Al-Quran Surah 43. Az-Zukhruf, Ayah 18

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أَوَمَنْ يُنَشَّأُ فِي الْحِلْيَةِ وَهُوَ فِي الْخِصَامِ غَيْرُ مُبِينٍ


Asad : "What! [Am I to have a daughter -] one who is to be reared [only] for the sake of ornament?"16 - and thereupon he finds himself torn by a vague inner conflict.17
Khattab :

˹Do they attribute to Him˺ those who are brought up in fineries and are not commanding in disputes?

Malik : Do they ascribe to Allah, the female gender who is brought up among trinkets and is unable to make herself clear in disputation?
Pickthall : (Liken they then to Allah) that which is bred up in outward show, and in dispute cannot make itself plain?
Yusuf Ali : Is then one brought up among trinkets and unable to give a clear account in a dispute (to be associated with Allah)? 4623
Transliteration : Awaman yunashshao fee alhilyati wahuwa fee alkhisami ghayru mubeenin
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Asad   
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Asad 16 I.e., one who, from the viewpoint of the pre-Islamic Arabs, would have no function other than "embellishing" a man's life.
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Asad 17 Lit., "he finds himself in an invisible (ghayr mubin) conflict" - i.e., an inner conflict which he does not quite admit to his consciousness: cf. 16:59 - "he debates within himself:] Shall he keep this child despite the contempt [which he feels for it] - or shall he bury it in the dust?" (See also, in particular, the corresponding note [66].)

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 4623 The softer sex is usually brought up among trinkets and ornaments, and, on account of the retiring modesty which for the sex is a virtue, is unable to stand up boldly in a fight and give clear indications of the will to win. Is that sort of quality to be associated with Allah?

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