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

22. And We will aid them with fruit and flesh such as they desire.

23. They shall pass therein from one to another a cup wherein there shall be nothing vain nor any sin.

24. And round them shall g° boys of theirs as if they were hidden pearls.

25. And some of them shall advance towards others questioning each other.

26. Saying: Surely we feared before on account of our families;

27. But Allah has been gracious to us and He has saved us from the punishment of the hot wind:

28. Surely we called upon Him before: Surely He is the Benign, the Merciful.

Section 2

29. Therefore continue to remind, for by the grace of your Lord, you are not a soothsayer, or a madman.

30. Or do they say: A poet, we wait for him the evil accidents of time.

31. Say: Wait, for surely I too with you am of those who wait.

32. Nay! do their understandings bid them this? Or are they an inordinate people?

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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 Jan. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=845