٢٠. وَتَفَقَّدَ الطَّيْرَ فَقَالَ مَا لِيَ لَا أَرَى الْهُدْهُدَ أَمْ كَانَ مِنَ الْغَائِبِينَ
20. Watafaqqada alttayra faqala ma liya la ara alhudhuda am kana mina alghaibeena
English Translation
And he took attendance of the birds and said, "Why do I not see the hoopoe - or is he among the absent?
When he reviewed the Tair, he said: "How is it I do not see Hud-hud? Is he absent?
And he surveyed the birds – he therefore said, What is to me that I do not see the Hudhud (hoopoe), or is he really absent?
And he reviewed the birds; then he said, 'How is it with me, that I do not see the hoopoe? Or is he among the absent?
And he sought after the birds and said: what aileth me that I see not the hoopoe; is he among the absentees?
He inspected the birds, and said: What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees?
Then he inspected the birds, and said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees?
(On another occasion) Solomon inspected the birds and said: "Why is it that I do not see the hoopoe? Is he among the absentees?
He inspected the birds, and said: What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe Or is he among the absentees
And he sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or is he among the absent?
[One day] he reviewed the birds, and said, ‘Why do I not see the hoopoe? Or is he absent?’
He reviewed the birds and said: 'Why is it that I do not see the hoopoe here? Or is he among the absent?
(Solomon) inspected the birds and said, "How is it that I cannot see the hoopoe. Is he absent?
And he reviewed the birds, then said: How is it I see not the hoopoe or is it that he is of the absentees?
Then Solomon inspected the birds, and said, "How is it that I do not see the hoopoe? Is he absent then?
And he took a muster of the Birds; and he said: "Why is it I see not the Hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees?
Surah 27
Quran Surah An-Naml ( Verse 20 ) with English Translation وَتَفَقَّدَ الطَّيْرَ فَقَالَ مَا لِيَ لَا أَرَى الْهُدْهُدَ أَمْ كَانَ مِنَ الْغَائِبِينَ