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

18 Again, what will show you
what is the Day of Retribution?
19 It is a day
when no soul will be of any avail to another soul
and all command that day will belong to Allah.

83. Sūrat al-Muṭaffifūn 1

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

1 Woe to the defrauders who use short measures,
2 who, when they measure [a commodity bought]
from the people,
take the full measure,
3 but diminish when they measure or weigh for them.
4 Do they not know that they will be resurrected
5 on a tremendous day,
6 a day when mankind will stand
before the Lord of all the worlds?
7 No indeed! The record of the vicious is indeed in Sijjīn.
8 And what will show you what is Sijjīn?
9 It is a written record.
10 Woe to the deniers on that day,
11 who deny the Day of Retribution;
12 and none denies it except every sinful transgressor.
13 When Our signs are recited to him,
he says, ‘Myths of the ancients!’

1 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1, which condemns the tradesmen who cheat customers by using short weights and measures (muṭaffifūn).

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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 Sep. 2022: