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AYAH al-Insan 76:1 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic هَلْ أَتَىٰ عَلَى الْإِنسَانِ حِينٌ مِّنَ الدَّهْرِ لَمْ يَكُن شَيْئًا مَّذْكُورًا zoom
Transliteration Hal ata AAala al-insani heenun mina alddahri lam yakun shay-an mathkooran zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
  Has (there) come upon man a period of time not he was a thing mentioned? zoom


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? zoom
M. M. Pickthall Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned? zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned? zoom
Shakir There surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Was there not a period of time when man was nothing worth mentioning? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Approached the human being a long course of time when he will be nothing remembered? zoom
T.B.Irving Has a period in [this) age not come over (every) man when he was nothing worth mentioning? zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Is there not a period of time when each human is nothing yet worth mentioning? zoom
Safi Kaskas Has there come upon the human being a span of time when he was nothing to be mentioned? zoom
[Al-Muntakhab] Was there not an era when man was not even heard of? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) Was there not a time in the past when the human being was nothing to even be mentioned zoom
Abdel Haleem Was there not a period of time when man was nothing to speak of ? zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Surely there hath come upon man a space of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning. zoom
Ahmed Ali WAS THERE NOT a time in the life of man when he was not even a mentionable thing? zoom
Aisha Bewley Has man ever known a point of time when he was not something remembered? zoom
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)? zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Has there been for man a period of time when he was not anything worthy of mention? zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Was there not over man a long period of time when he was a thing unremembered (nothing, not worth mention). zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Has there come upon man a while of (an) era when he was not a thing to be remembered? zoom
Muhammad Sarwar There was certainly a time when there was no mention of the human being. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani There has come upon man a period of time in which he was nothing worth mentioning. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Has there not passed over man an era when he was not even worth mentioning? zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Has there not been a long period of time, when man was nothing— (Not even) mentioned? zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Has there [not] come upon man a period of time when he was not a thing [even] mentioned? zoom
Farook Malik Has there not passed over man a period of time when he was nothing- -not even mentioned? zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Was there (ever) a period of time when man was not worth a mention? zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Surely, there has passed over man a period of time when he was not a thing worth mentioning. zoom
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). zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) Has there come upon man a period of time when he was nothing to be mentioned? zoom
Bilal Muhammad (2013 Edition) Has there ever been a period of time when the human being was not something to consider?  zoom
Maududi Was there a period of time when man was not even worthy of a mention? zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad Did not a period of time come upon the human being that he was nothing to be mentioned? zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) Was there not a time in the past when man was nothing to even be mentioned? zoom
Mohammad Shafi There was — was there not? — a time when man [before he was created] was not yet a thing worth mentioning. zoom

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

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

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Has there not been over Man a long period of Time when he was a thing not worth mentioning? zoom
Mir Aneesuddin l. There has passed on man a period of time when he was not a thing (worth) a discussion. zoom

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