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

upon those who recite Our signs to them.
Say, ‘Shall I inform you
about something worse than that?
The Fire which Allah has promised the faithless.
And it is an evil destination.’

73 O mankind!
Listen to a parable that is being drawn:
Indeed those whom you invoke besides Allah
will never create [even] a fly
even if they all rallied to do so!
And if a fly should take away something from them,
they can not recover that from it.
Feeble is the seeker and the sought!
74 They do not regard Allah with the regard due to Him.
Indeed Allah is all-strong, all-mighty.
75 Allah chooses messengers from angels
and from mankind.
Indeed Allah is all-hearing, all-seeing.
76 He knows that which is before them
and that which is behind them,
and to Allah all matters are returned.

77 O you who have faith!
Bow down and prostrate yourselves,
and worship your Lord,
and do good,
so that you may be felicitous.
78 And wage jihād for the sake of Allah,
a jihād which is worthy of Him.

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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 26 Mar. 2023: