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Sura 11
Aya 2
أَلّا تَعبُدوا إِلَّا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّني لَكُم مِنهُ نَذيرٌ وَبَشيرٌ

Muhammad Asad

so that you may worship none but God. [Say, O Prophet:] "Behold, I come unto you from Him [as] a warner and a bearer of glad tidings:1
  • The conjunction an ("that") preceding the next sentence ("that you shall...", etc.) is in this rendering expressed by means of a colon. The interpolation. between brackets, of the words "Say, O Prophet" is necessitated by the first-person construction of this sentence. The subsequent passage - up to the end of verse 4 - outlines both the "warning" and the "glad tidings" referred to above, and thus circumscribes elliptically the whole of the message entrusted to the Prophet.