Quran

Surah 19 «Maryam», Ayah 42

Verse 42 of Surah Maryam (19:42) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

إِذۡ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَٰٓأَبَتِ لِمَ تَعۡبُدُ مَا لَا يَسۡمَعُ وَلَا يُبۡصِرُ وَلَا يُغۡنِي عَنكَ شَيۡـٔٗا ٤٢
'Idh Qāla Li'abīhi Yā 'Abati Lima Ta`budu Mā Lā Yasma`u Wa Lā Yubşiru Wa Lā Yughnī `Anka Shay'āan

Sahih International

[Mention] when he said to his father, "O my father, why do you worship that which does not hear and does not see and will not benefit you at all?

Abdul Haleem

He said to his father, ‘Father, why do you worship something that can neither hear nor see nor benefit you in any way?

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

When he said to his father: "O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything?

Taqi Usmani

when he said to his father, “My dear father, why do you worship something that does neither hear nor see, nor help you in any way?

Pickthall

When he said unto his father: O my father! Why worshippest thou that which heareth not nor seeth, nor can in aught avail thee?

Pickthall

Behold, he said to his father: "O my father! why worship that which heareth not and seeth not, and can profit thee nothing?