns (extra-terrestrials)…
Faridul Haque   
He created man from clay like that of earthenware
Sher Ali   
He created man of dry ringing clay which is like baked pottery
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
He is the One Who created man from a dry mud sounding like earthenware
Amatul Rahman Omar   
He created human being from the essence extracted from dry ringing clay like a piece of baked pottery (-with the faculty of speech and possessing pliant and submissive nature)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
He created man of a clay like the potter's
George Sale   
He created man of dried clay like an earthen vessel
Edward Henry Palmer   
He created men of crackling clay like the potters
John Medows Rodwell   
He created man of clay like that of the potter
N J Dawood (2014)   
He created man from potter‘s clay

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
He created humanity from sounding clay, similar to pottery.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
He created man from ringing clay just as a potter does,
Ahmed Hulusi   
He created man (the body) from processed dry clay (the formation of the cellular structure).
Mir Aneesuddin   
He created man from mud, like (that used in) pottery.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
He created man's material part from clay, the same material of which earthenware vessels are made of

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery
OLD Literal Word for Word   
He created the man from clay like the pottery
OLD Transliteration   
Khalaqa al-insana min salsalin kaalfakhkhari