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

and evening.
10 Indeed those who swear allegiance to you,
swear allegiance only to Allah:
the hand of Allah is above their hands.
So whosoever breaks his oath,
breaks it only to his own detriment,
and whoever fulfills
the covenant he has made with Allah,
He will give him a great reward.
11 The Bedouins who were left behind will tell you,
‘Our possessions and our families kept us occupied.
So plead [to Allah] for our forgiveness!’
They say with their tongues
what is not in their hearts.
Say, ‘Who can be of any avail to you against Allah,
should He desire to cause you harm
or desire to bring you benefit?
Rather Allah is well aware of what you do.’
Rather you thought
that the Apostle and the faithful will not return
to their folk ever,
and that was made to seem decorous to your hearts,
and you entertained evil thoughts,
and you were a ruined lot.
13 As for those who have no faith in Allah
and His Apostle,
We have prepared a blaze for the faithless.
14 To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens
and the earth:
He forgives whomever He wishes,

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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 14 Jul. 2024: