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

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PICKTHAL: The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the
Wise.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad) with
truth; so worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only).

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039.003

PICKTHAL: Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who choose
protecting friends beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may
bring us near unto Allah. Lo! Allah will judge between them concerning that
wherein they differ. Lo! Allah guideth not him who is a liar, an ingrate.

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039.004

PICKTHAL: If Allah had willed to choose a son, He could have chosen what He
would of that which He hath created. Be He Glorified! He is Allah, the One,
the Absolute.

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PICKTHAL: He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh
night to succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He
constraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an
appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?

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PICKTHAL: He created you from one being, then from that (being) He made its
mate; and He hath provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in
the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom.
Such is Allah, your Lord. His is the Sovereignty. There is no Allah save
Him. How then are ye turned away?

creates you in the wombs of your mothers-- a creation after a creation-- in
triple darkness; that is Allah your Lord, His is the kingdom; there is no
god but He; whence are you then turned away?

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PICKTHAL: If ye are thankless, yet Allah is Independent of you, though He
is not pleased with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if ye are thankful
He is pleased therewith for you. No laden soul will bear another's load.
Then unto your Lord is your return; and He will tell you what ye used to
do. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).

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PICKTHAL: And when some hurt toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord, turning
unto Him (repentant). Then, when He granteth him a boon from Him he
forgetteth that for which he cried unto Him before, and setteth up rivals
to Allah that he may beguile (men) from his way. Say (O Muhammad, unto such
an one): Take pleasure in thy disbelief a while. Lo! thou art of the owners
of the Fire.

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PICKTHAL: Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate
and standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his
Lord, (to be accounted equal with a disbeliever)? Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men
of understanding will pay heed.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your Lord.
For those who do good in this world there is good, and Allah's earth is
spacious. Verily the steadfast will be paid their wages without stint.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): Lo! I am commanded to worship Allah, making
religion pure for Him (only).

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039.012

PICKTHAL: And I am commanded to be the first of those who are muslims
(surrender unto Him).

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PICKTHAL: Say: Lo! if I should disobey my Lord, I fear the doom of a
tremendous Day.

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PICKTHAL: Say: Allah I worship, making my religion pure for Him (only).

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PICKTHAL: Then worship what ye will beside Him. Say: The losers will be
those who lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection.
Ah, that will be the manifest loss!

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039.016

PICKTHAL: They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais
(of fire). With this doth Allah appal His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefor
fear Me!

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039.017

PICKTHAL: And those who put away false gods lest they should worship them
and turn to Allah in repentance, for them there are glad tidings. Therefor
give good tidings (O Muhammad) to My bondmen

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039.018

PICKTHAL: Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom
Allah guideth, and such are men of understanding.

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039.019

PICKTHAL: Is he on whom the word of doom is fulfilled (to be helped), and
canst thou (O Muhammad) rescue him who is in the Fire?

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PICKTHAL: But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty
halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers
flow. (It is) a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.

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PICKTHAL: Hast thou not seen how Allah hath sent down water from the sky
and hath caused it to penetrate the earth as watersprings, and afterward
thereby produceth crops of divers hues; and afterward they wither and thou
seest them turn yellow; then He maketh them chaff. Lo! herein verily is a
reminder for men of understanding.

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PICKTHAL: Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for Al-Islam, so that he
followeth a light from his Lord, (as he who disbelieveth)? Then woe unto
those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in
plain error.

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PICKTHAL: Allah hath (now) revealed the fairest of statements, a Scripture
consistent, (wherein promises of reward are) paired (with threats of
punishment), whereat doth creep the flesh of those who fear their Lord, so
that their flesh and their hearts soften to Allah's reminder. Such is
Allah's guidance, wherewith He guideth whom He will. And him whom Allah
sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

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PICKTHAL: Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful doom upon
the Day of Resurrection (as he who doeth right)? And it will be said unto
the wrong-doers: Taste what ye used to earn.

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PICKTHAL: Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them whence
they knew not.

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PICKTHAL: Thus Allah made them taste humiliation in the life of the world,
and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be greater if they did but know.

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039.027

PICKTHAL: And verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur'an all kinds of
similitudes, that haply they may reflect;

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039.028

PICKTHAL: A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that haply they
may ward off (evil).

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PICKTHAL: Allah coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several
part-owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the
two equal in similitude? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! thou wilt die, and lo! they will die;

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PICKTHAL: Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord ye will
dispute.

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PICKTHAL: And who doth greater wrong than he who telleth a lie against
Allah, and denieth the truth when it reacheth him? Will not the home of
disbelievers be in hell?

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PICKTHAL: And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein - Such are the
dutiful.

SHAKIR: And he who brings the truth and (he who) accepts it as the truth--
these are they that guard (against evil).

