Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
5 The fire, abounding in fuel,
6 above which they sat
7 as they were themselves
witnesses to what they did to the faithful.
8 They were vindictive towards them only
because they had faith in Allah,
the All-mighty, the All-laudable,
9 to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens
and the earth,
and Allah is witness to all things.
10 Indeed those who persecute
the faithful men and women, and then do not repent,
for them there is the punishment of hell,
and for them there is the punishment of burning.
11 Indeed those who have faith and do righteous deeds,
— for them will be gardens
with streams running in them.
That is the supreme success.
12 Indeed your Lord’s striking is severe.
13 It is indeed He who originates and brings back again,
14 and He is the All-forgiving, the All-affectionate,
15 Lord of the Throne, the All-glorious,1
16 doer of what He desires.
17 Did you receive the story of the hosts
18 of Pharaoh and Thamūd?
19 Rather the faithless dwell in denial,
20 and Allah besieges them from all around.
21 Rather it is a glorious Qur’ān,
1 Or ‘Lord of the Glorious Throne,’ in accordance with an alternate reading.