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

15. By no means! Surely it is a flaming fire,

16. Dragging by the head,

17. It shall claim him who turned and fled (from truth),

18. And amasses (wealth) then shuts it up.

19. Surely man is created of a hasty temperament;

20. Being greatly grieved when evil afflicts him,

21. And niggardly when good befalls him,

22. Except those who pray,

23. Those who are constant at their prayer,

24. And those in whose wealth there is a fixed portion.

25. For him who begs and for him who is denied (good),

26. And those who accept the truth of the judgment day,

27. And those who are fearful of the chastisement of their Lord —

28. Surely the chastisement of their Lord is (a thing) not to be felt secure of —

29. And those who guard their private parts,

30. Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess — for these surely are not to be blamed,

31. But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that go beyond the limits —

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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=917