[Image]  AS-SAAFFAT

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

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037.001

PICKTHAL: By those who set the ranks in battle order

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037.002

PICKTHAL: And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof

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037.003

PICKTHAL: And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,

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037.004

PICKTHAL: Lo! thy Lord is surely One;

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037.005

PICKTHAL: Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between
them, and Lord of the sun's risings.

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037.006

PICKTHAL: Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the
planets;

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037.007

PICKTHAL: With security from every froward devil.

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037.008

PICKTHAL: They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from
every side,

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037.009

PICKTHAL: Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;

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037.010

PICKTHAL: Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a
piercing flame.

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037.011

PICKTHAL: Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or
those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.

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037.012

PICKTHAL: Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock

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037.013

PICKTHAL: And heed not when they are reminded,

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037.014

PICKTHAL: And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.

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037.015

PICKTHAL: And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;

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037.016

PICKTHAL: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then,
forsooth, be raised (again)?

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037.017

PICKTHAL: And our forefathers?

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037.018

PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.

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037.019

PICKTHAL: There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,

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037.020

PICKTHAL: And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.

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037.021

PICKTHAL: This is the Day of Separation, which ye used to deny.

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037.022

PICKTHAL: (And it is said unto the angels): Assemble those who did wrong,
together with their wives and what they used to worship

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PICKTHAL: Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;

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037.024

PICKTHAL: And stop them, for they must be questioned.

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037.025

PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye help not one another?

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037.026

PICKTHAL: Nay, but this day they make full submission.

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037.027

PICKTHAL: And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

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037.028

PICKTHAL: They say: Lo! ye used to come unto us, imposing, (swearing that
ye spoke the truth).

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037.029

PICKTHAL: They answer: Nay, but ye (yourselves) were not believers.

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037.030

PICKTHAL: We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.

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037.031

PICKTHAL: Now the Word of our Lord hath been fulfilled concerning us. Lo!
we are about to taste (the doom).

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037.032

PICKTHAL: Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.

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037.033

PICKTHAL: Then lo! this day they (both) are sharers in the doom.

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037.034

PICKTHAL: Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.

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037.035

PICKTHAL: For when it was said unto them, There is no Allah save Allah,
they were scornful

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037.036

PICKTHAL: And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet?

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent
(before him).

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037.038

PICKTHAL: Lo! (now) verily ye taste the painful doom -

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037.039

PICKTHAL: Ye are requited naught save what ye did -

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037.040

PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah;

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037.041

PICKTHAL: For them there is a known provision,

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037.042

PICKTHAL: Fruits. And they will be honoured

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037.043

PICKTHAL: In the Gardens of delight,

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037.044

PICKTHAL: On couches facing one another;

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PICKTHAL: A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,

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037.046

PICKTHAL: White, delicious to the drinkers,

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037.047

PICKTHAL: Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.

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037.048

PICKTHAL: And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,

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037.049

PICKTHAL: (Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).

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037.050

PICKTHAL: And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

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037.051

PICKTHAL: A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade

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037.052

PICKTHAL: Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his
words)?

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037.053

PICKTHAL: Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones -
can we (then) verily be brought to book?

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037.054

PICKTHAL: He saith: Will ye look?

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037.055

PICKTHAL: Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.

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037.056

PICKTHAL: He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,

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037.057

PICKTHAL: And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of
those haled forth (to doom).

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037.058

PICKTHAL: Are we then not to die

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037.059

PICKTHAL: Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?

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037.060

PICKTHAL: Lo! this is the supreme triumph.

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037.061

PICKTHAL: For the like of this, then, let the workers work.

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037.062

PICKTHAL: Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?

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037.063

PICKTHAL: Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.

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037.064

PICKTHAL: Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.

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037.065

PICKTHAL: Its crop is as it were the heads of devils

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037.066

PICKTHAL: And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies
therewith.

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037.067

PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water

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037.068

PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.

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037.069

PICKTHAL: They indeed found their fathers astray,

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037.070

PICKTHAL: But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.

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037.071

PICKTHAL: And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,

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037.072

PICKTHAL: And verily We sent among them warners.

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PICKTHAL: Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,

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PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

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037.075

PICKTHAL: And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of
his prayer

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037.076

PICKTHAL: And We saved him and his household from the great distress,

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PICKTHAL: And made his seed the survivors,

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037.078

PICKTHAL: And left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

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PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!

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PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

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PICKTHAL: Then We did drown the others.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham

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PICKTHAL: When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart;

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PICKTHAL: When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye
worship?

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037.086

PICKTHAL: Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire?

SHAKIR: A lie-- gods besides Allah-- do you desire?

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PICKTHAL: What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds?

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037.088

PICKTHAL: And he glanced a glance at the stars

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037.089

PICKTHAL: Then said: Lo! I feel sick!

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PICKTHAL: And they turned their backs and went away from him.

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037.091

PICKTHAL: Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat?

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PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye speak not?

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PICKTHAL: Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.

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PICKTHAL: And (his people) came toward him, hastening.

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PICKTHAL: He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve

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PICKTHAL: When Allah hath created you and what ye make?

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037.097

PICKTHAL: They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the
red-hotfire.

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037.098

PICKTHAL: And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the
undermost.

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PICKTHAL: And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.

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PICKTHAL: My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.

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PICKTHAL: So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.

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PICKTHAL: And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham)
said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So
look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art
commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.

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PICKTHAL: Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung
him down upon his face,

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PICKTHAL: We called unto him: O Abraham!

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PICKTHAL: Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the
good.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! that verily was a clear test.

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PICKTHAL: Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.

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PICKTHAL: And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

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PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Abraham!

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PICKTHAL: Thus do We reward the good.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

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037.112

PICKTHAL: And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the
righteous.

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037.113

PICKTHAL: And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do
good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.

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PICKTHAL: And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,

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PICKTHAL: And saved them and their people from the great distress,

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PICKTHAL: And helped them so that they became the victors.

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PICKTHAL: And We gave them the clear Scripture

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PICKTHAL: And showed them the right path.

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PICKTHAL: And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation):

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PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!

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PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn),

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PICKTHAL: When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

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PICKTHAL: Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,

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PICKTHAL: Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers?

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PICKTHAL: But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the
doom)

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PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

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037.129

PICKTHAL: And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

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PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Elias!

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PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of our believing slaves.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn).

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PICKTHAL: When We saved him and his household, every one,

SHAKIR: When We delivered him and his followers, all--

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PICKTHAL: Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;

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PICKTHAL: Then We destroyed the others.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning

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PICKTHAL: And at night-time; have ye then no sense?

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PICKTHAL: And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)

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PICKTHAL: When he fled unto the laden ship,

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PICKTHAL: And then drew lots and was of those rejected;

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PICKTHAL: And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;

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PICKTHAL: And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)

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PICKTHAL: He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are
raised;

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037.145

PICKTHAL: Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;

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PICKTHAL: And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;

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PICKTHAL: And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more

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PICKTHAL: And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.

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PICKTHAL: Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they
have sons?

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PICKTHAL: Or created We the angels females while they were present?

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PICKTHAL: Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say:

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PICKTHAL: Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie.

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PICKTHAL: (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to
sons.

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PICKTHAL: What aileth you? How judge ye?

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PICKTHAL: Will ye not then reflect?

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PICKTHAL: Or have ye a clear warrant?

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PICKTHAL: Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful.

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037.158

PICKTHAL: And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the
jinn know well that they will be brought before (Him).

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PICKTHAL: Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him),

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PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship,

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PICKTHAL: Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him.

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PICKTHAL: Save him who is to burn in hell.

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PICKTHAL: There is not one of us but hath his known position.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks,

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PICKTHAL: Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise

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PICKTHAL: And indeed they used to say:

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PICKTHAL: If we had but a reminder from the men of old

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PICKTHAL: We would be single-minded slaves of Allah.

SHAKIR: We would certainly have been the servants of Allah-- the purified
ones.

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PICKTHAL: Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will
come to know.

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037.171

PICKTHAL: And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to
warn)

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PICKTHAL: That they verily would be helped,

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PICKTHAL: And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.

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PICKTHAL: So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile,

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PICKTHAL: And watch, for they will (soon) see.

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PICKTHAL: Would they hasten on Our doom?

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PICKTHAL: But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn
for those who have been warned.

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PICKTHAL: Withdraw from them awhile

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PICKTHAL: And watch, for they will (soon) see.

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PICKTHAL: Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they
attribute (unto Him)

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037.181

PICKTHAL: And peace be unto those sent (to warn).

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PICKTHAL: And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!

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