وَإِن يَرَوْا۟ ءَايَةً يُعْرِضُوا۟ وَيَقُولُوا۟ سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ
Asad Quran Translation
But if they [who reject all thought of the Last Hour] were to see a sign [of its approach], they would turn aside and say, "An ever-recurring delusion!" -
Malik Quran Translation
Yet when they see a sign, the unbelievers turn their backs and say: "This is an ingenious magic."
Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
But if they see a Sign they turn away and say "This is (but) transient magic." 5129
Mustamirr: continuous, or powerful; either meaning will apply. The Unbelievers acknowledge the unusual appearance, but call it magic. They do not therefore profit by the spiritual lesson.
Mustafa Khattab Quran Translation
Yet, whenever they see a sign, they turn away,1
saying, “Same old magic!”
A miracle (usually referred to as a ‘sign’ in the Quran) can be defined as an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. Every prophet was given miracles to prove he was commissioned by Allah. Moses (ﷺ) was given the miracle of the staff and many others. Jesus (ﷺ) gave life to the dead and healed the blind and the leper. And Muḥammad (ﷺ) received the Quran, a literary miracle, to challenge the masters of Arabic eloquence. The Prophet (ﷺ) performed some other miracles such as splitting the moon, multiplying food and water, and healing some of his companions.
Piktal Quran Translation
And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.
Wain yaraw ayatan yuAAridoo wayaqooloo sihrun mustamirrun