١٣. يَدْعُو لَمَنْ ضَرُّهُ أَقْرَبُ مِنْ نَفْعِهِ ۚ لَبِئْسَ الْمَوْلَىٰ وَلَبِئْسَ الْعَشِيرُ
13. YadAAoo laman darruhu aqrabu min nafAAihi labisa almawla walabisa alAAasheeru
He invokes one whose harm is closer than his benefit - how wretched the protector and how wretched the associate.
They pray to him whose bane is more imminent than his boon: How bad the protector and how bad the associate!
They worship one from whom harm is expected more than the benefit; indeed what an evil master and indeed what an evil friend!
He calls upon him who is likelier to hurt him, rather than to profit him -- an evil protector indeed, he, an evil friend!
He calleth upon him whose hurt is nearer than his profit: surely ill the patron! ill the comrade!
He calls unto him whose harm is nearer than his profit; certainly, and evil Maula (patron) and certainly an evil friend!
He invokes one whose harm is closer than his benefit. What a miserable master. What a miserable companion.
He invokes those that are more likely to cause him harm than benefit. Such is surely an evil patron, and an evil associate.
He calls unto him whose harm is nearer than his profit; certainly an evil Mawla and certainly an evil `Ashir!
He calleth unto him whose harm is nearer than his benefit; verily an evil patron and verily an evil friend!
He invokes someone whose harm is surely likelier than his benefit. An evil ally indeed, and an evil companion!
He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his benefit, an evil guide and an evil friend.
Their worship of such things, in which there is no hope for any benefit, can only harm them. How terrible is such a guardian and companion!
He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his profit; evil certainly is the guardian and evil certainly is the associate.
he calls on that which would sooner harm than help. Such a patron is indeed evil and such a companion is indeed evil.
(Perhaps) they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil, indeed, is the patron, and evil the companion (or help)!
Quran Surah Al-Hajj ( Verse 13 ) with English Translation يَدْعُو لَمَنْ ضَرُّهُ أَقْرَبُ مِنْ نَفْعِهِ ۚ لَبِئْسَ الْمَوْلَىٰ وَلَبِئْسَ الْعَشِيرُ