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          In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: Alim. Lam. Mim.

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PICKTHAL: Allah! There is no Allah save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.

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PICKTHAL: He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth,
confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the
Torah and the Gospel.

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PICKTHAL: Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and hath revealed the
Criterion (of right and wrong). Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of
Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the
wrong).

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PICKTHAL: Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah.

SHAKIR: Allah-- surely nothing is hidden from Him in the earth or in the
heaven.

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PICKTHAL: He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There
is no Allah save Him, the Almighty, the Wise.

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PICKTHAL: He it is Who hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture
wherein are clear revelations - they are the substance of the Book - and
others (which are) allegorical. But those in whose hearts is doubt pursue,
forsooth, that which is allegorical seeking (to cause) dissension by
seeking to explain it. None knoweth its explanation save Allah. And those
who are of sound instruction say: We believe therein; the whole is from our
Lord; but only men of understanding really heed.

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided
us, and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art
the Bestower.

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! Lo! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day
of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.

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PICKTHAL: (On that Day) neither the riches nor the progeny of those who
disbelieve will aught avail them with Allah. They will be fuel for Fire.

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PICKTHAL: Like Pharaoh's folk and those who were before them, they
disbelieved Our revelations and so Allah seized them for their sins. And
Allah is severe in punishment.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad) unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be overcome
and gathered unto Hell, an evil resting-place.

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PICKTHAL: There was a token for you in two hosts which met: one army
fighting in the way of Allah, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as
twice their number, clearly, with their very eyes. Thus Allah strengtheneth
with His succour whom He will. Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who
have eyes.

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PICKTHAL: Beautified for mankind is love of the joys (that come) from women
and offspring; and stored-up heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded
(with their mark), and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the
world. Allah! With Him is a more excellent abode.

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PICKTHAL: Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those
who keep from evil, with their Lord, are Gardens underneath which rivers
flow wherein they will abide, and pure companions, and contentment from
Allah. Allah is Seer of His bondmen,

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PICKTHAL: Those who say: Our Lord! Lo! we believe. So forgive us our sins
and guard us from the punishment of Fire;

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PICKTHAL: The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who
spend (and hoard not), those who pray for pardon in the watches of the
night.

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PICKTHAL: Allah (Himself) is Witness that there is no Allah save Him. And
the angels and the men of learning (too are witness). Maintaining His
creation in justice, there is no Allah save Him the Almighty, the Wise.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (to His Will and
Guidance). Those who (formerly) received the Scripture differed only after
knowledge came unto them, through transgression among themselves. Whoso
disbelieveth the revelations of Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is swift
at reckoning.

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PICKTHAL: And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have
surrendered my purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say
unto those who have received the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye
(too) surrendered? If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided,
and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message (unto
them). Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slay the
prophets wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity: promise
them a painful doom.

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PICKTHAL: Those are they whose works have failed in the world and the
Hereafter; and they have no helpers.

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PICKTHAL: Hast thou not seen how those who have received a portion of the
Scripture invoke the Scripture of Allah (in their disputes) that it may
judge between them; then a faction of them turn away, being opposed (to
it)?

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PICKTHAL: That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a
certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them
regarding their religion.

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PICKTHAL: How (will it be with them) when We have brought them all together
to a Day of which there is no doubt, when every soul will be paid in full
what it hath earned, and they will not be wronged.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto
whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou
exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is
the good. Lo! Thou art Able to do all things.

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PICKTHAL: Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the
day to pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the
dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest
sustenance to whom Thou choosest, without stint.

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PICKTHAL: Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in
preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah
unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it
were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself. Unto Allah is
the journeying.

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PICKTHAL: Say, (O Muhammad): Whether ye hide that which is in your breasts
or reveal it, Allah knoweth it. He knoweth that which is in the heavens and
that which is in the earth, and Allah is Able to do all things.

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PICKTHAL: On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all
that it hath done of good and all that it hath done of evil (every soul)
will long that there might be a mighty space of distance between it and
that (evil). Allah biddeth you beware of Him. And Allah is Full of Pity for
(His) bondmen.

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PICKTHAL: Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah
will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away, lo!
Allah loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance).

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PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and
the Family of 'Imran above (all His) creatures.

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PICKTHAL: They were descendants one of another. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

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PICKTHAL: (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: My Lord! I have vowed
unto Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated (offering). Accept it
from me. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!

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PICKTHAL: And when she was delivered she said: My Lord! Lo! I am delivered
of a female - Allah knew best of what she was delivered - the male is not
as the female; and lo! I have named her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy
protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast.

it forth a female-- and Allah knew best what she brought forth-- and the
male is not like the female, and I have named it Marium, and I commend her
and her offspring into Thy protection from the accursed Shaitan.

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PICKTHAL: And her Lord accepted her with full acceptance and vouchsafed to
her a goodly growth; and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah
went into the sanctuary where she was, he found that she had food. He said:
O Mary! Whence cometh unto thee this (food)? She answered: It is from
Allah. Allah giveth without stint to whom He will.

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PICKTHAL: Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow
upon me of Thy bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the Hearer of Prayer.

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PICKTHAL: And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the
sanctuary: Allah giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John,
(who cometh) to confirm a word from Allah lordly, chaste, a prophet of the
righteous.

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PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath overtaken me
already and my wife is barren? (The angel) answered: So (it will be). Allah
doeth what He will.

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PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel) said: The
token unto thee (shall be) that thou shalt not speak unto mankind three
days except by signs. Remember thy Lord much, and praise (Him) in the early
hours of night and morning.

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PICKTHAL: And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and
made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.

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PICKTHAL: O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with
those who bow (in worship).

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PICKTHAL: This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto thee
(Muhammad). Thou wast not present with them when they threw their pens (to
know) which of them should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast thou present
with them when they quarrelled (thereupon).

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PICKTHAL: (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth
thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son
of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those
brought near (unto Allah).

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PICKTHAL: He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and
he is of the righteous.

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PICKTHAL: She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath
touched me? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He
decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

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PICKTHAL: And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and
the Gospel,

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PICKTHAL: And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel,
(saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for
you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a
bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I
raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and
what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you, if
ye are to be believers.

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PICKTHAL: And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah,
and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto
you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a
straight path.

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PICKTHAL: But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who
will be my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We will be
Allah's helpers. We believe in Allah, and bear thou witness that we have
surrendered (unto Him).

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! We believe in that which Thou hast revealed and we
follow him whom Thou hast sent. Enrol us among those who witness (to the
truth).

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PICKTHAL: And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against
them): and Allah is the best of schemers.

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PICKTHAL: (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering thee
and causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those who
disbelieve and am setting those who follow thee above those who disbelieve
until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I
shall judge between you as to that wherein ye used to differ.

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PICKTHAL: As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy
chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers.

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PICKTHAL: And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them
their wages in full. Allah loveth not wrong-doers.

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PICKTHAL: This (which) We recite unto thee is a revelation and a wise
reminder.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam.
He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.

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PICKTHAL: (This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of
those who waver.

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PICKTHAL: And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the knowledge
which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons
and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves,
then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of
Allah upon those who lie.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no Allah save
Allah, and lo! Allah, He verily is, is the Mighty, the Wise.

Allah; and most surely Allah-- He is the Mighty, the Wise.

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PICKTHAL: And if they turn away, then lo! Allah is Aware of (who are) the
corrupters.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement between us
and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no
partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside
Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who
have surrendered (unto Him).

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PICKTHAL: O People of the Scripture! Why will ye argue about Abraham, when
the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him? Have ye then no
sense?

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PICKTHAL: Lo! ye are those who argue about that whereof ye have some
knowledge: Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge?
Allah knoweth. Ye know not.

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PICKTHAL: Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright
man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those
who followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe (with him); and
Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the believers.

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PICKTHAL: A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you go
astray; and they make none to go astray except themselves, but they
perceive not.

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PICKTHAL: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations
of Allah, when ye (yourselves) bear witness (to their truth)?

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PICKTHAL: O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with falsehood
and knowingly conceal the truth?

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PICKTHAL: And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that
which hath been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day,
and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order that they may return;

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PICKTHAL: And believe not save in one who followeth your religion - Say (O
Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah's Guidance - that anyone is given the
like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in
the presence of their Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah's
hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

Surely the (true) guidance is the guidance of Allah-- that one may be given
(by Him) the like of what you were given; or they would contend with you by
an argument before your Lord. Say: Surely grace is in the hand of Allah, He
gives it to whom He pleases; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.

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PICKTHAL: He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. Allah is of Infinite
Bounty.

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PICKTHAL: Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust
him with a weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there
is he who, if thou trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to
thee unless thou keep standing over him. That is because they say: We have
no duty to the Gentiles. They speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge
and wardeth off (evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).

SHAKIR: Yea, whoever fulfills his promise and guards (against evil)-- then
surely Allah loves those who guard (against evil).

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah's
covenant and their oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter. Allah will
neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor
will He make them grow. Theirs will be a painful doom.

their own oaths-- surely they shall have no portion in the hereafter, and
Allah will not speak to them, nor will He look upon them on the day of
resurrection nor will He purify them, and they shall have a painful
chastisement.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with
their tongues, that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture,
when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when it
is not from Allah; and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.

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PICKTHAL: It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had
given the Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should
afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but
(what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your
constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof.

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PICKTHAL: And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the
prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had
surrendered (to Allah)?

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PICKTHAL: When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He said):
Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And
afterward there will come unto you a messenger, confirming that which ye
possess. Ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye
agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this
(matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be
a witness with you.

I have given you of Book and wisdom-- then an messenger comes to you
verifying that which is with you, you must believe in him, and you must aid
him. He said: Do you affirm and accept My compact in this (matter)? They
said: We do affirm. He said: Then bear witness, and I (too) am of the
bearers of witness with you.

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PICKTHAL: Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be
miscreants.

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PICKTHAL: Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him
submitteth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or
unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed
unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and
Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus
and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of
them, and unto Him we have surrendered.

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PICKTHAL: And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah)
it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.

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PICKTHAL: How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief
and (after) they bore witness that the messenger is true and after clear
proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not
wrongdoing folk.

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PICKTHAL: As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of
Allah and of angels and of men combined.

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PICKTHAL: They will abide therein. Their doom will not be lightened,
neither will they be reprieved;

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PICKTHAL: Save those who afterward repent and do right. Lo! Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve after their (profession of) belief, and
afterward grow violent in disbelief: their repentance will not be accepted.
And such are those who are astray.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the (whole) earth
full of gold would not be accepted from such an one if it were offered as a
ransom (for his soul). Theirs will be a painful doom and they will have no
helpers.

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PICKTHAL: Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye
love. And whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof.

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PICKTHAL: All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save that which
Israel forbade himself, (in days) before the Torah was revealed. Say:
Produce the Torah and read it (unto us) if ye are truthful.

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PICKTHAL: And whoever shall invent a falsehood after that concerning Allah,
such will be wrong-doers.

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PICKTHAL: Say: Allah speaketh truth. So follow the religion of Abraham, the
upright. He was not of the idolaters.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca,
a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;

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PICKTHAL: Wherein are plain memorials (of Allah's guidance); the place
where Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And
pilgrimage to the House is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can
find a way thither. As for him who disbelieveth, (let him know that) lo!
Allah is Independent of (all) creatures.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the
revelations of Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye do?

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PICKTHAL: Say: O People of the Scripture! Why drive ye back believers from
the way of Allah, seeking to make it crooked, when ye are witnesses (to
Allah's guidance)? Allah is not unaware of what ye do.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! If ye obey a party of those who have received
the Scripture they will make you disbelievers after your belief.

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PICKTHAL: How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's
revelations are recited, and His messenger is in your midst? He who holdeth
fast to Allah, he indeed is guided unto a right path.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah with right
observance, and die not save as those who have surrendered (unto Him)

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PICKTHAL: And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do
not separate. And remember Allah's favour unto you: How ye were enemies and
He made friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His
grace; and (how) ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did
save you from it. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations unto you, that
haply ye may be guided,

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PICKTHAL: And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness,
and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are
successful.

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PICKTHAL: And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after the clear
proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful doom,

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PICKTHAL: On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces
will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it
will be said unto them: Disbelieved ye after your (profession of) belief?
Then taste the punishment for that ye disbelieved.

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PICKTHAL: And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of
Allah they dwell for ever.

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PICKTHAL: These are revelations of Allah. We recite them unto thee in
truth. Allah willeth no injustice to (His) creatures.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever
is in the earth; and unto Allah all things are returned.

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PICKTHAL: Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind.
Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And
if the People of the Scripture had believed it had been better for them.
Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-livers.

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PICKTHAL: They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight
against you they will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.

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PICKTHAL: Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save
(where they grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have
incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is
because they used to disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slew the
prophets wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to
transgress.

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PICKTHAL: They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a
staunch community who recite the revelations of Allah in the night season,
falling prostrate (before Him).

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PICKTHAL: They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct
and forbid indecency, and vie one with another in good works. These are of
the righteous.

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PICKTHAL: And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed
thereof. Allah is Aware of those who ward off (evil).

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve will not
avail them aught against Allah; and such are rightful owners of the Fire.
They will abide therein.

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PICKTHAL: The likeness of that which they spend in this life of the world
is as the likeness of a biting, icy wind which smiteth the harvest of a
people who have wronged themselves, and devastateth it. Allah wronged them
not, but they do wrong themselves.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own
folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred
is revealed by (the utterance of) their mouths, but that which their
breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if ye
will understand.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! ye are those who love them though they love you not, and ye
believe in all the Scripture. When they fall in with you they say: We
believe; but when they go apart they bite their finger-tips at you, for
rage. Say: Perish in your rage! Lo! Allah is Aware of what is hidden in
(your) breasts.

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PICKTHAL: If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and if
disaster strike you they rejoice thereat. But if ye persevere and keep from
evil their guile will never harm you. Lo! Allah is Surrounding what they
do.

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PICKTHAL: And when thou settedst forth at daybreak from thy housefolk to
assign to the believers their positions for the battle, Allah was Hearer,
Knower.

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003.122

PICKTHAL: When two parties of you almost fell away, and Allah was their
Protecting Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust.

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PICKTHAL: Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were
contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be
thankful.

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003.124

PICKTHAL: When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for
you that your Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down
(to your help)?

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the enemy)
attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels
sweeping on.

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003.126

PICKTHAL: Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and
that thereby your hearts might be at rest - Victory cometh only from Allah,
the Mighty, the Wise -

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003.127

PICKTHAL: That He may cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or overwhelm
them so that they retire, frustrated.

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003.128

PICKTHAL: It is no concern at all of thee (Muhammad) whether He relent
toward them or punish them; for they are evil-doers.

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003.129

PICKTHAL: Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever
is in the earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will.
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

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003.130

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and quadrupling (the
sum lent). Observe your duty to Allah, that ye may be successful.

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PICKTHAL: And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for
disbelievers.

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PICKTHAL: And obey Allah and the messenger, that ye may find mercy.

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003.133

PICKTHAL: And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for
a paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who
ward off (evil);

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PICKTHAL: Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and
in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward
mankind; Allah loveth the good;

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003.135

PICKTHAL: And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves,
remember Allah and implore forgiveness for their sins - Who forgiveth sins
save Allah only? - and will not knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did.

their souls remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their faults-- and who
forgives the faults but Allah, and (who) do not knowingly persist in what
they have done.

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PICKTHAL: The reward of such will be forgiveness from their Lord, and
Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever - a
bountiful reward for workers!

SHAKIR: (As for) these-- their reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and
gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them, and excellent is the
reward of the laborers.

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PICKTHAL: Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land
and see the nature of the consequence for those who did deny (the
messengers).

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003.138

PICKTHAL: This is a declaration for mankind, a guidance and an admonition
unto those who ward off (evil)

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PICKTHAL: Faint not nor grieve, for ye will overcome them if ye are
(indeed) believers.

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PICKTHAL: If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people have
received a blow the like thereof. These are (only) the vicissitudes which
We cause to follow one another for mankind, to the end that Allah may know
those who believe and may choose witnesses from among you; and Allah loveth
not wrong-doers.

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PICKTHAL: And that Allah may prove those who believe, and may blight the
disbelievers.

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003.142

PICKTHAL: Or deemed ye that ye would enter paradise while yet Allah knoweth
not those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are
steadfast?

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003.143

PICKTHAL: And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the
field). Now ye have seen it with your eyes!

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PICKTHAL: Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) have
passed away before him. Will it be that, when he dieth or is slain, ye will
turn back on your heels? He who turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to
Allah, and Allah will reward the thankful.

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PICKTHAL: No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a term
appointed. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him
thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him
thereof. We shall reward the thankful.

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PICKTHAL: And with how many a prophet have there been a number of devoted
men who fought (beside him). They quailed not for aught that befell them in
the way of Allah, nor did they weaken, nor were they brought low. Allah
loveth the steadfast.

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PICKTHAL: Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us for our
sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over
the disbelieving folk.

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PICKTHAL: So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the good reward of
the Hereafter. Allah loveth those whose deeds are good.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make
you turn back on your heels, and ye turn back as losers.

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PICKTHAL: But Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of Helpers.

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PICKTHAL: We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve
because they ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant hath been
revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the
wrong-doers.

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PICKTHAL: Allah verily made good His promise unto you when ye routed them
by His leave, until (the moment) when your courage failed you, and ye
disagreed about the order and ye disobeyed, after He had shown you that for
which ye long. Some of you desired the world, and some of you desired the
Hereafter. Therefore He made you flee from them, that He might try you. Yet
now He hath forgiven you. Allah is a Lord of Kindness to believers.

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PICKTHAL: When ye climbed (the hill) and paid no heed to anyone, while the
messenger, in your rear, was calling you (to fight). Therefor He rewarded
you grief for (his) grief, that (He might teach) you not to sorrow either
for that which ye missed or for that which befell you. Allah is Informed of
what ye do.

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PICKTHAL: Then, after grief, He sent down security for you. As slumber did
it overcome a party of you, while (the other) party, who were anxious on
their own account, thought wrongly of Allah, the thought of ignorance. They
said: Have we any part in the cause? Say (O Muhammad): The cause belongeth
wholly to Allah. They hide within themselves (a thought) which they reveal
not unto thee, saying: Had we had any part in the cause we should not have
been slain here. Say: Even though ye had been in your houses, those
appointed to be slain would have gone forth to the places where they were
to lie. (All this hath been) in order that Allah might try what is in your
breasts and prove what is in your hearts. Allah is Aware of what is hidden
in the breasts (of men).

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those of you who turned back on the day when the two hosts
met, Satan alone it was who caused them to backslide, because of some of
that which they have earned. Now Allah hath forgiven them. Lo! Allah is
Forgiving, Clement.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Be not as those who disbelieved and said of
their brethren who went abroad in the land or were fighting in the field:
If they had been (here) with us they would not have died or been killed:
that Allah may make it anguish in their hearts. Allah giveth life and
causeth death; and Allah is Seer of what ye do.

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PICKTHAL: And what though ye be slain in Allah's way or die therein? Surely
pardon from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.

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PICKTHAL: What though ye be slain or die, when unto Allah ye are gathered?

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PICKTHAL: It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O
Muhammad), for if thou hadst been stern and fierce of heart they would have
dispersed from round about thee. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for
them and consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. And when thou art
resolved, then put thy trust in Allah. Lo! Allah loveth those who put their
trust (in Him).

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PICKTHAL: If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw
His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him? In Allah let
believers put their trust.

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PICKTHAL: It is not for any prophet to embezzle. Whoso embezzleth will
bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every
soul will be paid in full what it hath earned; and they will not be
wronged.

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PICKTHAL: Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned
condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the Fire, a hapless journey's
end?

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PICKTHAL: There are degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah, and
Allah is Seer of what they do.

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PICKTHAL: Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by sending unto
them a messenger of their own who reciteth unto them His revelations, and
causeth them to grow, and teacheth them the Scripture and wisdom; although
before (he came to them) they were in flagrant error.

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PICKTHAL: And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten
(them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this? Say
(unto them, O Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all
things.

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PICKTHAL: That which befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was by
permission of Allah; that He might know the true believers;

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PICKTHAL: And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was said:
Come, fight in the way of Allah, or defend yourselves. They answered: If we
knew aught of fighting we would follow you. On that day they were nearer
disbelief than faith. They utter with their mouths a thing which is not in
their hearts. Allah is Best Aware of what they hide.

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PICKTHAL: Those who, while they sat at home, said of their brethren (who
were fighting for the cause of Allah): If they had been guided by us they
would not have been slain. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Then avert death
from yourselves if ye are truthful.

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PICKTHAL: Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead.
Nay, they are living. With their Lord they have provision.

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PICKTHAL: Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed
upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not
joined them but are left behind: That there shall no fear come upon them
neither shall they grieve.

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PICKTHAL: They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that
Allah wasteth not the wage of the believers.

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PICKTHAL: As for those who heard the call of Allah and His messenger after
the harm befell them (in the fight); for such of them as do right and ward
off (evil), there is great reward.

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PICKTHAL: Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against
you, therefor fear them. (The threat of danger) but increased the faith of
them and they cried: Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in
Whom we trust!

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PICKTHAL: So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and no harm
touched them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of
Infinite Bounty.

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PICKTHAL: It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his partisans.
Fear them not; fear Me, if ye are true believers.

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PICKTHAL: Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to disbelief,
for lo! they injure Allah not at all. It is Allah's Will to assign them no
portion in the Hereafter, and theirs will be an awful doom.

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PICKTHAL: Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm Allah not
at all, but theirs will be a painful doom.

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PICKTHAL: And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein We give
them bodeth good unto their souls. We only give them rein that they may
grow in sinfulness. And theirs will be a shameful doom.

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PICKTHAL: It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your present
state till He shall separate the wicked from the good. And it is not (the
purpose of) Allah to let you know the Unseen. But Allah chooseth of His
messengers whom He will, (to receive knowledge thereof). So believe in
Allah and His messengers. If ye believe and ward off (evil), yours will be
a vast reward.

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PICKTHAL: And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath bestowed
upon them of His bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, it is worse
for them. That which they hoard will be their collar on the Day of
Resurrection. Allah's is the heritage of the heavens and the earth, and
Allah is Informed of what ye do.

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PICKTHAL: Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when asked for
contributions to the war): "Allah, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!" We
shall record their saying with their slaying of the prophets wrongfully and
We shall say: Taste ye the punishment of burning!

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PICKTHAL: This is on account of that which your own hands have sent before
(you to the judgment). Allah is no oppressor of (His) bondmen.

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PICKTHAL: (The same are) those who say: Lo! Allah hath charged us that we
believe not in any messenger until he bring us an offering which fire (from
heaven) shall devour. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Messengers came unto you
before me with miracles, and with that (very miracle) which ye describe.
Why then did ye slay them? (Answer that) if ye are truthful!

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PICKTHAL: And if they deny thee, even so did they deny messengers who were
before thee, who came with miracles and with the Psalms and with the
Scripture giving light.

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003.185

PICKTHAL: Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of
Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from
the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life
of this world is but comfort of illusion.

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PICKTHAL: Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons,
and ye will hear much wrong from those who were given the Scripture before
you, and from the idolaters. But if ye persevere and ward off (evil), then
that is of the steadfast heart of things.

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PICKTHAL: And (remember) when Allah laid a charge on those who had received
the Scripture (He said): Ye are to expound it to mankind and not to hide
it. But they flung it behind their backs and bought thereby a little gain.
Verily evil is that which they have gained thereby.

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PICKTHAL: Think not that those who exult in what they have given, and love
to be praised for what they have not done - Think not, they are in safety
from the doom. A painful doom is theirs.

that they should be praised for what they have not done-- so do by no means
think them to be safe from the chastisement, and they shall have a painful
chastisement.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the
earth. Allah is Able to do all things.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the
difference of night and day are tokens (of His Sovereignty) for men of
understanding,

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PICKTHAL: Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and
consider the creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say): Our Lord!
Thou createdst not this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Preserve us from the
doom of Fire.

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! Whom Thou causest to enter the Fire: him indeed Thou
hast confounded. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! Lo! we have heard a crier calling unto Faith: "Believe
ye in your Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefor forgive us our sins,
and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the
righteous.

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PICKTHAL: Our Lord! And give us that which Thou hast promised to us by Thy
messengers. Confound us not upon the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest
not the tryst.

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PICKTHAL: And their Lord hath heard them (and He saith): Lo! I suffer not
the work of any worker, male or female, to be lost. Ye proceed one from
another. So those who fled and were driven forth from their homes and
suffered damage for My cause, and fought and were slain, verily I shall
remit their evil deeds from them and verily I shall bring them into Gardens
underneath which rivers flow - A reward from Allah. And with Allah is the
fairest of rewards.

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PICKTHAL: Let not the vicissitude (of the success) of those who disbelieve,
in the land, deceive thee (O Muhammad).

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PICKTHAL: It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their habitation will be
hell, an ill abode.

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PICKTHAL: But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will be safe for ever. A gift of
welcome from their Lord. That which Allah hath in store is better for the
righteous.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! of the People of the Scripture there are some who believe
in Allah and that which is revealed unto you and that which was revealed
unto them, humbling themselves before Allah. They purchase not a trifling
gain at the price of the revelations of Allah. Verily their reward is with
their Lord. Lo! Allah is swift to take account.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be
ready, and observe your duty to Allah, in order that ye may succeed.

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