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

120 To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens
and the earth
and whatever there is in them,
and He has power over all things.

6. Sūrat al-An‘ām 1

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

1 All praise belongs to Allah
who created the heavens and the earth
and made the darknesses and the light.
Yet the faithless equate [others] with their Lord.
2 It is He who created you from clay,
then ordained the term [of your life]
— the specified term is with Him —
and yet you are in doubt.
3 He is Allah in the heavens and on the earth:
He knows your secret and your overt [matters],
and He knows what you earn.
4 There did not come to the many sign
from among the signs of their Lord,
but that they used to disregard it.
5 They certainly denied the truth when it came to them,
but soon there will come to them the news
of what they have been deriding.
6 Have they not regarded

1 The sūrah takes its name from ‘the cattle’ (al-an‘ām) mentioned in verses 136-146 which deal with pagan superstitions and certain regulations related to cattle.

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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 21 Jun. 2024: