Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

3.Sūrat Āl-i ‘Imrān 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Alif, Lām, Mīm.
2 Allah — there is no god except Him —
is the Living One, the All-sustainer.
3 He has sent down to you the Book with the truth
confirming what was [revealed] before it,
and He had sent down the Torah and the Evangel
4 before
as guidance for mankind,
and He has sent down the Criterion.2
Indeed those who defy the signs of Allah,
there is a severe punishment for them;
and Allah is all-mighty, avenger.
5 Nothing is indeed hidden from Allah
in the earth or in the sky.
6 It is He who forms you in the wombs
however He wishes.
There is no god except Him,
the All-mighty, the All-wise.

7 It is He who has sent down to you the Book.
Parts of it are definitive verses,

1 The sūrah takes its name from the expression ‘the House of ‘Imrān’ (āl-i ‘Imrān) mentioned in verse 33.

2 Cf. 2:53.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=101