Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
having any partners that they ascribe [to Him].
4 He created man from a drop of [seminal] fluid,1
and, behold, he is an open contender!2
5 He created the cattle,
in which there is warmth 3 for you and [other] uses
and some of them you eat.
6 There is in them a beauty for you
when you bring them home for rest
and when you drive them forth to pasture.
7 And they bear your burdens to towns
which you could not reach
except by straining yourselves.
Indeed your Lord is most kind and merciful.
8 And horses, mules and asses,
for you to ride them, and for adornment,
and He creates what you do not know.
9 With Allah rests guidance to the straight path,4
and some of them 5 are devious,
and had He wished He would have guided you all.
10 It is He who sends down water from the sky:
from it you get your drink
and from it are [sustained] the plants
wherein you pasture your herds.
11 With it He makes the crops grow for you
and olives, date palms, vines,