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

‘This is your day which you were promised.’
104 The day We shall roll up the sky,
like the rolling of the scrolls for writings.
We will bring it back as We began the first creation
— a promise [binding] on Us.
[That] indeed We will do.
105 Certainly We wrote in the Psalms,
after the Torah:
‘Indeed My righteous servants shall inherit the earth.’
106 There is indeed in this
a proclamation for a devout people.
107 We did not send you
but as a mercy to all the nations.1
108 Say, ‘It has been revealed to me
that your God is the One God.
So will you submit?’
109 But if they turn away,
say, ‘I have proclaimed to you all alike,
and I do not know
whether what you have been promised is far or near.
110 Indeed He knows whatever is spoken aloud,
and He knows whatever you conceal.
111 I do not know
— maybe it is a trial for you
and an enjoyment for a while.’
112 He said,2 ‘My Lord! Judge with justice.’
‘Our Lord is the All-beneficent;
[He is our] resort against what you allege.’

1 Or ‘to all the worlds.’

2 Or ‘Say,’ according to an alternate reading (qul instead of qāla).

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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 02 Dec. 2022: