Surah 37. As-Saffat- Mustafa Khattab Translation

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In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Allah testifies that your God is one God and that shaitans do not have and excess to the exalted assembly of angels
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By those ˹angels˺ lined up in ranks,

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and those who diligently drive ˹the clouds˺,

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and those who recite the Reminder!

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Surely your God is One!

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˹He is˺ the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between, and the Lord of all points of sunrise.

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Indeed, We have adorned the lowest heaven with the stars for decoration

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and ˹for˺ protection from every rebellious devil.

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They cannot listen to the highest assembly ˹of angels˺ for they are pelted from every side,

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˹fiercely˺ driven away. And they will suffer an everlasting torment.

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But whoever manages to stealthily eavesdrop is ˹instantly˺ pursued by a piercing flare.

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So ask them ˹O Prophet˺, which is harder to create: them or other marvels of Our creation?1 Indeed, We created them from a sticky clay.2

Life in the Hereafter and the Day of Judgement are real
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In fact, you are astonished ˹by their denial˺, while they ridicule ˹you˺.

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When they are reminded, they are never mindful.

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And whenever they see a sign, they make fun of it,

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saying, “This is nothing but pure magic.

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When we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be resurrected?

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And our forefathers as well?”

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Say, “Yes! And you will be fully humbled.”

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It will only take one Blast,1 then at once they will see ˹it all˺.

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They will cry, “Oh, woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!”

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˹They will be told,˺ “This is the Day of ˹Final˺ Decision which you used to deny.”

A scene from the Day of Judgement and a treatment for the wrongdoers and A dialogue between the followers and the leaders who mislead them
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˹Allah will say to the angels,˺ “Gather ˹all˺ the wrongdoers along with their peers, and whatever they used to worship

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instead of Allah, then lead them ˹all˺ to the path of Hell.

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And detain them, for they must be questioned.”

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˹Then they will be asked,˺ “What is the matter with you that you can no longer help each other?”

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In fact, on that Day they will be ˹fully˺ submissive.

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They will turn on each other, throwing blame.

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The misled will say, “It was you who deluded us away from what is right.”1

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The misleaders will reply, “No! You disbelieved on your own.

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We had no authority over you. In fact, you yourselves were a transgressing people.

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The decree of our Lord has come to pass against us ˹all˺: we will certainly taste ˹the punishment˺.

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We caused you to deviate, for we ourselves were deviant.”

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Surely on that Day they will ˹all˺ share in the punishment.

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That is certainly how We deal with the wicked.

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For whenever it was said to them ˹in the world˺, “There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Allah,” they acted arrogantly

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and argued, “Should we really abandon our gods for a mad poet?”

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In fact, he came with the truth, confirming ˹earlier˺ messengers.

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You will certainly taste the painful torment,

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and will only be rewarded for what you used to do.

A scene from the scenes of Paradise and And example of conversation from a resident of Paradise
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But not the chosen servants of Allah.

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They will have a known provision:

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fruits ˹of every type˺.1 And they will be honoured

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in the Gardens of Bliss,

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facing each other on thrones.1

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A drink ˹of pure wine˺ will be passed around to them from a flowing stream:

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crystal-white, delicious to drink.

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It will neither harm ˹them˺, nor will they be intoxicated by it.

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And with them will be maidens of modest gaze and gorgeous eyes,

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as if they were pristine pearls.1 

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Then they will turn to one another inquisitively.1

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One of them will say, “I once had a companion ˹in the world˺

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who used to ask ˹me˺, ‘Do you actually believe ˹in resurrection˺?

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When we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be brought to judgment?’”

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He will ˹then˺ ask, “Would you care to see ˹his fate˺?”

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Then he ˹and the others˺ will look and spot him in the midst of the Hellfire.

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He will ˹then˺ say, “By Allah! You nearly ruined me.

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Had it not been for the grace of my Lord, I ˹too˺ would have certainly been among those brought ˹to Hell˺.”

