Verse. 3994

٣٨ - ص

38 - Sad

قَالَ لَقَدْ ظَلَمَكَ بِسُؤَالِ نَعْجَتِكَ اِلٰى نِعَاجِہٖ۝۰ۭ وَاِنَّ كَثِيْرًا مِّنَ الْخُلَطَاۗءِ لَيَبْغِيْ بَعْضُہُمْ عَلٰي بَعْضٍ اِلَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَقَلِيْلٌ مَّا ہُمْ۝۰ۭ وَظَنَّ دَاوٗدُ اَنَّمَا فَتَنّٰہُ فَاسْتَغْفَرَ رَبَّہٗ وَخَرَّ رَاكِعًا وَّاَنَابَ۝۲۴۞
Qala laqad thalamaka bisuali naAAjatika ila niAAajihi wainna katheeran mina alkhulatai layabghee baAAduhum AAala baAAdin illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati waqaleelun ma hum wathanna dawoodu annama fatannahu faistaghfara rabbahu wakharra rakiAAan waanaba


Ahmed Ali

(David) said: "He is unjust in demanding your ewe to add to his (many) ewes. Many partners are surely -- unjust to one another, except those who believe and do the right; but there are only a few of them." It occurred to David that he was being tried by Us, and he begged his Lord to forgive him, and fell down in homage and repented.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : ((david) said: he hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe) in taking your ewe (in addition to his ewes) even though he has many ewes, (and lo! many partners) and brothers (oppress one another) transgress against one another, (save such as believe) in allah (and do good works) between them and their lord, (and they are few) those who do not transgress. and the two went out from whence they came. (and david guessed) he knew and was certain (that we had tried him) because of the sin he committed, (and he sought forgiveness of his lord) from his sin, (and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented) feeling remorse for what he did.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : he said, ‘he has certainly wronged you by asking for your ewe that he may add it to his sheep. and indeed many associates infringe upon [the rights of] one another, except such as believe and perform righteous deeds, but few are they!’ (mā emphasises the ‘fewness’). as the two angels were ascending to the heaven one said to the other, ‘he has certainly passed judgement on himself!’ david was thus alerted [to his deed]. god, exalted be he, says: and david thought, in other words, he became certain, that we had indeed tried him, that we had caused him to fall into a trial, that is, a test, through his love for that woman. so he sought forgiveness of his lord and fell down bowing, in other words, prostrate, and repented.

Sahl al-Tustari

تفسير : …he fell down on his knees and repented.he said:turning often to god in contrition (ināba) is returning from heedlessness to remembrance with a broken heart (inkisār al-qalb) and the anticipation of [his] loathing (intiẓār al-maqt).his words: