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

manifest proofs,
but they said, ‘Shall humans be our guides?!’
So they disbelieved and turned away,
and Allah was in no need [of their faith]
and Allah is all-sufficient, all-laudable.
7 The faithless claim that they will not be resurrected.
Say, ‘Yes, by my Lord,
you will surely be resurrected;
then you will surely be informed of what you did,
and that is easy for Allah.’
8 So have faith in Allah and His Apostle
and the light which We have sent down,
and Allah is well aware of what you do.
9 The day when He will gather you
for the Day of Gathering,
that will be a day of dispossession.1
And whoever has faith in Allah and acts righteously,
He shall absolve him of his misdeeds
and admit him into gardens
with streams running in them,
to remain in them forever.
That is the great success.
10 But as for those who are faithless and deny Our signs,
— they shall be the inmates of the Fire,
to remain in it [forever],
and it is an evil destination.

1 That is, the day on which the faithless will find themselves dispossessed of their place in paradise and find that their pursuit of ephemeral gains has landed them in hell. The faithful will settle in their places in paradise, happy to have been saved from occupying what would have been their place in hell if they did not have faith in Allah and had not performed righteous deeds.

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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 05 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=824