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

25 They remained in the Cave
for three hundred years,
and added nine more [to that number].
26 Say, ‘Allah knows best how long they remained.
To Him belongs the Unseen of the heavens and the earth.
How well does He see!
How well does He hear!
They have no guardian besides Him,
and none shares with Him in His judgement.’

27 Recite what has been revealed to you
from your Lord’s Book.
Nothing can change His words,
and you will never find any refuge besides Him.
28 Content yourself with the company of those who
supplicate their Lord
morning and evening,
desiring His Face,
and do not loose sight of them,
desiring the glitter of the life of this world.1
And Do not obey
him whose heart We have made oblivious
to Our remembrance,
and who follows his own desires,
and whose conduct is [mere] profligacy.
29 And say, ‘[This is] the truth from your Lord:
let anyone who wishes believe it,
and let anyone who wishes disbelieve it.’

1 Cf. 6:52.

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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 25 May. 2024: