Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)
takes its name from v. 50, which begins the story of Hûd, of the tribe of A‘âd, one of the prophets of Arabia who are not mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Sûrah also contains the stories of two other Arab prophets, Ṣâliḥ, of the tribe of Thamûd, and Shu‘eyb of Midian (identified with Jethro), which, with those of Noah and Moses, are quoted as part of the history of Divine Revelation, the truth of which is here vindicated, in a manner supplementary to Sûrah X.
A late Meccan Sûrah, except v. 114 f., revealed at Al-Madînah.
1. Alif. Lâm. Râ.1 (This is) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded. (It cometh) from One Wise, Informed,
2. (Saying): Serve none but Allah. Lo! I am unto you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings.
3. And (bidding you): Ask pardon of your Lord and turn to Him repentant. He will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed. He giveth His bounty unto every bountiful one. But if ye turn away, lo! (then) I fear for you the retribution of an awful Day.
4. Unto Allah is your return, and He is Able to do all things.
1 See Sûr. II, v. 1, footnote.