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

eat of what they catch for you
and mention Allah’s Name over it,
and be wary of Allah.
Indeed Allah is swift at reckoning.
5 Today
all the good things have been made lawful to you:
— the food of those who were given the Book
is lawful to you,
and your food is lawful to them —
and the chaste ones from among faithful women,
and chaste women
of those who were given the Book before you,
when you have given them their dowries,
in wedlock, not in license,
nor taking paramours.
Should anyone renounce his faith,
his work shall fail
and he will be among the losers in the Hereafter.
6 O you who have faith!
When you stand up for prayer,
wash your faces
and your hands up to the elbows,
and wipe a part of your heads and your feet,
up to the ankles.
If you are junub, purify yourselves.
But if you are sick, or on a journey,
or any of you has come from the toilet,
or you have touched women,1
and you cannot find water,

1 That is, if you have had sexual intercourse.

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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 17 Aug. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=178