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

Indeed Our Lord’s promise is bound to be fulfilled.”
109 Weeping, they fall down on their faces,
and it increases them in humility.’
110 Say, ‘Invoke “Allah” or invoke “the All-beneficent.”
Whichever [of His Names] you may invoke,
to Him belong the Best Names.’
Be neither loud in your prayer, nor murmur it,
but follow a middle course between these,
111 and say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah,
who has neither taken any son,
nor has He any partner in sovereignty,
nor has He [taken] any ally out of weakness,’
and magnify Him with a magnification [worthy of Him].

18. Sūrat al-Kahf 1

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

1 All praise belongs to Allah,
who has sent down the Book to His servant
and did not let any crookedness be in it,
2 [a Book] upright,
to warn of a severe punishment from Him,
and to give good news to the faithful
who do righteous deeds,
that there shall be for them a good reward,
3 to abide in it forever,

1 The sūrah derives its name from the story of the Companions of the Cave (aṣḥāb al-kahf) told at its beginning.

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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: