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

from my Lord,
and I have been commanded to submit
to the Lord of all the worlds.
67 It is He who created you from dust,
then from a drop of [seminal] fluid,
then from a clinging mass,
then He brings you forth as infants,
then [He nourishes you] so that you may come of age,
then that you may become aged
— though there are some of you who die earlier —
and that you may complete a specified term,
and so that you may apply reason.
68 It is He who gives life and brings death.
So when He decides on a matter,
He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is.
69 Have you not regarded
those who dispute the signs of Allah,
where they are being led away [from Allah’s way]?
70 — Those who deny the Book
and what we have sent with Our apostles.
Soon they will know
71 when, [with] iron collars around their necks
and chains,
they are dragged
72 into scalding waters
and then set aflame in the Fire.
73 Then they will be told,
‘Where are those you used to take as partners
74 besides Allah?’
They will say, ‘They have forsaken us.

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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 08 Dec. 2023: