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

11 What, when we have been decayed bones?!’
12 They will say, ‘This, then, is a ruinous return!’
13 Yet it will be only a single shout,
14 and behold, they will be awake.

15 Did you receive the story of Moses,
16 when his Lord called out to him
in the holy valley of Ṭuwā?
17 [And said,] ‘Go to Pharaoh,
for indeed he has rebelled,
18 and say, “Would you purify yourself?
19 I will guide you to your Lord,
that you may fear [Him]?” ’
20 Then he showed him the greatest sign.
21 But he denied, and disobeyed.
22 Then he turned back, walking swiftly,
23 and mustered [the people] and proclaimed,
24 saying, ‘I am your exalted lord!’
25 So Allah seized him
with the punishment of this life and the Hereafter.
26 There is indeed a moral in that for someone who fears!
27 Is it you whose creation is more prodigious
or the sky which He has built?
28 He raised its vault, and fashioned it,
29 and darkened its night,
and brought forth its day;
30 and after that He spread out the earth,
31 and brought forth from it its water and pastures,
32 and set firm the mountains,
33 as a [place of] sustenance for you

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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 02 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=866