Ahmed Zaki Hammad, The Gracious Quran: A Modern-Phrased Interpretation in English (2008)
2:1 Alif Lâm Mîm
2:2 This is the ˹Book of God˺.
There is no doubt therein.
It is guidance for the God-fearing:
2:3 Those who believe
in the ˹realms of the˺ unseen,
and who ˹duly˺ establish the Prayer
˹set by God˺,
and who spend ˹charitably˺
out of what We have provided them;
2:4 and those who ˹further˺ believe in ˹this Quran˺
that has been sent down to you,
˹O Muhammad, as a revelation from God˺
and ˹who believe in the Scripture˺
that has been sent down ˹to the prophets
who came˺ before you,
and those who, ˹within themselves,˺
have ˹utter˺ certainty
of ˹the imminence of˺ the Hereafter.
2:5 It is these who are ˹advancing˺
upon ˹the path of˺ guidance from their Lord.
And so it is these who are the ˹truly˺ successful.