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

and then die faithless,
Allah will never forgive them.
35 So do not slacken and [do not] call for peace
when you have the upper hand
and Allah is with you,
and He will not stint [the reward of] your works.
36 The life of the world is just play and diversion,
but if you are faithful and Godwary,
He will give you your rewards,
and will not ask your wealth [in return] from you.
37 Should He ask it from you, and press you,
you will be stingy, and He will expose your spite.
38 Ah! There you are,
being invited to spend in the way of Allah;
yet among you there are those who are stingy;
and whoever is stingy is stingy only to himself.
Allah is the All-sufficient, and you are all-needy,
and if you turn away
He will replace you with another people,
and they will not be like you.

48. Sūrat al-Fatḥ 1

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

1 Indeed We have inaugurated for you a clear victory,2
2 that Allah may forgive you

1 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1 wherein victory (fatḥ) is mentioned.

2 Or ‘Indeed We have initiated for you a clear breakthrough.’

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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 31 Jan. 2023: