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

32. And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant,

33. And those who are upright in their testimonies,

34. And those who keep guard on their prayer,

35. Those shall be in gardens, honoured.

Section 2

36. But what is the matter with those who disbelieve that they hasten on around you,

37. On the right hand and on the left, in sundry parties?

38. Does every man of them desire that he should be made to enter the garden of bliss?

39. By no means! Surely We have created them of what they know.

40. But nay! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able

41. To bring instead (others) better than them, and We shall not be overcome.

42. Therefore leave them alone to go on with the false discourses and to sport until they come face to face with that day of theirs with which they are threatened;

43. The day on which they shall come forth from their graves in haste, as if they were hastening on to a goal,

44. Their eyes cast down; disgrace shall overtake them; that is the day which they were threatened with.

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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 Feb. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=918