M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

185. You shall certainly be tried respecting your wealth and your souls, and you shall certainly hear from those who have been given the Book before you and from those who are polytheists much annoying talk; and if you are patient and guard (against evil), surely this is one of the affairs (which should be) determined upon.

186. And when Allah made a covenant with those who were given the Book: You shall certainly make it known to men and you shall not hide it; but they cast it behind their backs and took a small price for it; so evil is that which they buy.

187. Do not think those who rejoice for what they have done and love that they should be praised for what they have not done — so do by no means think them to be safe from the chastisement, and they shall have a painful chastisement.

188. And Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and Allah has power over all things.

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189. Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for men who understand.

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 28 May. 2024: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=148