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

18. We too would summon the braves of the army.

19. Nay! obey him not, and make obeisance and draw nigh (to Allah).

Chapter 97

5 Verses

The Majesty (Qadr)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Surely We revealed it on the grand night.*

2. And what will make you comprehend what the grand night is?

3. The grand night is better than a thousand months.

4. The angels and Gibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair,

5. Peace! it is till the break of the morning.

Chapter 98

8 Verses

The Clear Evidence (Bayyinah)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Those who disbelieved from among the followers of the Book and the polytheists could not have separated (from the faithful) until there had come to them the clear evidence:

2. An apostle from Allah, reciting pure pages,

3. Wherein are all the right ordinances.

4. And those who were given the Book did not become divided except after clear evidence had come to them.

5. And they were not enjoined anything except that they should

* Lail-e-tul Qadr, the grand night or the night of majesty, is one of the nights in Ramazan, in which the Glorious Quran was revealed. The most probable night is the 21st of Ramazan.

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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 06 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=967