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

as if they were a compact structure.
5 When Moses said to his people,
‘O my people! Why do you torment me,
when you certainly know
that I am Allah’s apostle to you?’
So when they swerved [from the right path]
Allah made their hearts swerve,
and Allah does not guide the transgressing lot.
6 And when Jesus son of Mary said,
‘O Children of Israel!
Indeed I am the apostle of Allah to you,
to confirm what is before me of the Torah,
and to give the good news of an apostle
who will come after me,
whose name is Aḥmad.’
Yet when he brought them manifest proofs,
they said, ‘This is plain magic.’
7 And who is a greater wrongdoer than him
who fabricates falsehoods against Allah,
while he is being summoned to Islam?
And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing lot.
8 They desire to put out the light of Allah
with their mouths,
but Allah shall perfect His light
though the faithless should be averse.
9 It is He who has sent His Apostle
with the guidance
and the religion of truth
that He may make it prevail over all religions
though the polytheists should be averse.

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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: