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

23 Say, ‘It is He who created you,
and made for you hearing, eyesight, and hearts.
Little do you thank.’
24 Say, ‘It is He who created you on the earth,
and toward Him you will be mustered.’
25 They say, ‘When will this promise be fulfilled,
should you be truthful?’
26 Say, ‘Its knowledge is only with Allah;
I am only a manifest warner.’
27 When they see it brought near,
the countenances of the faithless will be distorted,
and [they will be] told, ‘This is what you asked for!’
28 Say, ‘Tell me,
whether Allah destroys me and those with me,
or He has mercy on us,
who will shelter the faithless
from a painful punishment?’
29 Say, ‘He is the All-beneficent;
we have faith in Him, and in Him do we trust.
Soon you will know
who is in manifest error.’
30 Say, ‘Tell me,
should your water sink down [into the ground],
who will bring you running water?’

68. Sūrat al-Qalam 1

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

1 The sūrah takes its name from “the Pen” (al-qalam) mentioned in verse 1.

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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 31 Jan. 2023: