أَنَّىٰ لَهُمُ الذِّكْرَىٰ وَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ مُبِينٌ
How can a warning benefit them? The Apostle who explained all things clearly had come to them,
How is a reminder possible for them (such that their profession of faith could be true), seeing that there has come to them a Messenger making the truth clear (and embodying it in every element of his life and character),
How shall they take heed (now in this condition) for there has already come to them a Great Messenger telling the right from the wrong.
[But] how shall this remembrance avail them [at the Last Hour], seeing that an apostle had previously come unto them, clearly expounding the truth,
How can there be an admonition Unto them, when surely there came Unto them an apostle manifest!
How is it possible for them to accept guidance, whereas a Noble Messenger who speaks clearly has already come to them?
How can they remember (or understand Allah or the message), when a Messenger making clear (the truth) had already come to them,
From where/how the remembrance/reminder be for them, and a clear/evident messenger had come to them?
But how can the acceptance of Our Message at that time be beneficial to them? A Rasool (Muhammad), who made the things clear, has come to them
Our Lord, remove from us the chastisement -- surely we are believers.
How could this punishment bring them to their senses when a Messenger evidently had come to them,
How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making plain (the Truth) had already come unto them,
How shall they be reminded, and there came to them an Messenger making clear (the truth),
How can there be for them an admonition (at the time when the torment has reached them), when a Messenger explaining things clearly has already come to them.
How shall the message be (effectual) for them, seeing that an Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come to them,-