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

18. Of what thing did He create him?

19. Of a small life-germ; He created him, then He made him according to a measure,

20. Then (as for) the way — He has made it easy (for him),

21. Then He causes him to die, then assigns to him a grave,

22. Then when He pleases, He will raise him to life again.

23. Nay; but he has not done what He bade him.

21. Then let man look to his food,

25. That We pour down the water, pouring (it) down in abundance,

26. Then We cleave the earth, cleaving (it) asunder,

27. Then We cause to grow therein the grain,

28. And grapes and clover,

29. And the olive and the palm,

30. And thick gardens,

31. And fruits and herbage,

32. A provision for you and for your cattle.

33. But when the deafening cry comes,

34. The day on which a man shall fly from his brother,

35. And his mother and his father,

36. And his spouse and his son —

37. Every man of them shall on that day have an affair which will occupy him.

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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 05 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=946