Al-Ma'idah - The Food - 5:50 (Sura: 5, Verse: 50)

Sura: 5 Verse: 49Sura: 5 Verse: 51

Original Book

أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ ۚ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ


Ahmed Ali

Do they seek a judgement of the days of pagan ignorance? But who could be a better judge than God for those who are firm in their faith?


Ali Ünal

Or is it the law of the (pagan) Ignorance that they seek (to be judged and ruled by)? Who is better than God as law-giver and judge for a people seeking certainty (and authoritative knowledge)?


Amatul Rahman Omar

Do they seek to enforce the law of (the days of) ignorance? And who is better than Allâh in giving judgment for a people who are convinced (of their faith)?



Do they, perchance, desire [to be ruled by] the law of pagan ignorance? 71  But for people who have inner certainty, who could be a better law-giver than God?



Seek they then the judgement of Paganism? And who is better than Allah in judgement unto a people who are convinced?


Faridul Haque

So do they wish a judgement of ignorance? And whose judgement is better than that of Allah, for the people who are certain?


Hamid S. Aziz

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for your friends (or patrons): they are friends (or patrons) to each other. Whoever amongst you takes them for friend (or patron), verily, he is of them, and, verily, Allah guides not an unjust people.



Is (it) the Pre-Islamic paganism`s/ignorance`s judgment/rule (that) they desire ? And who (is) better than God (in) judgment/ruling to a nation they be sure/certain?



By rejecting the Divine Law do they wish to be judged by the laws of ignorance? Who is a better Judge than Allah for those who believe in Him?


Maulana Mohammad Ali

And that thou shouldst judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and follow not their low desires, and be cautious of them lest they seduce thee from part of what Allah has revealed to thee. Then if they turn away, know that Allah desires to affect them for some of their sins. And surely many of the people are transgressors.


Muhammad Sarwar

Do they want judgments that are issued out of ignorance? Who is a better judge for the people whose belief is based on certainty, than God?



Is it a judgment of the time of (pagan) ignorance that they are seeking? Who is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief)?



Is it then the judgment of (the times of) ignorance that they desire? And who is better than Allah to judge for a people who are sure?


The Noble Koran

Do they then seek the judgement of (the Days of) Ignorance? And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm Faith.


Yusuf Ali

Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than Allah?


Sura: 5 Verse: 49Sura: 5 Verse: 51