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

59. Sūrat al-Ḥashr 1

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

1 Whatever there is in the heavens glorifies Allah
and whatever there is in the earth,
and He is the All-mighty, the All-wise
2 It is He who expelled the faithless
belonging to the People of the Book
from their homes
at the outset of [their] en masse banishment.
You did not think that they would go out,
and they thought their fortresses would protect them
from Allah.
But Allah came at them
from whence they did not reckon
and He cast terror into their hearts.
They demolish their houses with their own hands
and the hands of the faithful.
So take lesson, O you who have insight!
3 If Allah had not ordained banishment for them,
He would have surely punished them in this world,
and in the Hereafter there is for them
the punishment of the Fire.
4 That is because they defied Allah and His Apostle;
and whoever defies Allah,

1 The sūrah takes its name from the banishment (ḥashr) of a Jewish tribe from Madīnah, which is its main topic.

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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 06 Oct. 2022: