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

morning and evening,
26 and worship Him for a watch of the night
and glorify Him the night long.
27 Indeed they love this transitory life,
and disregard a weighty day ahead of them.
28 We created them and made their joints firm,
and whenever We like
We will replace them with others like them.
29 This is indeed a reminder.
So let anyone who wishes take the way toward his Lord.
30 But you do not wish
unless it is wished by Allah.
Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-wise.
31 He admits whomever He wishes into His mercy,
and as for the wrongdoers,
He has prepared for them a painful punishment.

77. Sūrat al-Mursalāt 1

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

1 By the successive emissaries,2
2 by the raging hurricanes,
3 by the sweeping spreaders,
4 by the decisive separators,
5 by the inspirers of remembrance,
6 to excuse or to warn:

1 The sūrah takes its name from the “emissaries” (mursalāt) mentioned in verse 1.

2 Or ‘By the benign emissaries.’

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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 Mar. 2023: