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

96 — those who set up besides Allah
another god.
Soon they will know!
97 Certainly We know that you become upset
because of what they say.
98 So celebrate the praise of your Lord
and be among those who prostrate,
99 and worship your Lord
until certainty 1 comes to you.

16. Sūrat al-Naḥl 2

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

1 Allah’s edict is coming!
So do not seek to hasten it.
Immaculate is He and exalted
above [having] any partners that they ascribe [to Him].
2 He sends down the angels
with the Spirit of His command 3
to whomever He wishes of His servants:
‘Warn [the people] that there is no god except Me;
so be wary of Me.’
3 He created the heavens and the earth
with reason.
He is above

1 Or ‘death.’

2 The sūrah takes its name from the honey bee (al-naḥl) mentioned in verses 68-69.

3 Or ‘Law.’

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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: