Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
The day when the Caller calls to a dire thing,
7 with a humbled look [in their eyes],
they will emerge from the graves
as if they were scattered locusts,
8 scrambling toward the summoner.
The faithless will say, ‘This is a hard day!’
9 The people of Noah impugned before them.
So they impugned Our servant and said,
‘A crazy man,’ and he was reviled.1
10 Thereat he invoked his Lord,
[saying,] ‘I have been overcome, so help [me].’
11 Then We opened the gates of the sky
with pouring waters,
12 and We made the earth burst forth with springs,
and the waters met for a preordained purpose.
13 We bore him
on a vessel made of planks and nails,
14 which sailed [over the flood waters] in Our sight,
as a retribution for him who was repudiated.
15 Certainly We have left it as a sign;
so is there anyone who will be admonished?
16 So how were My punishment and My warnings?
17 Certainly We have made the Qur’ān simple
for the sake of admonishment.
So is there anyone who will be admonished?
18 [The people of] ‘Ād impugned [their apostle].
So how were My punishment and My warnings?
19 Indeed We unleashed upon them an icy gale
on an incessantly ill-fated day,
1 Or ‘he was proscribed,’ or ‘he was ostracized.’