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

that He may make it prevail over all religions,
and Allah suffices as witness.
29 Muḥammad, the Apostle of Allah,
and those who are with him
are hard against the faithless
and merciful amongst themselves.
You see them bowing and prostrating [in worship],
seeking Allah’s grace and [His] pleasure.
Their mark is [visible] on their faces,
from the effect of prostration.
Such is their description in the Torah
and their description in the Evangel.
Like a tillage
that sends out its shoots and builds them up,
and they grow stout
and settle on their stalks,
impressing the sowers,
so that He may enrage the faithless by them.
Allah has promised those
of them who have faith and do righteous deeds
forgiveness and a great reward.

49. Sūrat al-Ḥujurāt 1

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

1 O you who have faith!
Do not venture ahead of Allah and His Apostle,

1 The sūrah takes its name from the word ḥujurāt (apartments) in verse 4.

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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 30 May. 2023: