Ash-Shu'ara

Qur'an

 Revealed 47th  

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Ta, Seen, Meem.

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These are the verses of the clear Book.

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Perhaps, you would kill yourself with grief that they will not be believers.

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If We willed, We could send down to them from the heaven a sign for which their necks would remain humbled.

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And no revelation comes to them anew from the Most Merciful except that they turn away from it.

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For they have already denied, but there will come to them the news of that which they used to ridicule.

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Did they not look at the earth - how much We have produced therein from every noble kind?

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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And when your Lord called Moses, [saying], "Go to the wrongdoing people -

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The people of Pharaoh. Will they not fear God?"

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He said, "My Lord, indeed I fear that they will deny me

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And that my breast will tighten and my tongue will not be fluent, so send for Aaron.  [*Exodus 4:10 - 14]

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And they have upon me a sin, so I fear that they will kill me."

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[God] said, "No. Go both of you with Our signs; indeed, We are with you, listening.

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Go to Pharaoh and say, 'We are the messengers of the Lord of the worlds,

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[Commanded to say], "Send with us the Children of Israel."'"  [*Exodus 7:2]

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[Pharaoh] said, "Did we not raise you among us as a child, and you remained among us for years of your life?

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And [then] you did your deed which you did, and you were of the ungrateful."

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[Moses] said, "I did it, then, while I was of those astray.

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So I fled from you when I feared you.  Then my Lord granted me wisdom and prophethood and appointed me [as one] of the messengers.

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And is this a favor of which you remind me - that you have enslaved the Children of Israel?"

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Said Pharaoh, "And what is the Lord of the worlds?"  [*Exodus 5:2]

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[Moses] said, "The Lord of the heavens and earth and that between them, if you should be convinced."

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[Pharaoh] said to those around him, "Do you not hear?"

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[Moses] said, "Your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers."

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[Pharaoh] said, "Indeed, your 'messenger' who has been sent to you is mad."

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[Moses] said, "Lord of the east and the west and that between them, if you were to reason."

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[Pharaoh] said, "If you take a god other than me, I will surely place you among those imprisoned."

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[Moses] said, "Even if I brought you proof manifest?"

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[Pharaoh] said, "Then bring it, if you should be of the truthful."

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So [Moses] threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent manifest.  [*Exodus 7:10]

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And he drew out his hand; thereupon it was white for the observers.

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[Pharaoh] said to the eminent ones around him, "Indeed, this is a learned magician.

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He wants to drive you out of your land by his magic, so what do you advise?"

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They said, "Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities gatherers

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Who will bring you every learned, skilled magician."

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So the magicians were assembled for the appointment of a well-known day.

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And it was said to the people, "Will you congregate

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That we might follow the magicians if they are the predominant?"

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And when the magicians arrived, they said to Pharaoh, "Is there indeed for us a reward if we are the predominant?"

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He said, "Yes, and indeed, you will then be of those near [to me]."

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Moses said to them, "Throw whatever you will throw."

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So they threw their ropes and their staffs and said, "By the might of Pharaoh, indeed it is we who are predominant."

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Then Moses threw his staff, and at once it devoured what they falsified.  [*Exodus 7:12]

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So the magicians fell down in prostration [to God].

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They said, "We have believed in the Lord of the worlds,

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The Lord of Moses and Aaron."

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[Pharaoh] said, "You believed Moses before I gave you permission.  Indeed, he is your leader who has taught you magic, but you are going to know.  I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will surely crucify you all."

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They said, "No harm.  Indeed, to our Lord we will return.

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Indeed, we aspire that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we were the first of the believers."

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And We inspired to Moses, "Travel by night with My servants [*Leviticus 25:55]; indeed, you will be pursued."

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Then Pharaoh sent among the cities gatherers

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[And said], "Indeed, those are but a small band,

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And indeed, they are enraging us,

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And indeed, we are a cautious society..."

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So We removed them from gardens and springs

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And treasures and honorable station -

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Thus.  And We caused to inherit it the Children of Israel.

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So they pursued them at sunrise.

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And when the two companies saw one another, the companions of Moses said, "Indeed, we are to be overtaken!"

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[Moses] said, "No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me."

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Then We inspired to Moses, "Strike with your staff the sea," and it parted, and each portion was like a great towering mountain.  [*Exodus 14:21 - 22]

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And We advanced thereto the pursuers.

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And We saved Moses and those with him, all together.

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Then We drowned the others.

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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And recite to them the news of Abraham,

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When he said to his father and his people, "What do you worship?"

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They said, "We worship idols and remain to them devoted."  [*Joshua 24:2]

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He said, "Do they hear you when you supplicate?

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Or do they benefit you, or do they harm?"

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They said, "But we found our fathers doing thus."

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He said, "Then do you see what you have been worshiping,

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You and your ancient forefathers?

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Indeed, they are enemies to me, except the Lord of the worlds,

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Who created me, and He [it is who] guides me.

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And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink.

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And when I am ill, it is He who cures me

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And who will cause me to die and then bring me to life

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And who I aspire that He will forgive me my sin on the Day of Recompense."

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[And he said], "My Lord, grant me authority and join me with the righteous.

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And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations.

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And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Pleasure.

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And forgive my father.  Indeed, he has been of those astray.

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And do not disgrace me on the Day they are [all] resurrected -

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The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children

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But only one who comes to God with a sound heart."

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And Paradise will be brought near [that Day] to the righteous.

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And Hellfire will be brought forth for the deviators,

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And it will be said to them, "Where are those you used to worship

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Other than God?  Can they help you or help themselves?"

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So they will be overturned into Hellfire, they and the deviators

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And the soldiers of Iblees, all together.

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They will say while they dispute therein,

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By God, we were indeed in manifest error

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When we equated you with the Lord of the worlds.

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And no one misguided us except the criminals.

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So now we have no intercessors

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And not a devoted friend.

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Then if we only had a return [to the world] and could be of the believers..."

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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The people of Noah denied the messengers

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When their brother Noah said to them, "Will you not fear God?

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Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And I do not ask you for it any payment.  My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.

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So fear God and obey me."

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They said, "Should we believe you while you are followed by the lowest [class of people]?"

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He said, "And what is my knowledge of what they used to do?

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Their account is only upon my Lord, if you [could] perceive.

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And I am not one to drive away the believers.

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I am only a clear warner."

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They said, "If you do not desist, O Noah, you will surely be of those who are stoned."

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He said, "My Lord, indeed my people have denied me.

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Then judge between me and them with decisive judgement and save me and those with me of the believers."

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So We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

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Then We drowned thereafter the remaining ones.

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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'Aad denied the messengers

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When their brother Hud said to them, "Will you not fear God?

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Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And I do not ask you for it any payment.  My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.

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Do you construct on every elevation a sign, amusing yourselves,

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And take for yourselves palaces and fortresses that you might abide eternally?

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And when you strike, you strike as tyrants.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And fear He who provided you with that which you know,

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Provided you with grazing livestock and children

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And gardens and springs.

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Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a terrible day."

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They said, "It is all the same to us whether you advise or are not of the advisors.

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This is not but the custom of the former peoples,

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And we are not to be punished."

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And they denied him, so We destroyed them.  Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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Thamud denied the messengers

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When their brother Salih said to them, "Will you not fear God?

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Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And I do not ask you for it any payment.  My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.

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Will you be left in what is here, secure [from death],

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Within gardens and springs

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And fields of crops and palm trees with softened fruit?

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And you carve out of the mountains, homes, with skill.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And do not obey the order of the transgressors,

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Who cause corruption in the land and do not amend."

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They said, "You are only of those affected by magic.

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You are but a man like ourselves, so bring a sign, if you should be of the truthful."

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He said, "This is a she-camel.  For her is a [time of] drink, and for you is a [time of] drink, [each] on a known day.

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And do not touch her with harm, lest you be seized by the punishment of a terrible day."

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But they hamstrung her and so became regretful.

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And the punishment seized them.  Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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The people of Lot denied the messengers

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When their brother Lot said to them, "Will you not fear God?

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Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And I do not ask you for it any payment.  My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.

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Do you approach males among the worlds

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And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates?  But you are a people transgressing."

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They said, "If you do not desist, O Lot, you will surely be of those evicted."

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He said, "Indeed, I am, toward your deed, of those who detest [it].

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My Lord, save me and my family from [the consequence of] what they do."

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So We saved him and his family, all,

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Except an old woman among those who remained behind.

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Then We destroyed the others.

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And We rained upon them a rain [of stones], and evil was the rain of those who were warned.  [*Genesis 19:24, *Luke 17:29, *2 Peter 2:6]

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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The companions of the thicket denied the messengers

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When Shu'ayb said to them, "Will you not fear God?

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Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

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So fear God and obey me.

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And I do not ask you for it any payment.  My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.

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Give full measure and do not be of those who cause loss.

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And weigh with an even balance.

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And do not deprive people of their due and do not commit abuse on earth, spreading corruption.

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And fear He who created you and the former creation."

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They said, "You are only of those affected by magic.

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You are but a man like ourselves, and indeed, we think you are among the liars.

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So cause to fall upon us fragments of the heaven, if you should be of the truthful."

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He said, "My Lord is most knowing of what you do."

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And they denied him, so the punishment of the day of the black cloud seized them.  Indeed, it was the punishment of a terrible day.

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Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.

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And indeed, your Lord - He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful.

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And indeed, [the Qur'an] is the revelation of the Lord of the worlds.

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The Trustworthy Spirit has brought it down

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Upon your heart, - that you may be of the warners -

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In a clear Arabic language.

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And indeed, it is [mentioned] in the Scriptures of former peoples.

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And has it not been a sign to them that it is recognized by the scholars of the Children of Israel?  [*John 14:16 - 17, *John 15:26, *John 16:13]

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And even if We had revealed it to one among the foreigners

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And he had recited it to them [perfectly], they would [still] not have been believers in it.

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Thus have We inserted disbelief into the hearts of the criminals.

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They will not believe in it until they see the painful punishment.

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And it will come to them suddenly while they perceive [it] not.

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And they will say, "May we be reprieved?"

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So for Our punishment are they impatient?

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Then have you considered if We gave them enjoyment for years

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And then there came to them that which they were promised?

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They would not be availed by the enjoyment with which they were provided.

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And We did not destroy any city except that it had warners

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As a reminder; and never have We been unjust.

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And the devils have not brought the revelation down.

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It is not allowable for them, nor would they be able.

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Indeed they, from [its] hearing, are removed.

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So do not invoke with God another deity and [thus] be among the punished.

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And warn your closest kindred.

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And lower your wing to those who follow you of the believers.

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And if they disobey you, then say, "Indeed, I am disassociated from what you are doing."

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And rely upon the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,

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Who sees you when you arise

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And your movement among those who prostrate.

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Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

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Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?

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They descend upon every sinful liar.

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They pass on what is heard, and most of them are liars.

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And the poets - [only] the deviators follow them;

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Do you not see that in every valley they roam

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And that they say what they do not do?  -

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Except those [poets] who believe and do righteous deeds and remember God often and defend [the Muslims] after they were wronged.  And those who have wronged are going to know to what [kind of] return they will be returned.

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