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

25. And they say: When shall this threat be (executed) if you are truthful?

26. Say: The knowledge (thereof) is only with Allah and I am only a plain warner.

27. But when they shall see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve shall be sorry, and it shall be said; This is that which you used to call for.

28. Say: Have you considered if Allah should destroy me and those with me — rather He will have mercy on us; yet who will protect the unbelievers from a painful punishment?

29. Say: He is the Beneficent God, we believe in Him and on Him do we rely, so you shall come to know who it is that is in clear error.

30. Say: Have you considered if your water should go down, who is it then that will bring you flowing water?

Chapter 68

52 Verses

The Pen (Qalam)

Section 1
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Noon. I swear by the pen and what the angels write,

2. By the grace of your Lord you are not mad.

3. And most surely you shall have a reward never to be cut off.

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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 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=908