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

22. Sūrat al-Ḥajj 1

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

1 O mankind! Be wary of your Lord!
Indeed the quake of the Hour is a terrible thing.
2 The day that you will see it,
every suckling female will neglect what she suckled,
and every pregnant female will deliver her burden,
and you will see the people drunk,
yet they will not be drunken,
but Allah’s punishment is severe.
3 Among the people are those who dispute about Allah
without any knowledge,
and follow every froward devil,
4 about whom it has been decreed
that should anyone take him for a friend,
he will lead him astray,
and conduct him toward the punishment of the Blaze.
5 O people!
If you are in doubt about the resurrection,
[consider that] We indeed created you from dust,
then from a drop of [seminal] fluid,
then from a clinging mass,2
then from a fleshy tissue,3

1 Verses 26-37 of this sūrah relate to the ḥajj pilgrimage, after which it is named.

2 That is, an embryo; cf. 23:13-14; 40:67; 75:38.

3 That is, the fetus in the early stages of its development; cf. 23:13.

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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: