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

and whatever descends from the sky
and whatever ascends to it,
and He is with you wherever you may be,
and Allah sees best what you do.
5 To Him belongs the kingdom of the heavens
and the earth,
and to Allah all matters are returned.1
6 He makes the night pass into the day
and makes the day pass into the night,
and He knows best what is in the breasts.

7 Have faith in Allah and His Apostle,
and spend out of that
wherein He has made you successors.2
Those of you who have faith
and spend [in Allah’s way]
— there is a great reward for them.
8 Why should you not have faith in Allah
while the Apostle invites you
to have faith in your Lord,
and He has certainly made a covenant with you,
should you be faithful?
9 It is He who sends down
manifest signs to His servant
that He may bring you out of darkness into light,
and indeed Allah is most kind and merciful to you.
10 Why should you not spend in the way of Allah,
while to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens

1 Cf. 2:210, 3:109, 8:44, 11:123, 19:40, 22:76, 30:11, 96:8.

2 That is, of the past generations.

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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 28 Jan. 2023: