[Image]  AL-ISRA

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

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017.001

PICKTHAL: Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night from the
Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far distant place of worship the
neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our
tokens! Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.

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017.002

PICKTHAL: We gave unto Moses the Scripture, and We appointed it a guidance
for the children of Israel, saying: Choose no guardian beside Me.

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017.003

PICKTHAL: (They were) the seed of those whom We carried (in the ship) along
with Noah. Lo! he was a grateful slave.

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017.004

PICKTHAL: And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture: Ye
verily will work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great
tyrants.

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017.005

PICKTHAL: So when the time for the first of the two came, We roused against
you slaves of Ours of great might who ravaged (your) country, and it was a
threat performed.

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017.006

PICKTHAL: Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and We aided
you with wealth and children and made you more in soldiery.

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017.007

PICKTHAL: (Saying): If ye do good, ye do good for your own souls, and if ye
do evil, it is for them (in like manner). So, when the time for the second
(of the judgments) came (We roused against you others of Our slaves) to
ravage you, and to enter the Temple even as they entered it the first time,
and to lay waste all that they conquered with an utter wasting.

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017.008

PICKTHAL: It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, but if ye repeat
(the crime) We shall repeat (the punishment), and We have appointed hell a
dungeon for the disbelievers.

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017.009

PICKTHAL: Lo! this Qur'an guideth unto that which is straightest, and
giveth tidings unto the believers who do good works that theirs will be a
great reward.

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017.010

PICKTHAL: And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We have
prepared a painful doom.

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017.011

PICKTHAL: Man prayeth for evil as he prayeth for good; for man was ever
hasty.

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017.012

PICKTHAL: And We appoint the night and the day two portents. Then We make
dark the portent of the night, and We make the portent of the day
sight-giving, that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know
the computation of the years, and the reckoning; and everything have We
expounded with a clear expounding.

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017.013

PICKTHAL: And every man's augury have We fastened to his own neck, and We
shall bring forth for him on the Day of Resurrection a book which he will
find wide open.

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017.014

PICKTHAL: (And it will be said unto him): Read thy Book. Thy soul sufficeth
as reckoner against thee this day.

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017.015

PICKTHAL: Whosoever goeth right, it is only for (the good of) his own soul
that he goeth right, and whosoever erreth, erreth only to its hurt. No
laden soul can bear another's load, We never punish until we have sent a
messenger.

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017.016

PICKTHAL: And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its
folk who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and
so the Word (of doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with
complete annihilation.

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017.017

PICKTHAL: How many generations have We destroyed since Noah! And Allah
sufficeth as Knower and Beholder of the sins of His slaves.

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017.018

PICKTHAL: Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for
him therein what We will for whom We please. And afterward We have
appointed for him hell; he will endure the heat thereof, condemned,
rejected.

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017.019

PICKTHAL: And whoso desireth the Hereafter and striveth for it with the
effort necessary, being a believer; for such, their effort findeth favour
(with their Lord).

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017.020

PICKTHAL: Each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of thy
Lord. And the bounty of thy Lord can never be walled up.

SHAKIR: All do We aid-- these as well as those-- out of the bounty of your
Lord, and the bounty of your Lord is not confined.

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017.021

PICKTHAL: See how We prefer one of them above another, and verily the
Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preferment.

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017.022

PICKTHAL: Set not up with Allah any other god (O man) lest thou sit down
reproved, forsaken.

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017.023

PICKTHAL: Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and (that
ye show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age
with thee, say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a
gracious word.

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017.024

PICKTHAL: And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and
say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was
little.

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017.025

PICKTHAL: Your Lord is Best Aware of what is in your minds. If ye are
righteous, then lo! He was ever Forgiving unto those who turn (unto Him).

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017.026

PICKTHAL: Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and
squander not (thy wealth) in wantonness.

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017.027

PICKTHAL: Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the
devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord.

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017.028

PICKTHAL: But if thou turn away from them, seeking mercy from thy Lord, for
which thou hopest, then speak unto them a reasonable word.

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017.029

PICKTHAL: And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a
complete opening, lest thou sit down rebuked, denuded.

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017.030

PICKTHAL: Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and
straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo, He was ever Knower, Seer of His
slaves.

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017.031

PICKTHAL: Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall
provide for them and for you. Lo! the slaying of them is great sin.

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017.032

PICKTHAL: And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an
evil way.

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017.033

PICKTHAL: And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right.
Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him
not commit excess in slaying. Lo! he will be helped.

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017.034

PICKTHAL: Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is
better till he come to strength; and keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant
it will be asked.

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017.035

PICKTHAL: Fill the measure when ye measure, and weigh with a right balance;
that is meet, and better in the end.

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017.036

PICKTHAL: (O man), follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the
hearing and the sight and the heart - of each of these it will be asked.

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017.037

PICKTHAL: And walk not in the earth exultant. Lo! thou canst not rend the
earth, nor canst thou stretch to the height of the hills.

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017.038

PICKTHAL: The evil of all that is hateful in the sight of thy Lord.

SHAKIR: All this-- the evil of it-- is hateful in the sight of your Lord.

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017.039

PICKTHAL: This is (part) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired
thee (O Muhammad). And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be
cast into hell, reproved, abandoned.

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017.040

PICKTHAL: Hath your Lord then distinguished you (O men of Makka) by giving
you sons, and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels? Lo!
verily ye speak an awful word!

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017.041

PICKTHAL: We verily have displayed (Our warnings) in this Qur'an that they
may take heed, but it increaseth them in naught save aversion.

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017.042

PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): If there were other gods
along with Him, as they say, then had they sought a way against the Lord of
the Throne.

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017.043

PICKTHAL: Glorified is He, and High Exalted above what they say!

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017.044

PICKTHAL: The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise
Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not
their praise. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.

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017.045

PICKTHAL: And when thou recitest the Qur'an we place between thee and those
who believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier;

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017.046

PICKTHAL: And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should understand
it, and in their ears a deafness; and when thou makest mention of thy Lord
alone in the Qur'an, they turn their backs in aversion.

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017.047

PICKTHAL: We are Best Aware of what they wish to hear when they give ear to
thee and when they take secret counsel, when the evil-doers say: Ye follow
but a man bewitched.

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017.048

PICKTHAL: See what similitudes they coin for thee, and thus are all astray,
and cannot find a road!

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017.049

PICKTHAL: And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we forsooth,
be raised up as a new creation?

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017.050

PICKTHAL: Say: Be ye stones or iron

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017.051

PICKTHAL: Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! Then
they will say: Who shall bring us back (to life). Say: He Who created you
at the first. Then will they shake their heads at thee, and say: When will
it be? Say: It will perhaps be soon;

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017.052

PICKTHAL: A day when He will call you and ye will answer with His praise,
and ye will think that ye have tarried but a little while.

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017.053

PICKTHAL: Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. Lo! the devil
soweth discord among them. Lo! the devil is for man an open foe.

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017.054

PICKTHAL: Your Lord is Best Aware of you. If He will, He will have mercy on
you, or if He will, He will punish you. We have not sent thee (O Muhammad)
as a warden over them.

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017.055

PICKTHAL: And thy Lord is Best Aware of all who are in the heavens and the
earth. And we preferred some of the prophets above others, and unto David
We gave the Psalms.

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017.056

PICKTHAL: Say: Cry unto those (saints and angels) whom ye assume (to be
gods) beside Him, yet they have no power to rid you of misfortune nor to
change.

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017.057

PICKTHAL: Those unto whom they cry seek the way of approach to their Lord,
which of them shall be the nearest; they hope for His mercy and they fear
His doom. Lo! the doom of thy Lord is to be shunned.

their Lord-- whoever of them is nearest-- and they hope for His mercy and
fear His chastisement; surely the chastisement of your Lord is a thing to
be cautious of.

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017.058

PICKTHAL: There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of
Resurrection, or punish it with dire punishment. That is set forth in the
Book (of Our decrees).

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017.059

PICKTHAL: Naught hindereth Us from sending portents save that the folk of
old denied them. And We gave Thamud the she-camel - a clear portent save to
warn.

that the ancients rejected them; and We gave to Samood the she-camel-- a
manifest sign-- but on her account they did injustice, and We do not send
signs but to make (men) fear.

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017.060

PICKTHAL: And (it was a warning) when we told thee: Lo! thy Lord
encompasseth mankind, and We appointed the sight which We showed thee as an
ordeal for mankind, and (likewise) the Accursed Tree in the Qur'an. We warn
them, but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety.

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017.061

PICKTHAL: And when We said unto the angels: Fall down prostrate before Adam
and they fell prostrate all save Iblis, he said: Shall I fall prostrate
before that which Thou hast created of clay?

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017.062

PICKTHAL: He said: Seest Thou this (creature) whom Thou hast honoured above
me, if Thou give me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will seize
his seed, save but a few.

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017.063

PICKTHAL: He said: Go, and whosoever of them followeth thee - lo! hell will
be your payment, ample payment.

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017.064

PICKTHAL: And excite any of them whom thou canst with thy voice, and urge
thy horse and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and
children, and promise them. Satan promiseth them only to deceive.

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017.065

PICKTHAL: Lo! My (faithful) bondmen - over them thou hast no power, and thy
Lord sufficeth as (their) guardian.

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017.066

PICKTHAL: (O mankind), your Lord is He Who driveth for you the ship upon
the sea that ye may seek of His bounty. Lo! He was ever Merciful toward
you.

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017.067

PICKTHAL: And when harm toucheth you upon the sea, all unto whom ye cry
(for succour) fail save Him (alone), but when He bringeth you safe to land,
ye turn away, for man was ever thankless.

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017.068

PICKTHAL: Feel ye then secure that He will not cause a slope of the land to
engulf you, or send a sand-storm upon you, and then ye will find that ye
have no protector?

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017.069

PICKTHAL: Or feel ye secure that He will not return you to that (plight) a
second time, and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you for
your thanklessness, and then ye will not find therein that ye have any
avenger against Us?

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017.070

PICKTHAL: Verily we have honoured the Children of Adam. We carry them on
the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and
have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked
preferment.

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017.071

PICKTHAL: On the day when We shall summon all men with their record, whoso
is given his book in his right hand - such will read their book and they
will not be wronged a shred.

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017.072

PICKTHAL: Whoso is blind here will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet
further from the road.

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017.073

PICKTHAL: And they indeed strove hard to beguile thee (Muhammad) away from
that wherewith We have inspired thee, that thou shouldst invent other than
it against Us; and then would they have accepted thee as a friend.

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017.074

PICKTHAL: And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost have
inclined unto them a little.

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017.075

PICKTHAL: Then had we made thee taste a double (punishment) of living and a
double (punishment) of dying, then hadst thou found no helper against Us.

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017.076

PICKTHAL: And they indeed wished to scare thee from the land that they
might drive thee forth from thence, and then they would have stayed (there)
but a little after thee.

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017.077

PICKTHAL: (Such was Our) method in the case of those whom We sent before
thee (to mankind), and thou wilt not find for Our method aught of power to
change.

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017.078

PICKTHAL: Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of
night, and (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the
Qur'an at dawn is ever witnessed.

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PICKTHAL: And some part of the night awake for it, a largess for thee. It
may be that thy Lord will raise thee to a praised estate.

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017.080

PICKTHAL: And say: My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to
go out with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining
Power.

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017.081

PICKTHAL: And say: Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away. Lo!
falsehood is ever bound to vanish.

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017.082

PICKTHAL: And We reveal of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy
for believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin.

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017.083

PICKTHAL: And when We make life pleasant unto man, he turneth away and is
averse; and when ill toucheth him he is in despair.

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017.084

PICKTHAL: Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy Lord
is Best Aware of him whose way is right.

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017.085

PICKTHAL: They are asking thee concerning the Spirit. Say: The Spirit is by
command of my Lord, and of knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little.

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017.086

PICKTHAL: And if We willed We could withdraw that which We have revealed
unto thee, then wouldst thou find no guardian for thee against Us in
respect thereof.

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017.087

PICKTHAL: (It is naught) save mercy from thy Lord. Lo! His kindness unto
thee was ever great.

SHAKIR: But on account of mercy from your Lord-- surely His grace to you is
abundant.

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017.088

PICKTHAL: Say: Verily, though mankind and the jinn should assemble to
produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof
though they were helpers one of another.

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017.089

PICKTHAL: And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur'an all kind
of similitudes, but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief.

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017.090

PICKTHAL: And they say: We will not put faith in thee till thou cause a
spring to gush forth from the earth for us;

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017.091

PICKTHAL: Or thou have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers
to gush forth therein abundantly;

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017.092

PICKTHAL: Or thou cause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal, as thou hast
pretended, or bring Allah and the angels as a warrant;

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017.093

PICKTHAL: Or thou have a house of gold; or thou ascend up into heaven, and
even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down for
us a book that we can read. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord be Glorified! Am I
aught save a mortal messenger?

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017.094

PICKTHAL: And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance
came unto them save that they said: Hath Allah sent a mortal as (His)
messenger?

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017.095

PICKTHAL: Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had
sent down for them from heaven an angel as messenger.

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017.096

PICKTHAL: Say: Allah sufficeth for a witness between me and you. Lo! He is
Knower, Seer of His slaves.

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017.097

PICKTHAL: And he whom Allah guideth, he is led aright; while, as for him
whom He sendeth astray, for them thou wilt find no protecting friends
beside Him, and We shall assemble them on the Day of Resurrection on their
faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their habitation will be hell; whenever it
abateth, We increase the flame for them.

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017.098

PICKTHAL: That is their reward because they disbelieved Our revelations and
said: When we are bones and fragments shall we, forsooth, be raised up as a
new creation?

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PICKTHAL: Have they not seen that Allah Who created the heavens and the
earth is Able to create the like of them, and hath appointed for them an
end whereof there is no doubt? But the wrong-doers refuse aught save
disbelief.

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017.100

PICKTHAL: Say (unto them): If ye possessed the treasures of the mercy of my
Lord, ye would surely hold them back for fear of spending, for man was ever
grudging.

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017.101

PICKTHAL: And verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens, clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty). Do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto
them, then Pharaoh said unto him: Lo! I deem thee one bewitched, O Moses.

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PICKTHAL: He said: In truth thou knowest that none sent down these
(portents) save the Lord of the heavens and the earth as proofs, and lo!
(for my part) I deem thee lost, O Pharaoh.

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017.103

PICKTHAL: And he wished to scare them from the land, but We drowned him and
those with him, all together.

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017.104

PICKTHAL: And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in the
land; but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring
you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.

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017.105

PICKTHAL: With truth have We sent it down, and with truth hath it
descended. And We have sent thee as naught else save a bearer of good
tidings and a warner.

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017.106

PICKTHAL: And (it is) a Qur'an that We have divided, that thou mayst recite
it unto mankind at intervals, and We have revealed it by (successive)
revelation.

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017.107

PICKTHAL: Say: Believe therein or believe not, lo! those who were given
knowledge before it, when it is read unto them, fall down prostrate on
their faces, adoring,

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017.108

PICKTHAL: Saying: Glory to our Lord! Verily the promise of our Lord must be
fulfilled.

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017.109

PICKTHAL: They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth
humility in them.

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017.110

PICKTHAL: Say (unto mankind): Cry unto Allah, or cry unto the Beneficent,
unto whichsoever ye cry (it is the same). His are the most beautiful names.
And thou (Muhammad), be not loud-voiced in thy worship nor yet silent
therein, but follow a way between.

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PICKTHAL: And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a
son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting
friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence.

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