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

This is the Day of Resurrection,
but you did not know.’
57 On that day
the excuses of the wrongdoers will not benefit them,
nor will they be asked to propitiate [Allah].
58 Certainly we have drawn for mankind
in this Qur’ān
every [kind of] parable.
Indeed if you bring them a sign,1
the faithless will surely say,
‘You are nothing but fabricators!’
59 Thus does Allah seal the hearts
of those who do not know.
60 So be patient!
Allah’s promise is indeed true.
And do not let yourself be upset
by those who have no conviction.

31. Sūrat Luqmān 2

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

1 Alif, Lām, Mīm.
2 These are the signs of the Definitive Book,
3 a guidance and mercy for the virtuous,
4 who maintain the prayer,
and pay the zakāt,

1 That is, a miracle.

1 The sūrah is named after Luqmān, whose account is given in verses 12-19.

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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 27 Sep. 2022: