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

Look again!
Do you see any flaw?
4 Look again, once more.
Your look will return to you
humbled and weary.
5 We have certainly adorned the lowest heaven
with lamps,
and made them missiles against the devils,
and We have prepared for them
punishment of the Blaze.
6 For those who defy their Lord
is the punishment of hell,
and it is an evil destination.
7 When they are thrown in it,
they hear it blaring, as it seethes,
8 almost exploding with rage.
Whenever a group is thrown in it,
its keepers will ask them,
‘Did there not come to you any warner?’
9 They will say, ‘Yes, a warner did come to us,
but we impugned [him] and said,
‘Allah did not send down anything;
you are only in great error.’
10 And they will say,
‘Had we listened or applied reason,
we would not have been among inmates of the Blaze.’
11 Thus they will admit their sin.
So away with the inmates of the Blaze!
12 Indeed for those who fear their Lord in secret
there will be forgiveness and a great reward.

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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 22 Feb. 2024: