Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
or the two females,
or what is contained
in the wombs of the two females?
Were you witnesses
when Allah enjoined this upon you?’
So who is a greater wrongdoer
than him who fabricates a lie against Allah
to mislead the people without any knowledge?
Indeed Allah does not guide the wrongdoing lot.
145 Say, ‘I do not find in what has been revealed to me
that anyone be forbidden to eat anything
except carrion or spilt blood,
or the flesh of swine
— for that is indeed unclean —
or an impiety offered to other than Allah.’
But should someone be compelled,
without being rebellious or aggressive,
indeed your Lord is all-forgiving, all-merciful.
146 To the Jews We forbade
every animal having an undivided hoof,
and of oxen and sheep
We forbade them their fat,
except what is borne by their backs or the entrails
or what is attached to the bones.
We requited them with that for their rebelliousness,
and We indeed speak the truth.
147 But if they deny you,
‘Your Lord is dispenser of an all-embracing mercy,
but His punishment will not be averted