- Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
- Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
- 2 times as noun şmaal
- 2 times as form VIII verb aştmlt
- 8 times as noun şmal
and shall most certainly fall upon them openly as well as in a manner beyond their ken,* and from their right and from their left: and most of them Thou wilt find ungrateful."
HAVE, THEN, they [who deny the truth] never considered any of the things that God has created* _ (how] their shadows turn right and left, prostrating themselves before God and utterly submissive [to His will]?*
[His followers would have it that, in certain cases, any of these] four kinds of cattle of either sex [is unlawful to man]: either of the two sexes of sheep and of goats.* Ask [them]: "Is it the two males that He has forbidden, or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females may contain? Tell me what you know in this respect,* if what you say is true."
śmanyẗ azwaj mn alDan aśnyn wmn almAz aśnyn ql aalźkryn Hrm am alanśyyn ama aştmlt Alyh arHam alanśyyn nbwny bAlm an kntm Sadqyn
And [likewise they declare as unlawful] either of the two sexes of camels and of bovine cattle.* Ask [them]: "Is it the two males that He has forbidden, or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females may contain? Is it, perchance, that you [yourselves] were witnesses when God enjoined [all] this upon you?" And who could be more wicked than he who, without any [real] knowledge, attributes his own lying inventions to God, and thus leads people astray'?* Behold, God does not grace [such] evildoing folk with His guidance.
wmn alabl aśnyn wmn albqr aśnyn ql aalźkryn Hrm am alanśyyn ama aştmlt Alyh arHam alanśyyn am kntm şhdaa aź wSyakm allh bhaźa fmn aZlm mmn aftrya Aly allh kźba lyDl alnas bğyr Alm an allh la yhdy alqwm alZalmyn
And [for many a year] thou might have seen the sun, on its rising, incline away from their cave on the right, and, on its setting, turn aside from them on the left, while they lived on in that spacious chamber,* [bearing witness to] this of God's messages: He whom God guides, he alone has found the right way; whereas for him whom He lets go astray thou canst never find any protector who would point out the right way.
wtry alşms aźa TlAt tzawr An khfhm źat alymyn waźa ğrbt tqrDhm źat alşmal whm fy fjwẗ mnh źalk mn aayat allh mn yhd allh fhw almhtd wmn yDll fln tjd lh wlya mrşda
And thou wouldst have thought that they were awake, whereas they lay asleep. And We caused them to turn over repeatedly, now to the right, now to the left; and their dog [lay] on the threshold, its forepaws outstretched. Hadst thou come upon them [unprepared], thou wouldst surely have turned away from them in flight, and wouldst surely have been filled with awe of them.*
wtHsbhm ayqaZa whm rqwd wnqlbhm źat alymyn wźat alşmal wklbhm basT źraAyh balwSyd lw aTlAt Alyhm lwlyt mnhm frara wlmlat mnhm rAba
INDEED, in [the luxuriant beauty of] their homeland, the people of Sheba had an evidence [of God's grace]* two [vast expanses of] gardens, to the right and to the left, [calling out to them, as it were:] Eat of what your Sustainer has provided for you, and render thanks unto Him: a land most goodly, and a Sustainer much-forgiving!"
[And so,] whenever the two demands [of his nature] come face to face, contending from the right and from the left,*
BUT AS FOR those who have persevered in evil - what of those who have persevered in evil?*
But as for him whose record shall be placed in his left hand,* he will exclaim: "Oh, would that I had never been shown this my record,
[coming upon thee] from the right and from the left, in crowds?*