Meaning of Quran

As-Saffat | Those who set the Ranks

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

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(I swear) by those who stand in rows,

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then by those who prevent firmly,

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then by those who recite the dhikr,

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surely your God is but One,

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the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and Lord of the points of sunrise.

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Verily, We have decorated the nearest sky with an adornment, the stars,

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and (have made them) a security against every rebellious devil.

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They cannot listen to the Upper Realm and are hit from every side.

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to be driven off, and for them there is a lasting punishment;

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however, if one snatches a little bit, he is pursued by a bright flame.

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Now ask them, .Are they stronger in the formation of their bodies, or those (other beings) that We have created?. Certainly, We did create them from sticky clay.

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But you wonder (at their denial), and they mock (at the idea of an Hereafter).

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And when any advice is given to them, they pay no heed to it.

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

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and say, .This is nothing but an open magic.

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Is it when we have died and become dust and bones, that we shall be raised again,

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and even our fathers of aforetime?.

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Say, .Yes, and you shall be disgraced (too)!.

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So, it will be only a single castigating call, and all of a sudden they will begin to see.

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And they will be saying, .Woe to us; this is the Day of Retribution.

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(It will be said to them,) .This is the Day of Judgment that you used to deny.

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(It will be said to the angels,) .Muster all those who were unjust, and their fellows, and whatever they used to worship.

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other than Allah, and show them the way to Jahannam ,

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and stop them (for a while,) for they are to be asked some questions..

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(Then they will be asked, .What is wrong with you that you do not help each other?.

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On the contrary, that day all of them will have totally surrendered.

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And some of them (the followers of their chiefs) will turn to others (the chiefs), asking questions from one another.

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They (the followers) will say, .You were the ones who used to come to (mislead) us forcefully..

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They (the chiefs) will say, .On the contrary, you yourselves were not believers.

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We had no authority over you at all, but you yourselves were a transgressing people.

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So, the word of our Lord has come true against us. Indeed, we have to taste (the punishment).

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We did misguide you, (because) we were ourselves erroneous..

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So, that day, they will share each other in punishment.

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This is how We deal with the criminals.

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They were those to whom when it was said: .There is no god but Allah., they waxed proud,

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and used to say, .Are we really to leave our gods because of an insane poet?.

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No, he has come with Truth and has confirmed all the messengers (of Allah).

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Surely you have to taste the painful punishment,__

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And you will be recompensed for nothing but for what you used to do___

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unlike Allah‘s chosen servants.

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Those are the people for whom there is a known provision,

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the fruits; and they will be honored.

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in Gardens of Bliss.

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facing each other on couches.

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They will be served with a cup from a flowing drink,

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(that will be) white (and) delicious for those who drink.

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There will be no headache therein, nor will they be intoxicated with it,

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and by their side there will be females restricting their gazes (to their husbands), having pretty big eyes,

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as if they were eggs hidden (under feathers, protected from polLution).

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Then they will turn to each other asking questions mutually.

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A speaker from them will say, .I had a companion (in the worldly life)

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who used to say (to me), .Are you one of those who believe?

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Is it when we have died and become dust and bones? Is it true that we are going to be recompensed (for our deeds)?.

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He (the speaker) will say (to other people in Paradise) .Would you like to have a look (at Jahannam to find out what happened to that companion of mine)?.

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So he will look and will see him in the middle of Jahannam.

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He (the speaker) will say (to his companion seen in Jahannam ), .By Allah, you were going almost to ruin me.

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But for the favor of my Lord, I would have been among those produced for punishment..

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(Then the speaker will address other people of Paradise in delight and wonder, saying,) .Are we not then to die anymore.

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beyond our first death, nor are we going to be punished?.

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This is, indeed, the great achievement.

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For this kind (of achievement), all workers must work.

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Is that (blissful Paradise) better for hospitality or the tree of zaqqum ?

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We have made it a test for the unjust.

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It is a tree that comes forth in the bottom of Jahannam.

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Its fruits are like the heads of devils.

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So, they have to eat from it and have to fill their bellies with it.

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Then they will have, on top of it, a mixture made of boiling water.

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Then, their final return is to the Fire.

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They found their fathers on the wrong path.

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So, they used to run in their footsteps.

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Most of the earlier ones (too) had gone astray before them.

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We did send warners among them.

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So look, how was the end of those warned.

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except Allah‘s chosen servants.

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And Nuh did call Us (for help after he was disappointed with his people), so (We accepted his prayer, as) We are the best to respond.

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And We delivered him and his family from the great agony,

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and made his progeny the sole survivors (from the Deluge).

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And We left for him (a word of praise) among the later people, (that is):

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Salam be on Nuh among (the people of) all the worlds.

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Certainly, this is how We reward those who are good in their deeds.

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He was one of Our believing servants.

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Then, we drowned others.

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And certainly one of his adherents was Ibrahim.

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(Remember) when he came to his Lord with a pure heart,

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when he said to his father and his people, .What is that which you worship?

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Do you wish (to have) fallacious gods other than Allah?

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Then, what do you think about the Lord of the worlds?.

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Then, he cast a look at the stars,

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and then said, .I feel indisposed.

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So they went away from him, turning their backs.

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And he made his way to their gods‘ and said to them, .Why would you not eat?

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What is wrong with you that you do not speak?.

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Then he attacked them striking with his right hand.

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Then, they (the idolaters) came to him rushing.

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He said, .Do you worship what is carved by yourselves,

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while Allah has created you and what you make?.

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They said, .Build for him a structure, and throw him into the blazing fire..

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So, they intended to bring harm to him, but We made them the lowest (by frustrating their plan).

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And he said, .I am going to my Lord. He will show me the way.

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O my Lord, bless me with a righteous son..

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So, We gave him the good news of a forbearing boy.

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Thereafter, when he (the boy) reached an age in which he could work with him, he (Ibrahim) said, .O my little son, I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you, so consider, what is your opinion?. He said, .O my dear father, do what you have been ordered to do. You will find me, insha‘allah , (if Allah wills) one of those who endure patiently..

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So, (it was a great episode) when both of them submitted themselves (to Allah‘s will), and he laid him on his forehead (to slaughter him),

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and then We called out to him, .O Ibrahim,

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you did make the dream come true.. This is how We reward those who are good in their deeds.

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This was indeed a trial that clearly demonstrated (their obedience).

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And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice,

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and We left for him (a word of praise) among the later people,

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(that is,) .Salam be on Ibrahim!

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This is how We reward those who are good in their deeds.

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Surely, he is among Our believing servants.

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And We gave him the good news of IsHaq (Isaac), a prophet from among the righteous.

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And We did bless him, and IsHaq. And among the progeny of both of them, some are good and some are utterly unjust to their own selves.

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Certainly We bestowed favors upon Musa and Harun,

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and We delivered them and their people from the great agony,

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and We helped them, so they became victors,

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and We gave them the clear book,

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and guided them to the straight path.

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And We left for them (a word of praise) among the later people,

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(that is,) Salam be on Musa and Harun!

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This is how We reward those who are good in their deeds.

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Surely, both of them were among Our believing servants.

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And surely, Ilyas is one of the messengers.

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(Remember) when he said to his people: .Do you not fear Allah?

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Do you invoke Baal and ignore the Best of the creators,

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that is, Allah who is your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?.

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Then they rejected him. Therefore, they will be arraigned –

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except Allah‘s chosen servants.

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And We left for him (a word of praise) among the later people,

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(that is,) .Salam on Ilyasin (Ilyas).

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This is how We reward those who are good in their deeds.

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Surely, he was from among Our believing servants.

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And surely, Lut is one of the messengers.

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(Remember) when We saved him and his family, all of them,

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except an old woman among those remaining behind.

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After that, We destroyed others

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and you do pass by them at daybreak

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and by nightfall. Would you still not understand?

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And surely, Yunus (Jonah) is from among the messengers.

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(Remember) when he ran away towards the boat that was already loaded.

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Then he participated in drawing lots (to offload one of the passengers) and was the one who was defeated.

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Then the fish swallowed him while he was reproaching his own self.

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Had he not been of those who proclaim Allah‘s purity,

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he would have definitely lived in its belly till the day when the dead will be raised.

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Then We cast him ashore in the open while he was ill,

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and We caused a tree of ourds to grow over him.

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And We had sent him (as messenger) to one hundred thousand, or more.

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So, they believed, then, We let them enjoy for a time.

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So ask them, .Does your Lord have daughters while they have sons?.

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Or, had We created angels as females while they were witnessing?

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Beware! They are the ones who, by way of a lie of theirs, (have the audacity to) say,

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.Allah has children. – and they are absolute liars.

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Is it that Allah has chosen daughters (for Himself) instead of sons?

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What is the matter with you? How (arbitrarily) do you judge?

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Then, is it that you do not think about it?

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Or, is it that there is some open authority with you?

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Then bring your book, if you are truthful.

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And they have made up between Him (Allah) and the Jinns some kinship, while the Jinns already know that they are bound to be seized.__

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__Pure is Allah from what they describe__

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except Allah‘s chosen servants.

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So, you and those whom you worship,

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none of you can make anyone turn away from Him (Allah),

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except him who is to burn in Jahannam.

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And (the angels say,) .There is no one among us who does not have a known station,

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and We, surely We, are those who stand in rows

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and We, surely We, are those who proclaim Allah‘s purity..

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And they (the pagans) used to say,

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.Had there been a scripture with us like that of the former people,

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we would have certainly been Allah‘s chosen servants..

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Then (once the divine book came to them,) they disbelieved in it. So, very soon they will come to know.

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And Our Word has already come to pass in favor of Our servants, the messengers

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(that) they are the ones who will be supported,

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and verily it is Our army (of chosen servants) that prevails.

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So, withdraw your attention from them for some time.

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But, watch them. They shall soon see (the reality).

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Are they asking for Our punishment to come sooner?

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So, when it will descend in their courtyard, then, evil will be the morning of those warned.

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So, withdraw your attention from them for some time,

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and watch. They shall soon see (the reality).

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Pure is your Lord, the Lord of all might and honor, from what they describe

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and Salam be on the messengers.

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and praised is Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.