Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
74 And those who say, ‘Our Lord!
comfort in our spouses and descendants,
and make us imams of the Godwary.’
75 Those shall be rewarded with sublime abodes
for their patience,
and they shall be met there with greetings
76 to abide in them [forever],
an excellent abode and place.
77 Say, ‘What store my Lord would set by you
were it not for your supplication?1
But you impugned [me and my advice],
so that will continue to haunt you.’
26. Sūrat al-Shu‘arā’ 2
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
1 Ṭā, Sīn, Mīm.
2 These are the signs of the Manifest Book.
3 You are liable to imperil your life [out of distress]
that they will not have faith.
4 If We wish We will send down to them
a sign from the sky
before which their heads will remain bowed in humility.
1 Or ‘were it not for your invitation.’
2 The sūrah takes its name from verses 224-227 concerning the poets (shu‘arā’).