Al-Quran Surah 93. Adh-Dhuha, Ayah 7

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وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَىٰ


Asad : And found thee lost on thy way, and guided thee?
Khattab :

Did He not find you unguided then guide you?

Malik : Did He not find you lost and gave you guidance?
Pickthall : Did He not find thee wandering and direct (thee)?
Yusuf Ali : And He found thee wandering and He gave thee guidance. 6183
Transliteration : Wawajadaka dallan fahada
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Yusuf Ali 6183 (2) The holy Prophet was born in the midst of the idolatry and polytheism of Makkah, in a family which was the custodian of this false worship. He wandered in quest of Unity and found it by the guidance of Allah. There is no implication whatever of sin or error on his part. But we may err and find ourselves wandering in mazes of error, in thought, motive, or understanding: we must pray for Allah's grace ever to give us guidance. The Arabic root dhalla has various shades of meaning. In i. 7, I have translated it by the verb "stray". In liii. 2 the Prophet is defended from the charge of being "astray" or straying in mind. In xii. 9 and xii. 95 Jacob's sons use the word for their aged father, to suggest that he was senile and wandering in mind. In xxxii. 10 it is used of the dead, and I have translated "hidden and lost" (in the earth).

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