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

86 Say, ‘I do not ask you any reward for it,
and I am no impostor.1
87 It is just a reminder for all the nations,
88 and you will surely learn its tidings in due time.’

39. Sūrat al-Zumar 2

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

1 The [gradual] sending down of the Book is from Allah,
the All-mighty, the All-wise.
2 Indeed We have sent down the Book to you
with the truth;
so worship Allah,
putting exclusive faith 3 in Him.
3 Look! [Only] exclusive faith is worthy of Allah,
and those who take guardians besides Him
[claiming,] ‘We only worship them
so that they may bring us near to Allah,’
Allah will indeed judge between them
concerning that about which they differ.
Indeed Allah does not guide
someone who is a liar and an ingrate.
4 Had Allah intended to take a son,
He could have chosen from those He has created
whatever He wished.

1 Or ‘nor am I one of those who impose themselves [upon others].’

2 The sūrah takes its name from verses 71 & 73 in which the word zumar (throngs) occurs.

3 Or ‘pure faith.’

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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 24 Sep. 2023: