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Muhammad Asad
HAS THERE [not] been an endless span of time before man [appeared - a time] when he was not yet a thing to be thought of
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is there not a period of time when each human is nothing yet worth mentioning?
Safi Kaskas
Has there come upon the human being a span of time when he was nothing to be mentioned?

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Arabic
هَلْ أَتَىٰ عَلَى الْإِنسَانِ حِينٌ مِّنَ الدَّهْرِ لَمْ يَكُن شَيْئًا مَّذْكُورً
Transliteration
Hal ata AAala al-insani heenun mina alddahri lam yakun shay-an mathkooran
Transliteration-2
hal atā ʿalā l-insāni ḥīnun mina l-dahri lam yakun shayan madhkūra
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Has (there) come upon man a period of time not he was a thing mentioned?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
HAS THERE [not] been an endless span of time before man [appeared - a time] when he was not yet a thing to be thought of
M. M. Pickthall
Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Is there not a period of time when each human is nothing yet worth mentioning?
Safi Kaskas
Has there come upon the human being a span of time when he was nothing to be mentioned?
Wahiduddin Khan
Was there not a period of time when man was nothing worth mentioning
Shakir
There surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Approached the human being a long course of time when he will be nothing remembered?
T.B.Irving
Has a period in [this) age not come over (every) man when he was nothing worth mentioning?
Abdul Hye
Has there not come over human, a period of time when it was not a thing worth mentioning?
The Study Quran
Has there come upon man a span of time in which he was a thing unremembered
Dr. Kamal Omar
Has there passed over the human being a portion from the passing time when he becomes not an item mentioned (to somebody)
Farook Malik
Has there not passed over man a period of time when he was nothing- -not even mentioned
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Has there come upon man a period of time when he was nothing to be mentioned
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Has there come upon man a while of (an) era when he was not a thing to be remembered
Muhammad Sarwar
There was certainly a time when there was no mention of the human being
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
There has come upon man a period of time in which he was nothing worth mentioning
Shabbir Ahmed
Has there not passed over man an era when he was not even worth mentioning
Dr. Munir Munshey
Was there (ever) a period of time when man was not worth a mention
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Has there not been a long period of time, when man was nothing— (Not even) mentioned
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Has there [not] come upon man a period of time when he was not a thing [even] mentioned
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Was there not a time in the past when the human being was nothing to even be mentione
Abdel Haleem
Was there not a period of time when man was nothing to speak of
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Surely there hath come upon man a space of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning
Ahmed Ali
WAS THERE NOT a time in the life of man when he was not even a mentionable thing
Aisha Bewley
Has man ever known a point of time when he was not something remembered?
Ali Ünal
Did there pass (– and surely there did pass –) over human a stretch of time when he was a thing not mentioned and remembered (as human)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Has there been for man a period of time when he was not anything worthy of mention
Hamid S. Aziz
Was there not over man a long period of time when he was a thing unremembered (nothing, not worth mention)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Did not a period of time come upon the human being that he was nothing to be mentioned
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Has there ever been a period of time when the human being was not something to consider
Musharraf Hussain
Hasn’t there been a phase in human history when humans were nothing worthy of mention?
Maududi
Was there a period of time when man was not even worthy of a mention
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Was there not a time in the past when man was nothing to even be mentioned?
Mohammad Shafi
There was — was there not? — a time when man [before he was created] was not yet a thing worth mentioning

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Undoubtedly, there has come upon man a time when there was no mentioning of his name anywhere.
Rashad Khalifa
Is it not a fact that there was a time when the human being was nothing to be mentioned?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Indeed, there came upon the human a period of time when he was an unremembered thing
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Surely there came over man a time when he was nothing that could be mentioned
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Did (it) come on the human/mankind (a) period of time from the long time he was not a mentioned/remembered thing
Bijan Moeinian
Does man not recognize a stage of his life in which he was practically nothing worth to mention
Faridul Haque
Indeed there has been a time for man, when even his name did not exist anywhere
Sher Ali
There has, certainly, come upon man a period of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Surely, there has passed over man a period of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning
Amatul Rahman Omar
There did pass over a human being a while of a long space of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was nothing to be mentioned

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Has there come on man a while of time when he was a thing unremembered
George Sale
Did there not pass over man a long space of time; during which he was a thing not worthy of remembrance
Edward Henry Palmer
Does there not come on man a portion of time when he is nothing worth mentioning
John Medows Rodwell
Doth not a long time pass over MAN, during which he is a thing unremembered
N J Dawood (2014)
DOES THERE not pass over man a space of time when his life is a blank?⁴

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Has there not been a time over humanity when he/she was nothing –not even a mention?
Ahmed Hulusi
Has there not been a time, when man was not a thing even mentioned? (Man was not yet manifest; he was the unmanifest within the dimension of the Names)!
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Has there not been over Man a long period of Time when he was a thing not worth mentioning
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Was there not an era when man was not even heard of
Mir Aneesuddin
l. There has passed on man a period of time when he was not a thing (worth) a discussion.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned
OLD Literal Word for Word
Has (there) come upon man a period of time not he was a thing mentioned