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

19. Then as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he will say: Lo! read my book:

20. Surely I knew that I shall meet my account.

21. Soheshallbeinalife of pleasure,

22. In a lofty garden,

23. The fruits of which are near at hand:

24. Eat and drink pleasantly for what you did beforehand in the days gone by.

25. And as for him who is given his book in his left hand he shall say: O would that my book had never been given me:

26. And I had not known what my account was:

27. O would that it had made an end (of me):

28. My wealth has availed me nothing:

29. My authority is gone away from me.

30. Lay hold on him, then put a chain on him,

31. Then cast him into the burning fire,

32. Then thrust him into a chain the length of which is seventy cubits.

33. Surely he did not believe in Allah, the Great,

34. Nor did he urge feeding of the poor.

Cite this page

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 09 Feb. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=914