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

in the hereafter he has no portion.

21. Or have they associates who have prescribed for them any religion that Allah does not sanction? And were it not for the word of judgment, decision would have certainly been given between them; and surely the unjust shall have a painful punishment.

22. You will see the unjust fearing on account of what they have earned, and it must befall them; and those who believe and do good shall be in the meadows of the gardens; they shall have what they please with their Lord: that is the great grace.

23. That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives;* and whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein; surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.

24. Or do they say: He has forged a lie against Allah? But if Allah pleased, He would seal your heart; and Allah will blot out the falsehood and confirm the truth with His words; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the breasts.

* Muslims asked the Holy Prophet “Who are your near relatives, whose love Allah has made obligatory on us?” The Apostle replied, “Fatemah, Ali, Hasan and Husein.” (Fakhruddin Razi).

In the whole Quran, Allah says He is grateful to mere men on two occasions.
(1) When a Haji spontaneously runs between Safa and Merwah. Ch. 2 Verse. 158.
(2) When a believer loves Ahle-Bait-e-Nabuvat. Chapter 42. Verse 23.

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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 30 May. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=784