١٦. وَلَوْلَا إِذْ سَمِعْتُمُوهُ قُلْتُمْ مَا يَكُونُ لَنَا أَنْ نَتَكَلَّمَ بِهَٰذَا سُبْحَانَكَ هَٰذَا بُهْتَانٌ عَظِيمٌ
16. Walawla ith samiAAtumoohu qultum ma yakoonu lana an natakallama bihatha subhanaka hatha buhtanun AAatheemun
English Translation
And why, when you heard it, did you not say, "It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander"?
Why did you not say when you heard it: "It is not for us to speak of it? God preserve us, it is a great calumny!"
And why was it not that, when you heard it, you would have said, It does not befit us to speak regarding this; Purity is to You, O Allah – this is a great accusation.
And why, when you heard it, did you not say, 'It is not for us to speak about this; glory be to Thee! This is a mighty calumny'?
And wherefore, when ye heard it, did ye not say: it is not for us to speak thereof, hallowed be Thou! that is a slander mighty!
And why did you not, when you heard it, say? It is not right for us to speak of this. Glory be to You (O Allah) this is a great lie.
When you heard it, you should have said, “It is not for us to repeat this. By Your glory, this is a serious slander.”
Why did you not, as soon as you heard of it, say, "It is not proper for us to utter such a thing? Glory be to Allah! This is a great slander."
And why did you not, when you heard it, say: It is not right for us to speak of this. Glory be to You (O Allah)! This is a great lie.
Wherefor, when ye heard it, said ye not: It is not for us to speak of this. Glory be to Thee (O Allah)! This is awful calumny.
And why did you not, when you heard it, say, ‘It is not for us to say such a thing. [O Allah!] You are immaculate! This is a monstrous calumny!’
When you heard it, why did you not say: 'It is not right for us to speak of this. Exaltations to You! This is a mighty slander'
Would that on hearing this report, you had said, "We have nothing to say about it. God forbid! It is a serious accusation."
And why did you not, when you heard it, say: It does not beseem us that we should talk of it; glory be to Thee! this is a great calumny?
When you heard it, why did you not say, "It is not right for us to speak of this. God forbid! This is a monstrous slander."
And why did ye not, when ye heard it, say? - "It is not right of us to speak of this: Glory to Allah! this is a most serious slander!"
Surah 24
Quran Surah An-Noor ( Verse 16 ) with English Translation وَلَوْلَا إِذْ سَمِعْتُمُوهُ قُلْتُمْ مَا يَكُونُ لَنَا أَنْ نَتَكَلَّمَ بِهَٰذَا سُبْحَانَكَ هَٰذَا بُهْتَانٌ عَظِيمٌ