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

rejected (apostles) before them.

13. And Samood and the people of Lut and the dwellers of the thicket; these were the parties.

14. There was none of them but called the apostles liars, so just was My retribution.

Section 2

15. Nor do these await aught but a single cry, there being no delay in it.

16. And they say: O our Lord! hasten on to us our portion before the day of reckoning.

17. Bear patiently what they say, and remember Our servant Dawood, the possessor of power; surely he was frequent in returning (to Allah).

18. Surely We made the mountains to sing the glory (of Allah) in unison with him at the evening and the sunrise,

19. And the birds gathered together; all joined in singing with him.

20. And We strengthened his kingdom and We gave him wisdom and a clear judgment.

21. And has there come to you the story of the litigants, when they made an entry into the private chamber by ascending over the walls?

22. When they entered in upon Dawood and he was frightened at them, they said: Fear not; two litigants, of whom one

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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 09 Feb. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=735