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

Avoid much suspicion.
Indeed some suspicions are sins.
And do not spy on
or backbite one another.
Will any of you love
to eat the flesh of his dead brother?
You would hate it.
And be wary of Allah;
indeed Allah is all-clement, all-merciful.
13 O mankind!
Indeed We created you from a male and a female,
and made you nations and tribes
that you may identify yourselves with one another.
Indeed the noblest 1 of you
in the sight of Allah
is the most Godwary among you.
Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-aware.
14 The Bedouins say, ‘We have faith.’
Say, ‘You do not have faith yet;
rather say, “We have embraced Islam,”2
for faith has not yet entered into your hearts.
Yet if you obey Allah and His Apostle,
He will not stint anything of [the reward of] your works.
Indeed Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.’
15 The faithful are only those who have attained faith
in Allah and His Apostle
and then have never doubted,
and who wage jihād with their possessions

1 Or ‘the most honoured.’

2 Or ‘We have submitted.’

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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 24 Sep. 2023: