Ayah

Word by Word
وَإِذَا
And when
جَآءَتۡهُمۡ
comes to them
ءَايَةٞ
a Sign
قَالُواْ
they say
لَن
Never
نُّؤۡمِنَ
we will believe
حَتَّىٰ
until
نُؤۡتَىٰ
we are given
مِثۡلَ
like
مَآ
what
أُوتِيَ
was given
رُسُلُ
(to the) Messengers
ٱللَّهِۘ
(of) Allah
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
أَعۡلَمُ
knows best
حَيۡثُ
where
يَجۡعَلُ
He places
رِسَالَتَهُۥۗ
His Message
سَيُصِيبُ
Will afflict
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
أَجۡرَمُواْ
committed crimes
صَغَارٌ
a humiliation
عِندَ
from
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
وَعَذَابٞ
and a punishment
شَدِيدُۢ
severe
بِمَا
for what
كَانُواْ
they used to
يَمۡكُرُونَ
plot
وَإِذَا
And when
جَآءَتۡهُمۡ
comes to them
ءَايَةٞ
a Sign
قَالُواْ
they say
لَن
Never
نُّؤۡمِنَ
we will believe
حَتَّىٰ
until
نُؤۡتَىٰ
we are given
مِثۡلَ
like
مَآ
what
أُوتِيَ
was given
رُسُلُ
(to the) Messengers
ٱللَّهِۘ
(of) Allah
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
أَعۡلَمُ
knows best
حَيۡثُ
where
يَجۡعَلُ
He places
رِسَالَتَهُۥۗ
His Message
سَيُصِيبُ
Will afflict
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
أَجۡرَمُواْ
committed crimes
صَغَارٌ
a humiliation
عِندَ
from
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
وَعَذَابٞ
and a punishment
شَدِيدُۢ
severe
بِمَا
for what
كَانُواْ
they used to
يَمۡكُرُونَ
plot

Translation

When there comes to them a sign (from Allah), They say: "We shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like those received by Allah's messengers." Allah knoweth best where (and how) to carry out His mission. Soon will the wicked be overtaken by humiliation before Allah, and a severe punishment, for all their plots.

Tafsir

And when a sign, of the truth of the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him, comes to them, the people of Mecca, they say, 'We will no believe, in him, until we are given the like of what God's messengers were given', in the way of a message and inspiration to us, because we are wealthier and more senior in years. God, exalted be He, says: God knows best where to place His Message (read plural [risaalaatihi, 'His Messages'] or singular [risaalatahu, 'His Message']; hayth, 'where', constitutes the direct object because of the verb [ya'lam, 'He knows'] implicit i a'lam, 'the best knower') that is to say, He knows the right place for it to be placed in, and He thus places it [there] - these people, however, are not worthy of it. Humiliation from God and a terrible chastisement shall smite those who have sinned, by saying this, for their plotting.

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