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

43 They will answer,
‘We were not among those who prayed.1
44 Nor did we feed the poor.
45 We used to gossip along with the gossipers,
46 and we used to deny the Day of Retribution,2
47 until death came to us.’
48 So the intercession of the intercessors will not avail them.
49 What is the matter with them
that they evade the Reminder
50 as if they were terrified asses
51 fleeing from a lion?
52 Rather everyone of them desires
to be given unrolled scriptures [from Allah].
53 No indeed!
Rather they do not fear the Hereafter.
54 No indeed!
It is indeed a reminder.
55 So let anyone who wishes remember it.
56 And they will not remember unless Allah wishes.
He is worthy of [your] being wary [of Him]
and He is worthy to forgive.

75. Sūrat al-Qiyāmah 3

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

1 Or ‘We were not among followers of the leaders (or forerunners, mentioned in 56:10).’ (See Tafsīr al-Qummī, Tafsīr Furāt al-Kūfī, al-Kāfī, i, 484, ‘’Kitāb al- Ḥujjah,” bāb 108 (bāb fīhi nukat wa nutaf min al-tanzīl fī al-wilāyah), no. 38.

2 Or ‘the Day of Judgement.’

3 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1, which mentions the Day of Resurrection.

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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 06 Oct. 2022: