AL-ANKABOOT
                   Al-Shurim &
                     Alsudays
                                 Abd Albaset
                                              AL-Menshawy

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

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029.001

PICKTHAL: Alif. Lam. Mim.

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029.002

PICKTHAL: Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say,
We believe, and will not be tested with affliction?

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029.003

PICKTHAL: Lo! We tested those who were before you. Thus Allah knoweth those
who are sincere, and knoweth those who feign.

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029.004

PICKTHAL: Or do those who do ill-deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us?
Evil (for them) is that which they decide.

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029.005

PICKTHAL: Whoso looketh forward to the meeting with Allah (let him know
that) Allah's reckoning is surely nigh, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

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029.006

PICKTHAL: And whosoever striveth, striveth only for himself, for lo! Allah
is altogether Independent of (His) creatures.

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029.007

PICKTHAL: And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall remit
from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did.

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029.008

PICKTHAL: We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they strive
to make thee join with Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey
them not. Unto Me is your return and I shall tell you what ye used to do.

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029.009

PICKTHAL: And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall
make them enter in among the righteous.

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029.010

PICKTHAL: Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in Allah, but, if he be
made to suffer for the sake of Allah, he mistaketh the persecution of
mankind for Allah's punishment; and then, if victory cometh from thy Lord,
will say: Lo! we were with you (all the while). Is not Allah Best Aware of
what is in the bosoms of (His) creatures?

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029.011

PICKTHAL: Verily Allah knoweth those who believe, and verily He knoweth the
hypocrites.

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029.012

PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Follow our way
(of religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for you). They cannot bear
aught of their sins. Lo! they verily are liars.

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029.013

PICKTHAL: But they verily will bear their own loads and other loads beside
their own, and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection
concerning that which they invented.

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029.014

PICKTHAL: And verily we sent Noah (as Our messenger) unto his folk, and he
continued with them for a thousand years save fifty years; and the flood
engulfed them, for they were wrong-doers.

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029.015

PICKTHAL: And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it
a portent for the peoples.

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029.016

PICKTHAL: And Abraham! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Serve Allah,
and keep your duty unto Him; that is better for you if ye did but know.

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029.017

PICKTHAL: Ye serve instead of Allah only idols, and ye only invent a lie.
Lo! those whom ye serve instead of Allah own no provision for you. So seek
your provision from Allah, and serve Him, and give thanks unto Him, (for)
unto Him ye will be brought back.

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029.018

PICKTHAL: But if ye deny, then nations have denied before you. The
messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly.

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029.019

PICKTHAL: See they not how Allah produceth creation, then reproduceth it?
Lo! for Allah that is easy.

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029.020

PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He originated
creation, then Allah bringeth forth the later growth. Lo! Allah is Able to
do all things.

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029.021

PICKTHAL: He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will,
and unto Him ye will be turned.

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029.022

PICKTHAL: Ye cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky, and
beside Allah there is for you no friend or helper.

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029.023

PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah and in (their)
Meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a
painful doom.

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029.024

PICKTHAL: But the answer of his folk was only that they said: "Kill him" or
"Burn him." Then Allah saved him from the Fire. Lo! herein verily are
portents for folk who believe.

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029.025

PICKTHAL: He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The love
between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of
Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode
will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers.

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029.026

PICKTHAL: And Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am a fugitive unto my Lord.
Lo! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.

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029.027

PICKTHAL: And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the
prophethood and the Scripture among his seed, and We gave him his reward in
the world, and lo! in the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.

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029.028

PICKTHAL: And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Lo! ye commit
lewdness such as no creature did before you.

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029.029

PICKTHAL: For come ye not in unto males, and cut ye not the road (for
travellers), and commit ye not abomination in your meetings? But the answer
of his folk was only that they said: Bring Allah's doom upon us if thou art
a truthteller!

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029.030

PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.

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029.031

PICKTHAL: And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said:
Lo! we are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are
wrong-doers.

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029.032

PICKTHAL: He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is
there. We are to deliver him and his household, all save his wife, who is
of those who stay behind.

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029.033

PICKTHAL: And when Our messengers came unto Lot, he was troubled upon their
account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor
grieve! Lo! we are to deliver thee and thy household, (all) save thy wife,
who is of those who stay behind.

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029.034

PICKTHAL: Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a
fury from the sky because they are evil-livers.

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029.035

PICKTHAL: And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have
sense.

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029.036

PICKTHAL: And unto Midian We sent Shu'eyb, their brother. He said: O my
people! Serve Allah, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil,
making mischief, in the earth.

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029.037

PICKTHAL: But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and
morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

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029.038

PICKTHAL: And (the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud! (Their fate) is manifest
unto you from their (ruined and deserted) dwellings. Satan made their deeds
seem fair unto them and so debarred them from the Way, though they were
keen observers.

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029.039

PICKTHAL: And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with clear
proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they were boastful in the land. And
they were not winners (in the race).

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029.040

PICKTHAL: So We took each one in his sin; of them was he on whom We sent a
hurricane, and of them was he who was overtaken by the (Awful) Cry, and of
them was he whom We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he whom We
drowned. It was not for Allah to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.

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029.041

PICKTHAL: The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as
the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house, and lo!
the frailest of all houses is the spider's house, if they but knew.

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029.042

PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is
the Mighty, the Wise.

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029.043

PICKTHAL: As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but none will
grasp their meaning save the wise.

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029.044

PICKTHAL: Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo! therein
is indeed a portent for believers.

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029.045

PICKTHAL: Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture,
and establish worship. Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity,
but verily remembrance of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what
ye do.

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029.046

PICKTHAL: And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a
way) that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We
believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our
Allah and your Allah is One, and unto Him we surrender.

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029.047

PICKTHAL: In like manner We have revealed unto thee the Scripture, and
those unto whom We gave the Scripture aforetime will believe therein; and
of these (also) there are some who believe therein. And none deny Our
revelations save the disbelievers.

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029.048

PICKTHAL: And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture before
it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have
doubted, who follow falsehood.

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029.049

PICKTHAL: But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been
given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save wrong-doers.

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029.050

PICKTHAL: And they say: Why are not portents sent down upon him from his
Lord? Say: Portents are with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner.

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029.051

PICKTHAL: Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto thee the
Scripture which is read unto them? Lo! herein verily is mercy, and a
reminder for folk who believe.

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029.052

PICKTHAL: Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Allah sufficeth for witness between
me and you. He knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. And
those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in Allah, they it is who are the
losers.

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029.053

PICKTHAL: They bid thee hasten on the doom (of Allah). And if a term had
not been appointed, the doom would assuredly have come unto them (ere now).
And verily it will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not.

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029.054

PICKTHAL: They bid thee hasten on the doom, when lo! hell verily will
encompass the disbelievers

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029.055

PICKTHAL: On the day when the doom will overwhelm them from above them and
from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what ye used to do!

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029.056

PICKTHAL: O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefor
serve Me only.

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029.057

PICKTHAL: Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us ye will be returned.

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029.058

PICKTHAL: Those who believe and do good works, them verily We shall house
in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they
will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers,

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029.059

PICKTHAL: Who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!

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029.060

PICKTHAL: And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own
provision! Allah provideth for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the
Knower.

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029.061

PICKTHAL: And if thou wert to ask them: Who created the heavens and the
earth, and constrained the sun and the moon (to their appointed work)? they
would say: Allah. How then are they turned away?

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029.062

PICKTHAL: Allah maketh the provision wide for whom He will of His bondmen,
and straiteneth it for whom (He will). Lo! Allah is Aware of all things.

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029.063

PICKTHAL: And if thou wert to ask them: Who causeth water to come down from
the sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its death? they verily
would say: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! But most of them have no sense.

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029.064

PICKTHAL: This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo! the home
of the Hereafter - that is Life, if they but knew.

as for the next abode, that most surely is the life-- did they but know!

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029.065

PICKTHAL: And when they mount upon the ships they pray to Allah, making
their faith pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them safe to land,
behold! they ascribe partners (unto Him),

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029.066

PICKTHAL: That they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and
that they may take their ease. But they will come to know.

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029.067

PICKTHAL: Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune
(from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them? Do they then
believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of Allah?

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029.068

PICKTHAL: Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning
Allah, or denieth the truth when it cometh unto him? Is not there a home in
hell for disbelievers?

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029.069

PICKTHAL: As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths,
and lo! Allah is with the good.

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