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

while they are disregardful of it!
106 And most of them do not believe in Allah
without ascribing partners to Him.
107 Do they feel secure from being overtaken
by a blanket punishment from Allah,
or being overtaken by the Hour, suddenly,
while they are unaware?
108 Say, ‘This is my way.
I summon to Allah with insight
— I and he who follows me.
Immaculate is Allah,
and I am not one of the polytheists.’
109 We did not send [any apostles] before you
except as men to whom We revealed
from among the people of the towns.
Have they not traveled over the land
so that they may observe
how was the fate of those who were before them?
And the abode of the Hereafter is surely better
for those who are Godwary.
Do you not apply reason?
110 When the apostles lost hope 1
and they thought that they had been told lies,2
Our help came to them,
and We delivered whomever We wished,
and Our punishment will not be averted
from the guilty lot.

1 That is, when the apostles lost hopes of bringing their people to the right path.

2 That is, the people to whom the apostles had been sent thought that the apostles had been told lies concerning the impending punishment of the infidels.

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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: