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

If you claim that you are Allah’s favourites,
to the exclusion of other people,
then long for death,
should you be truthful.’
7 Yet they will never long for it,
because of what their hands have sent ahead,
and Allah knows best the wrongdoers.
8 Say, ‘Indeed the death that you flee
will indeed encounter you.
Then you will be returned
to the Knower of the sensible and the Unseen,
and He will inform you
about what you used to do.’
9 O you who have faith!
When the call is made for prayer on Friday,
hurry toward the remembrance of Allah,
and leave all business.
That is better for you,
should you know.
10 And when the prayer is finished
disperse through the land
and seek Allah’s grace,
and remember Allah greatly
so that you may be felicitous.
11 When they sight a deal or a diversion,
they scatter off towards it
and leave you standing!
Say, ‘What is with Allah
is better than diversion and dealing,
and Allah is the best of providers.’

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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 08 Dec. 2023: