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

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PICKTHAL: Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture. That which
is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth, but most of mankind
believe not.

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PICKTHAL: Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports,
then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of
service, each runneth unto an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He
detaileth the revelations, that haply ye may be certain of the meeting with
your Lord.

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PICKTHAL: And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm
hills and flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses
(male and female). He covereth the night with the day. Lo! herein verily
are portents for people who take thought.

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PICKTHAL: And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and ploughed
lands, and date-palms, like and unlike, which are watered with one water.
And we have made some of them to excel others in fruit. Lo! herein verily
are portents for people who have sense.

roots-- they are watered with one water, and We make some of them excel
others in fruit; most surely there are signs in this for a people who
understand.

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PICKTHAL: And if thou wonderest, then wondrous is their saying: When we are
dust, are we then forsooth (to be raised) in a new creation? Such are they
who disbelieve in their Lord; such have carcans on their necks; such are
rightful owners of the Fire, they will abide therein.

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PICKTHAL: And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the good, when
exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them. But lo! thy Lord is
rich in pardon for mankind despite their wrong, and lo! thy Lord is strong
in punishment.

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PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve say: If only some portent were sent down
upon him from his Lord! Thou art a warner only, and for every folk a guide.

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PICKTHAL: Allah knoweth that which every female beareth and that which the
wombs absorb and that which they grow. And everything with Him is measured.

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PICKTHAL: He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Great, the
High Exalted.

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PICKTHAL: Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who noiseth it
abroad, he who lurketh in the night and he who goeth freely in the daytime.

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PICKTHAL: For him are angels ranged before him and behind him, who guard
him by Allah's command. Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk
until they (first) change that which is in their hearts; and if Allah
willeth misfortune for a folk there is none that can repel it, nor have
they a defender beside Him.

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PICKTHAL: He it is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and
raiseth the heavy clouds.

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PICKTHAL: The thunder hymneth His praise and (so do) the angels for awe of
Him. He launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with them whom He will while
they dispute (in doubt) concerning Allah, and He is mighty in wrath.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside
Allah respond to them not at all, save as (is the response to) one who
stretcheth forth his hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his
mouth, and it will never reach it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far)
astray.

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PICKTHAL: And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and
the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and
the evening hours.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): Who is Lord of the heavens and the earth? Say:
Allah. Say: Take ye then (others) beside Him for protectors, which, even
for themselves, have neither benefit nor hurt? Say: Is the blind man equal
to the seer, or is darkness equal to light? Or assign they unto Allah
partners who created the like of His creation so that the creation (which
they made and His creation) seemed alike to them? Say: Allah is the Creator
of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.

SHAKIR: Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?-- Say: Allah.
Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians who do not control any profit
or harm for themselves? Say: Are the blind and the seeing alike? Or can the
darkness and the light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah associates
who have created creation like His, so that what is created became confused
to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the
Supreme.

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PICKTHAL: He sendeth down water from the sky, so that valleys flow
according to their measure, and the flood beareth (on its surface) swelling
foam - from that which they smelt in the fire in order to make ornaments
and tools riseth a foam like unto it - thus Allah coineth (the similitude
of) the true and the false. Then, as for the foam, it passeth away as scum
upon the banks, while, as for that which is of use to mankind, it remaineth
in the earth. Thus Allah coineth the similitudes.

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PICKTHAL: For those who answered Allah's call is bliss; and for those who
answered not His call, if they had all that is in the earth, and therewith
the like thereof, they would proffer it as ransom. Such will have a woeful
reckoning, and their habitation will be hell, a dire abode.

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PICKTHAL: Is he who knoweth that what is revealed unto thee from thy Lord
is the truth like him who is blind? But only men of understanding heed;

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013.020

PICKTHAL: Such as keep the pact of Allah, and break not the covenant;

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013.021

PICKTHAL: Such as unite that which Allah hath commandeth should be joined,
and fear their Lord, and dread a woeful reckoning;

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PICKTHAL: Such as persevere in seeking their Lord's Countenance and are
regular in prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon them secretly and
openly, and overcome evil with good. Theirs will be the sequel of the
(heavenly) Home,

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PICKTHAL: Gardens of Eden which they enter, along with all who do right of
their fathers and their helpmeets and their seed. The angels enter unto
them from every gate,

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PICKTHAL: (Saying): Peace be unto you because ye persevered. Ah, passing
sweet will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.

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PICKTHAL: And those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and
sever that which Allah hath commanded should be joined, and make mischief
in the earth: theirs is the curse and theirs the ill abode.

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PICKTHAL: Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and straiteneth (it
for whom He will); and they rejoice in the life of the world, whereas the
life of the world is but brief comfort as compared with the Hereafter.

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PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve say: If only a portent were sent down upon
him from his Lord! Say: Lo! Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth
unto Himself all who turn (unto Him),

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PICKTHAL: Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance
of Allah. Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!

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PICKTHAL: Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and bliss
(their) journey's end.

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PICKTHAL: Thus We send thee (O Muhammad) unto a nation, before whom other
nations have passed away, that thou mayst recite unto them that which We
have inspired in thee, while they are disbelievers in the Beneficent. Say:
He is my Lord; there is no Allah save Him. In Him do I put my trust and
unto Him is my recourse.

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PICKTHAL: Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the mountains to
move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Qur'an
would have done so). Nay, but Allah's is the whole command. Do not those
who believe know that, had Allah willed, He could have guided all mankind?
As for those who disbelieve, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of
what they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of Allah come
to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.

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PICKTHAL: And verily messengers (of Allah) were mocked before thee, but
long I bore with those who disbelieved. At length I seized them, and how
(awful) was My punishment!

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PICKTHAL: Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul (as he who is
aware of nothing)? Yet they ascribe unto Allah partners. Say: Name them. Is
it that ye would inform Him of something which He knoweth not in the earth?
Or is it but a way of speaking? Nay but their contrivance is made seeming
fair for those who disbelieve and they are kept from the right road. He
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

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PICKTHAL: For them is torment in the life of the world, and verily the doom
of the Hereafter is more painful, and they have no defender from Allah.

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PICKTHAL: A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those who keep
their duty (to Allah): Underneath it rivers flow; its food is everlasting,
and its shade; this is the reward of those who keep their duty, while the
reward of disbelievers is the Fire.

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PICKTHAL: Those unto whom We gave the Scripture rejoice in that which is
revealed unto thee. And of the clans there are who deny some of it. Say: I
am commanded only that I serve Allah and ascribe unto Him no partner. Unto
Him I cry, and unto Him is my return.

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PICKTHAL: Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in Arabic; and if
thou shouldst follow their desires after that which hath come unto thee of
knowledge, then truly wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor
defender.

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PICKTHAL: And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We
appointed for them wives and offspring, and it was not (given) to any
messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah's leave. For
everything there is a time prescribed.

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PICKTHAL: Allah effaceth what He will, and establisheth (what He will), and
with Him is the source of ordinance.

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PICKTHAL: Whether We let thee see something of that which We have promised
them, or make thee die (before its happening), thine is but conveyance (of
the message). Ours the reckoning.

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013.041

PICKTHAL: See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying
parts? (When) Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom, and
He is swift at reckoning.

curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces a doom-- there is no
repeller of His decree, and He is swift to take account.

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PICKTHAL: Those who were before them plotted; but all plotting is Allah's.
He knoweth that which each soul earneth. The disbelievers will come to know
for whom will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.

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PICKTHAL: They who disbelieve say: Thou art no messenger (of Allah). Say:
Allah, and whosoever hath knowledge of the Scripture, is sufficient witness
between me and you.

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