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

110. Sūrat al-Naṣr 1

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

1 When Allah’s help comes with victory,
2 and you see the people
entering Allah’s religion in throngs,
3 then celebrate the praise of your Lord,
and plead to Him for forgiveness.
Indeed He is all-clement.

111. Sūrat al-Masad 2

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

1 Perish the hands of Abu Lahab, and perish he!
2 Neither his wealth availed him,
nor what he had earned.
3 Soon he will enter the blazing fire,
4 and his wife [too], the firewood carrier,3
5 with a rope of palm fibre around her neck.

1 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1, in which phrase naṣr Allāh (meaning ‘Allah’s help’) occurs.
2 The sūrah takes its name from verse 5 in which the phrase ḥablun min masad (meaning ‘a rope of palm fibre’) occurs.

3 Or ‘the informer.’

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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: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=896