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

spreading far and wide.

8. And they* give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive:

9. We only feed you for Allah’s sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks:

10. Surely we fear from our Lord a stern, distressful day.

11. Therefore Allah will guard them from the evil of that day and cause them to meet with ease and happiness;

12. And reward them, because they were patient, with garden and silk,

13. Reclining therein on raised couches, they shall find therein neither (the severe heat of) the sun nor intense cold.

14. And close down upon them (shall be) its shadows, and its fruits shall be made near (to them), being easy to reach.

15. And there shall be made to go round about them vessels of silver and goblets which are of glass,

16. (Transparent as) glass, made of silver; they have measured them according to a measure.

17. And they shall be made to drink therein a cup the admixture of which shall be ginger,

18. (Of) a fountain therein which is named Salsabil.

* Ali, Fatemah, Hasan and Husein did this, Allah was so pleased that He converted their actions into the ayats of the Glorious Quran, for the guidance of the Muslims.

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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 28 Jan. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=934