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

26 on that day true sovereignty
will belong to the All-beneficent,
and it will be a hard day for the faithless.1
27 A day when the wrongdoer will bite his hands,
saying, ‘I wish
I had followed the Apostle’s way!
28 Woe to me!
I wish I had not taken so and so as a friend!
29 Certainly he led me astray from the Reminder
after it had come to me,
and Satan is a deserter of man.’
30 And the Apostle will say, ‘O my Lord!
Indeed my people
consigned this Qur’ān to oblivion.’
31 That is how for every prophet We assigned an enemy
from among the guilty,
and your Lord suffices as helper and guide.

32 The faithless say,
‘Why has not the Qur’ān been sent down to him
all at once?’
So it is, that We may strengthen your heart with it,
and We have recited it [to you]
in a measured tone.
33 They do not bring you any poser
but that We bring you the truth [in reply to them]
and the best exposition.
34 Those who will be mustered on their faces
toward hell,

1 Cf. 74:9.

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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 22 Feb. 2024: