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

20 and the mountains will be set moving
and become a mirage.
21 Indeed hell is an ambush,
22 a resort for the rebels,
23 to reside therein for ages,
24 tasting in it neither any coolness nor drink,
25 except boiling water and pus
26 — a fitting requital.
27 Indeed they did not expect any reckoning,
28 and they denied Our signs mendaciously,
29 and We have figured everything in a Book.
30 So [now] taste!
We shall increase you in nothing but punishment!
31 Indeed a triumph awaits the Godwary:
32 gardens and vineyards,
33 and buxom maidens of a like age,
34 and brimming cups.
35 Therein they shall hear neither vain talk nor lies
36 — a reward from your Lord,
a bounty sufficing,1
37 the Lord of the heavens and the earth
and whatever is between them,
the All-beneficent,
whom they will not be able to address
38 on the day
when the Spirit and the angels stand
in an array.
None shall speak
except whom the All-beneficent permits

1 Or ‘abounding,’ or ‘well-deserved,’ or ‘well-earned.’

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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 27 Mar. 2023: