Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
53 the path of Allah,
to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens
and whatever is in the earth.
Look! To Allah do all matters return!
43. Sūrat al-Zukhruf 1
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
1 Ḥā, Mīm.
2 By the Manifest Book:
3 We have made it an Arabic Qur’ān
so that you may apply reason,
4 and indeed it is with Us in the Mother Book
[and it is] surely sublime and wise.
5 Shall We withhold the Reminder from you
because you are a profligate lot?
6 How many a prophet We have sent
to the ancients!
7 There did not come to them any prophet
but that they used to deride him.
8 So We destroyed those who were stronger than these,2
and the example of the ancients has passed.
9 If you ask them,
‘Who created the heavens and the earth?’
they will surely say,