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

to transgress.
Cooperate in piety and Godwariness,
but do not cooperate in sin and aggression,
and be wary of Allah.
Indeed Allah is severe in retribution.
3 You are prohibited carrion,
blood, the flesh of swine,
and what has been offered to other than Allah,
and the animal strangled or beaten to death,
and that which dies by falling or is gored to death,
and that which is mangled by a beast of prey
— barring that which you may purify 1
and what is sacrificed on stone altars [to idols],
and that you should divide by raffling with arrows.
All that is transgression.

Today the faithless have despaired of your religion.
So do not fear them, but fear Me.
Today I have perfected your religion for you,
and I have completed My blessing upon you,
and I have approved Islam as your religion.

But should anyone be compelled by hunger,
without inclining to sin,
then Allah is indeed all-forgiving, all-merciful.
4 They ask you as to what is lawful to them.
Say, ‘All the good things are lawful to you.’
As for what you have taught hunting dogs [to catch],
teaching them out of what Allah has taught you,

1 That is, by duly slaughtering the animal wounded by the beast of prey.

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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 28 Sep. 2022: