Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

5. O mankind! If ye are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then lo! We have created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clot, then from a little lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that We may make (it) clear for you. And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterward We bring you forth as infants, then (give you growth) that ye attain your full strength. And among you there is he who dieth (young), and among you there is he who is brought back to the most abject time of life, so that, after knowledge, he knoweth naught. And thou (Muhammad) seest the earth barren, but when We send down water thereon, it doth thrill and swell and put forth every lovely kind 1 (of growth).

6. That is because Allah, He is the Truth. Lo! He quickeneth the dead, and lo! He is Able to do all things;

7. And because the Hour will come, there is no doubt thereof; and because Allah will raise those who are in the graves.

8. And among mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge or guidance or a Scripture giving light,

9. Turning away in pride to beguile (men) from the way of Allah. For him in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom of burning.

10. (And unto him it will be said): This is for that which thy two hands have sent before, and because Allah is no oppressor of His slaves.

11. And among mankind is he who worshippeth Allah upon a narrow marge so that if good befalleth him he is

1 Or “every lovely pair.” Prof. Ghamrawi who helped me in the revision of the text kept exclaiming on the sublety and wealth of meaning of every expression used in the Koran concerning natural phenomena. Thus the word “pair” occurs often in the sense of “species,” commemorating the fact that every growth of the earth exists as male and female. See particularly XXXVI, 35. — Tr.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=345