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

but the passing idea; surely your Lord is liberal in forgiving. He knows you best when He brings you forth from the earth and when you are embryos in the wombs of your mothers; therefore do not attribute purity* to your souls; He knows him best who guards (against evil).

Section 3

33. Have you then seen who turns his back?

34. And gives a little and (then) withholds.

35. Has he the knowledge of the unseen so that he can see?

36. Or, has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Musa?

37. And (of) Ibrahim who fulfilled (the commandments):

38. That no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another;

39. And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for;**

40. And that his striving shall soon be seen;

41. Then shall he be rewarded for it with the fullest reward:

42. And that to your Lord is the goal;

43. And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep;

44. And that He it is Who causes death and gives life;

45. And that He created pairs, the male and the female,

46. From the small life-germ when it is adapted;

* Do not call any man “Your Holiness.”

** Man is exhorted to work hard, for what he wants.

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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 01 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=850