Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
excepting [when it does so] by His leave?
Indeed Allah is most kind and merciful to mankind.
66 It is He who gave you life
then He makes you die,
then He brings you to life.
Indeed man is very ungrateful.
67 For every nation We had appointed a rite [of worship]
which they used to observe;
so let them not dispute with you about the matter.1
And invite to your Lord.
Indeed you are on a straight guidance.
68 And if they dispute with you,
say, ‘Allah knows best what you are doing.
69 Allah will judge between you
on the Day of Resurrection
concerning that about which you used to differ.’
70 Do you not know that Allah knows
whatever there is in the sky and the earth?
That is indeed in a Book.
That is indeed easy for Allah.
71 They worship besides Allah
that for which He has not sent down any authority,
and of which they have no knowledge.
And the wrongdoers shall have no helper.
72 When Our manifest signs are recited to them,
denial on the faces of the faithless:
they would almost pounce
1 Or ‘the Law.’