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

Allah has turned aside their hearts,
for they are a people who do not understand.

128 There has certainly come to you an apostle
from among yourselves.
Grievous to him is your distress;
he has deep concern for you,
and is most kind and merciful to the faithful.
129 But if they turn their backs [on you],
say, ‘Allah is sufficient for me.
There is no god except Him.
In Him I have put my trust
and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.’

10. Sūrat Yūnus 1

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

1 Alif, Lām, Rā.
These are the signs of the Wise 2 Book.
2 Does it seem odd to these people
that We have revealed to a man
from among themselves,
[declaring], ‘Warn mankind,
and give good news to the faithful
that they are in good standing with their Lord’?
The faithless say,

1 ‘Yūnus’ is the Arabic for ‘Jonah,’ the prophet whose account appears in this sūrah.

2 Or ‘Definitive.’

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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 30 Sep. 2023: