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

This she-camel of Allah is a sign for you.
Let her graze [freely] in Allah’s land,
and do not cause her any harm,
for then you shall be seized by a prompt punishment.’
65 But they hamstrung her,
whereupon he said,
‘Enjoy yourselves in your homes for three days:
that is a promise not to be belied!’
66 So when Our edict came,
We delivered Ṣāliḥ
and the faithful who were with him
by a mercy from Us,
and from the [punishment and] disgrace of that day.
Your Lord is indeed the All-strong, the All-mighty.
67 The Cry seized those who were wrongdoers,
and they lay lifeless prostrate in their homes,
68 as if they had never lived there.
Look! Indeed Thamūd defied their Lord. Look!
Away with Thamūd!

69 Certainly Our messengers came to Abraham
with the good news,
and said, ‘Peace!’
‘Peace!’ He replied.
Presently he brought [for them] a roasted calf.
70 But when he saw their hands not reaching for it,
he took them amiss and felt a fear of them.
They said, ‘Do not be afraid.
We have been sent to the people of Lot.’
71 His wife, standing by, laughed

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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 May. 2023: