Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
71. Sūrat Nūh 1
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
1 Indeed We sent Noah to his people,
[saying,] ‘Warn your people
before a painful punishment overtakes them.’
2 He said, ‘O my people!
Indeed I am a manifest warner to you.
3 Worship Allah and be wary of Him,
and obey me,
4 that He may forgive you some of your sins
and respite you until a specified time.
Indeed when Allah’s [appointed] time comes,
it cannot be deferred, should you know.’
5 He said, ‘My Lord!
Indeed I have summoned my people night and day
6 but my summons only increases their evasion.
7 Indeed whenever I have summoned them,
so that You might forgive them,
they would put their fingers into their ears
and draw their cloaks over their heads,
and they were persistent [in their unfaith],
and disdainful in [their] arrogance.
8 Again I summoned them aloud,
9 and again appealed to them publicly
1 The sūrah is named after Noah (‘a), whose account is related in it.