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

and the earth?
Not equal [to others] are those of you
who spent and fought before the victory.1
They are greater in rank
than those who have spent and fought afterwards.
Yet Allah has promised the best reward to each
and Allah is well aware of what you do.
11 Who is it that willl end Allah a good loan,
that He may multiply it for him
and [that] there may be a noble reward for him?
12 The day you will see the faithful, men and women,
with their light moving swiftly before them
and on their right, [and greeted with the words:]
‘There is good news for you today!
Gardens with streams running in them,
to remain in them [forever].
That is the great success.’
13 The day the hypocrites, men and women, will say
to the faithful,
‘Please let up on us,
that we may glean something from your light!’
They will be told: ‘Go back and grope for light!’2
Then there will be set up between them a wall
with a gate,
with mercy on its interior
and punishment toward its exterior.
14 They will call out to them,
‘Did we not use to be with you?’

1 That is, the Prophet’s triumphant return to Makkah.

2 That is, go back into the world. Said mockingly to the hypocrites. Cf. 2:15, 11:38.

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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 31 Mar. 2023: