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

nor [over] any harm
except what Allah may wish.
Had I known the Unseen,
I would have acquired much good,
and no ill would have befallen me.
I am only a warner and a bearer of good news
to a people who have faith.’

189 It is He who created you from a single soul,
and made from it its mate,
that he might find comfort with her.
So when he had covered 1 her,
she bore a light burden
and passed [some time] with it.
When she had grown heavy,
they both invoked Allah, their Lord:
‘If You give us a healthy [child],
we will be surely grateful.’
190 Then when He gave them a healthy [child],
they ascribed partners to Him
in what He had given them.
Exalted is Allah
above [having] any partners that they ascribe [to Him]!
191 Do they ascribe [to Him] partners that create nothing
and have been created themselves,
192 and can neither help them,
nor help themselves?
193 And if you call them to guidance,
they will not follow you:

1 Cover: to copulate with.

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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 29 Feb. 2024: