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

35. Therefore he has not here today a true friend,

36. Nor any food except refuse,

37. Which none but the wrong-doers eat.

Section 2

38. But nay! I swear by that which you see,

39. And that which you do not see.

40. Most surely, it is the Word brought by an honoured Apostle,

41. And it is not the word of a poet; little is it that you believe;

42. Nor the word of a soothsayer; little is it that you mind.

43. It is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

44. And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings,

45. We would certainly have seized him by the right hand,

46. Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta.

47. And not one of you could have withheld Us from him.

48. And most surely it is a reminder for those who guard (against evil).

49. And most surely We know that some of you are rejecters.

50. And most surely it is a great grief to the unbelievers.

51. And most surely it is the true certainty.

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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 09 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=915