Verse. 3992

٣٨ - ص

38 - Sad

اِذْ دَخَلُوْا عَلٰي دَاوٗدَ فَفَزِعَ مِنْہُمْ قَالُوْا لَا تَخَفْ۝۰ۚ خَصْمٰنِ بَغٰى بَعْضُنَا عَلٰي بَعْضٍ فَاحْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا بِالْحَــقِّ وَلَا تُشْطِطْ وَاہْدِنَاۗ اِلٰى سَوَاۗءِ الصِّرَاطِ۝۲۲
Ith dakhaloo AAala dawooda fafaziAAa minhum qaloo la takhaf khasmani bagha baAAduna AAala baAAdin faohkum baynana bialhaqqi wala tushtit waihdina ila sawai alssirati


Ahmed Ali

When they came before David, he was frightened of them. "Do not be afraid," they said. "The two of us are disputing the wrong one has done the other. So judge between us with equity, and do not be unjust, and guide us to the right path.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : how they burst in upon david, and he) david (was afraid of them. they) i.e. the two angels who entered in on david (said: be not afraid (we are) two litigants, one of whom hath wronged the other, therefore judge aright) justly (between us; be not unjust) do not be partial and transgress not; (and show us the fair way) show us what is right.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : when they entered upon david, and he was frightened by them. and they said, ‘do not fear; we are, two disputants (some say that this means ‘two groups’, in order to agree with the plural person [of the verb dakhalū, ‘they entered’]; others say, ‘two individuals’ with the plural person actually denoting these two; al-khasm may refer to a one or more individuals. these two were angels who had come in the form of two disputants, between whom there [was supposed to have] occurred the situation mentioned — [but] only hypothetically — in order to alert david, peace be upon him, to what he had done: he had ninety nine women but desired the woman of a man who had only her and no other. he [david] had married her and consummated the marriage. one of us has infringed upon the [rights of the] other, so judge justly between us and do not transgress, [do not] be unjust, and guide us, direct us, to the right path’, the correct way.