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

2. And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say: Transient magic.

3. And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term.

4. And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention —

5. Consummate wisdom — but warnings do not avail;

6. So turn (your) back on them (for) the day when the inviter shall invite them to a hard task,

7. Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,

8. Hastening to the inviter. The unbelievers shall say: This is a hard day.

9. Before them the people of Nuh rejected, so they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad, and he was driven away.

10. Therefore he called upon his Lord: I am overcome, come Thou then to help.

11. So We opened the gates of the cloud with water pouring down,

12. And We made water to flow forth in the land in springs, so the water gathered together according to a measure already ordained.

13. And We bore him on that which was made of planks and nails,

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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 27 Nov. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=852