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

153 Has he preferred daughters to sons?
154 What is the matter with you?
How do you judge?
155 Will you not then take admonition?
156 Do you have a manifest authority?1
157 Then produce your scripture,
should you be truthful.
158 And they have setup
a kinship between Him and the jinn,
while the jinn certainly know
that they will indeed be presented [before Him].
159 Clear is Allah of whatever they allege [about Him],
160 — [all] except Allah’s exclusive servants.
161 Indeed you and what you worship
162 — you cannot mislead [anyone] about Him,
163 except someone who is bound for hell.

164 ‘There is none among us but has a known place.2
165 Indeed it is we who are the ranged ones.
166 Indeed it is we who are
those who celebrate Allah’s glory.’

167 Indeed they 3 used to say,
168 ‘Had we possessed a reminder from the ancients,
169 we would surely have been
Allah’s exclusive servants.’
170 But they disbelieved it [when it came to them].

1 That is, in support of what they assert.

2 Verses 164-166 quote the words of the angels referred to in verse 1.

3 That is, the pagans of Makkah.

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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 02 Dec. 2022: