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IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
A. L. M. The revelation of the Book, there is no doubt
therein, from the Lord of the worlds.
Do they say, 'He has forged it?' Nay! it is the truth from
thy Lord, that thou mayest warn a people, to whom no warner has come before
thee, haply they may be guided.
God it is who created the heavens and the earth and what is
between the two in six days; then He made for the throne! ye have no patron
beside Him and no intercessor; are ye not then mindful?
He governs the affair from the heaven unto the earth; then
shall it ascend to him in a day, the measure of which is as a thousand years of
what ye number.
 That is He who knows the unseen and the visible; the
mighty, the merciful, who has made the best of the creation of everything, and
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creation of man from clay; then He made his stock from an
extract of despicable water; then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His
spirit, and made for you hearing and eyesight and hearts;-little is it that ye
And they say, 'When we are lost in the earth, shall we then
become a new creation?'  Nay! in the meeting of their Lord they disbelieve.
Say, 'The angel of death shall take you away, he who is
given charge of you; then unto your Lord shall ye be returned.'
And couldst thou see when the sinners hang down their heads
before their Lord, 'O Lord! we have seen and we have heard; send us back then
and we will do right. Verily, we are sure!'
Had we pleased we would have given to everything its
guidance; but the sentence was due from me;-I will surely fill hell with the ginns
and with men all together: 'So taste ye, for that ye forgat the meeting of this
day of yours,-verily, we have forgotten you! and taste ye the torment of
eternity for that which ye have done!'
 They only believe in our signs who when they are
reminded of them fall down adoring and celebrate the praises of their Lord, and
are not too big with pride. As their sides forsake their beds, they call upon
their Lord with fear and hope; and of what we have bestowed upon them do they
give alms. No soul knows what is reserved for them of cheerfulness for eye, as
a reward for that which they have done! Is he who is a believer like him who is
a sinner? they shall not be held equal.
As for those who believe and do right, for them
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are the gardens of resort, an entertainment for that which
they have done!
 But as for those who commit abomination their resort
is the Fire. Every time that they desire to go forth therefrom, we will send
them back therein, and it will be said to them, 'Taste ye the torment of the
fire which ye did call a lie!' and we will surely make them taste of the
torment of the nearer torment beside the greater torment 1,-haply they may
Who is more unjust than he who is reminded of the signs of
his Lord, and then turns away from them? Verily, we will take vengeance on the
And we did give Moses the Book; be not then in doubt
concerning the meeting with him 2; and we made it a guidance to
the children of Israel.
And we made amongst them high priests who guided by our
bidding, since they were patient and were sure of our signs.
 Verily, thy Lord, he shall decide between them on the
resurrection day concerning that whereon they do dispute.
Is it not conspicuous to them how many generations we have
destroyed before them? they walk
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over their dwellings! verily, in that are signs: do they
not then hear?
Have they not seen that we drive the water to the sterile
land, and bring forth thereby corn from which their cattle and themselves do
eat? do they not then see?
And they say, 'When shall this decision come if ye do tell
the truth?' Say, 'On the day of the decision their faith shall not profit those
who misbelieved, nor shall they be respited;'  turn then from them and
wait; verily, they are waiting too!