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

‘We shall obey you in some matters,’
and Allah knows their secret dealings.
27 But how will it be [with them]
when the angels take them away,
striking their faces and their backs?!
28 That, because they pursued what displeased Allah,
and loathed His pleasure.
So He has made their works fail.
29 Do those in whose hearts is a sickness suppose
that Allah will not expose their spite?
30 If We wish, We will show them 1 to you
so that you recognize them by their mark.
Yet you will recognize them by their tone of speech,
and Allah knows your deeds.
31 We will surely test you
until We ascertain those of you who wage jihād
and those who are steadfast,
and We shall appraise your record.
32 Indeed those who are faithless
and bar from the way of Allah
and defy the Apostle
after guidance has become clear to them,
will not hurt Allah in the least,
and He shall make their works fail.
33 O you who have faith!
Obey Allah and obey the Apostle,
and do not render your works void.
34 Indeed those who are faithless
and bar from the way of Allah

1 That is, the hypocrites.

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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 01 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=752