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˹Then he will ask his fellow believers,˺ “Can you imagine that we will never die,

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except our first death, nor be punished ˹like the others˺?”

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This is truly the ultimate triumph.

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For such ˹honour˺ all should strive.

A scene from the scenes of Hell
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Is this ˹bliss˺ a better accommodation or the tree of Zaqqûm?1

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We have surely made it a test for the wrongdoers.

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Indeed, it is a tree that grows in the depths of Hell,

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bearing fruit like devils’ heads.

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The evildoers will certainly ˹be left to˺ eat from it, filling up their bellies with it.

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Then on top of that they will be given a blend of boiling drink.

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Then they will ultimately return to ˹their place in˺ Hell.

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Indeed, they found their forefathers astray,

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so they rushed in their footsteps!

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And surely most of the earlier generations had strayed before them,

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although We had certainly sent warners among them.

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See then what was the end of those who had been warned.

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But not the chosen servants of Allah.

Prophet Nuh prayed and Allah respond to his prayers
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Indeed, Noah cried out to Us, and how excellent are We in responding!

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We delivered him and his family1 from the great distress,

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and made his descendants the sole survivors.1

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And We blessed him ˹with honourable mention˺ among later generations:

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“Peace be upon Noah among all peoples.”

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Indeed, this is how We reward the good-doers.

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˹For˺ he was truly one of Our faithful servants.

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Then We drowned the others.

Story of Prophet Ibrahim, "The Friend of Allah"
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And indeed, one of those who followed his way was Abraham.

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˹Remember˺ when he came to his Lord with a pure heart,

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and said to his father and his people, “What are you worshipping?

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Is it false gods that you desire instead of Allah?

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What then do you expect from the Lord of all worlds?”

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He later looked up to the stars ˹in contemplation˺,1

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then said, “I am really sick.”1

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So they turned their backs on him and went away.

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Then he ˹stealthily˺ advanced towards their gods, and said ˹mockingly˺, “Will you not eat ˹your offerings˺?

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What is wrong with you that you cannot speak?”

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Then he swiftly turned on them, striking ˹them˺ with his right hand.

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Later, his people came rushing towards him ˹furiously˺.

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He argued, “How can you worship what you carve ˹with your own hands˺,

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when it is Allah Who created you and whatever you do?”

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They said ˹to one another˺, “Build him a furnace and cast him into the blazing fire.”

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And so they sought to harm him, but We made them inferior.

Prophet Ibrahim was asked to offer his only son in sacrifice as a test and he fulfilled it
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He later said, “I am leaving ˹in obedience˺ to my Lord. He will guide me.

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My Lord! Bless me with righteous offspring.”

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So We gave him good news of a forbearing son.

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Then when the boy reached the age to work with him, Abraham said, “O my dear son! I have seen in a dream that I ˹must˺ sacrifice you. So tell me what you think.” He replied, “O my dear father! Do as you are commanded. Allah willing, you will find me steadfast.”

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Then when they submitted ˹to Allah’s Will˺, and Abraham laid him on his forehead ˹for sacrifice˺,

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We called out to him, “O Abraham!

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You have already fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, this is how We reward the good-doers.

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That was truly a revealing test.

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And We ransomed his son with a great sacrifice,1

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and blessed Abraham ˹with honourable mention˺ among later generations:

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“Peace be upon Abraham.”

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This is how We reward the good-doers.

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He was truly one of Our faithful servants.

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We ˹later˺ gave him good news of Isaac—a prophet, and one of the righteous.1

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We blessed him1 and Isaac as well. Some of their descendants did good, while others clearly wronged themselves.

Allah bestowed His favors on Prophets Musa and Haroon
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And We certainly showed favour to Moses and Aaron,

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and delivered them and their people from the great distress.

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We helped them so it was they who prevailed.

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We gave them the clear Scripture,

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and guided them to the Straight Path.

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And We blessed them ˹with honourable mention˺ among later generations:

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“Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.”

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Indeed, this is how We reward the good-doers.

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They were truly ˹two˺ of Our faithful servants.

Ilyas (Elias) was one of the Rasools of Allah
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And Elias was indeed one of the messengers.

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˹Remember˺ when he said to his people, “Will you not fear ˹Allah˺?

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Do you call upon ˹the idol of˺ Ba’l and abandon the Best of Creators—

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Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?”

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But they rejected him, so they will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺.

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But not the chosen servants of Allah.

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We blessed him ˹with honourable mention˺ among later generations:

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“Peace be upon Elias.”

Lut was also a Rasool of Allah
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Indeed, this is how We reward the good-doers.

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He was truly one of Our faithful servants.

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And Lot was indeed one of the messengers.

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˹Remember˺ when We delivered him and all of his family,

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except an old woman,1 who was one of the doomed.

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Then We ˹utterly˺ destroyed the rest.

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You ˹Meccans˺ certainly pass by their ruins day

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and night. Will you not then understand?

Story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah)
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And Jonah was indeed one of the messengers.

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˹Remember˺ when he fled to the overloaded ship.

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Then ˹to save it from sinking,˺ he drew straws ˹with other passengers˺. He lost ˹and was thrown overboard˺.

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Then the whale engulfed him while he was blameworthy.1

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Had he not ˹constantly˺ glorified ˹Allah˺,1

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he would have certainly remained in its belly until the Day of Resurrection.1

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But We cast him onto the open ˹shore˺, ˹totally˺ worn out,

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and caused a squash plant to grow over him.1

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We ˹later˺ sent him ˹back˺ to ˹his city of˺ at least one hundred thousand people,

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who then believed ˹in him˺, so We allowed them enjoyment for a while.

Mushrik's claim of Angels being daughters of Allah and Jinns having blood relations with Allah are utterly false
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Ask them ˹O Prophet˺ if your Lord has daughters,1 while the pagans ˹prefer to˺ have sons.

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Or ˹ask them˺ if We created the angels as females right before their eyes.

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Indeed, it is one of their ˹outrageous˺ fabrications to say,

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“Allah has children.” They are simply liars.

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Has He chosen daughters over sons?1

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What is the matter with you? How do you judge?

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Will you not then be mindful?

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Or do you have ˹any˺ compelling proof?

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Then bring ˹us˺ your scripture, if what you say is true!

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They have also established a ˹marital˺ relationship between Him and the jinn. Yet the jinn ˹themselves˺ know well that such people will certainly be brought ˹for punishment˺.1

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Glorified is Allah far above what they claim!

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But not the chosen servants of Allah.

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Surely you ˹pagans˺ and whatever ˹idols˺ you worship

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can never lure ˹anyone˺ away from Him

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except those ˹destined˺ to burn in Hell.

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˹The angels respond,˺ “There is not one of us without an assigned station ˹of worship˺.

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We are indeed the ones lined up in ranks ˹for Allah˺.

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And we are indeed the ones ˹constantly˺ glorifying ˹His praise˺.”

Allah has promised to help His Rasools and His devotees
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They certainly used to say,

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“If only we had a Reminder like ˹those of˺ earlier peoples,1

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we would have truly been Allah’s devoted servants.”

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But ˹now˺ they reject it, so they will soon know.

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Our Word has already gone forth to Our servants, the messengers,

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that they would surely be helped,

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and that Our forces will certainly prevail.

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So turn away from the deniers for a while ˹O Prophet˺.

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You will see ˹what will happen to˺ them, and they too will see!

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Do they ˹really˺ wish to hasten Our punishment?

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Yet when it descends upon them:1 how evil will that morning be for those who had been warned!

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And turn away from them for a while.

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You will see, and they too will see!

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Glorified is your Lord—the Lord of Honour and Power—above what they claim!

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Peace be upon the messengers.

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And praise be to Allah—Lord of all worlds.



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