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PICKTHAL: They shall have what they will of their Lord's bounty. That is
the reward of the good:

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039.035

PICKTHAL: That Allah will remit from them the worst of what they did, and
will pay them for reward the best they used to do.

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039.036

PICKTHAL: Will not Allah defend His slave? Yet they would frighten thee
with those beside Him. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no
guide.

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PICKTHAL: And he whom Allah guideth, for him there can be no misleader. Is
not Allah Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong)?

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PICKTHAL: And verily, if thou shouldst ask them: Who created the heavens
and the earth? they will say: Allah. Say: Bethink you then of those ye
worship beside Allah, if Allah willed some hurt for me, could they remove
from me His hurt; or if He willed some mercy for me, could they restrain
His mercy? Say: Allah is my all. In Him do (all) the trusting put their
trust.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O my people! Act in your manner. Lo! I (too) am acting. Thus
ye will come to know

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PICKTHAL: Who it is unto whom cometh a doom that will abase him, and on
whom there falleth everlasting doom.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture for
mankind with truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his soul, and
whosoever strayeth, strayeth only to its hurt. And thou art not a warder
over them.

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PICKTHAL: Allah receiveth (men's) souls at the time of their death, and
that (soul) which dieth not (yet) in its sleep. He keepeth that (soul) for
which He hath ordained death and dismisseth the rest till an appointed
term. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take thought.

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PICKTHAL: Or choose they intercessors other than Allah? Say: What! Even
though they have power over nothing and have no intelligence?

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PICKTHAL: Say: Unto Allah belongeth all intercession. His is the
Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. And afterward unto Him ye will be
brought back.

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PICKTHAL: And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who
believe not in the Hereafter are repelled, and when those (whom they
worship) beside Him are mentioned, behold! they are glad.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the
Invisible and the Visible! Thou wilt judge between Thy slaves concerning
that wherein they used to differ.

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PICKTHAL: And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the earth,
and therewith as much again, they verily will seek to ransom themselves
therewith on the Day of Resurrection from the awful doom; and there will
appear unto them, from their Lord, that wherewith they never reckoned.

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PICKTHAL: And the evils that they earned will appear unto them, and that
whereat they used to scoff will surround them.

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PICKTHAL: Now when hurt toucheth a man he crieth unto Us, and afterward
when We have granted him a boon from Us, he saith: Only by force of
knowledge I obtained it. Nay, but it is a test. But most of them know not.

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PICKTHAL: Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed
them not;

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PICKTHAL: But the evils that they earned smote them; and such of these as
do wrong, the evils that they earn will smite them; they cannot escape.

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PICKTHAL: Know they not that Allah enlargeth providence for whom He will,
and straiteneth it (for whom He will). Lo! herein verily are portents for
people who believe.

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PICKTHAL: Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt!
Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo! He is the
Forgiving, the Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: Turn unto your Lord repentant, and surrender unto Him, before
there come unto you the doom, when ye cannot be helped.

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039.055

PICKTHAL: And follow the better (guidance) of that which is revealed unto
you from your Lord, before the doom cometh on you suddenly when ye know
not,

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PICKTHAL: Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of
Allah, and I was indeed among the scoffers!

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PICKTHAL: Or should say: If Allah had but guided me I should have been
among the dutiful!

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PICKTHAL: Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a
second chance that I might be among the righteous!

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PICKTHAL: (But now the answer will be): Nay, for My revelations came unto
thee, but thou didst deny them and wast scornful and wast among the
disbelievers.

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PICKTHAL: And on the Day of Resurrection thou (Muhammad) seest those who
lied concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the
scorners in hell?

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PICKTHAL: And Allah delivereth those who ward off (evil) because of their
deserts. Evil toucheth them not, nor do they grieve.

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PICKTHAL: Allah is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all
things.

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PICKTHAL: His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they who
disbelieve the revelations of Allah - such are they who are the losers.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Do ye bid me serve other
than Allah? O ye fools!

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PICKTHAL: And verily it hath been revealed unto thee as unto those before
thee (saying): If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy work will fail and
thou indeed wilt be among the losers.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but Allah must thou serve, and be among the thankful!

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PICKTHAL: And they esteem not Allah as He hath the right to be esteemed,
when the whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the
heavens are rolled in His right hand. Glorified is He and High Exalted from
all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him).

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PICKTHAL: And the trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens and all
who are in the earth swoon away, save him whom Allah willeth. Then it is
blown a second time, and behold them standing waiting!

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PICKTHAL: And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord, and the Book is
set up, and the prophets and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged
between them with truth, and they are not wronged.

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PICKTHAL: And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is Best
Aware of what they do.

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PICKTHAL: And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till,
when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders
thereof say unto them: Came there not unto you messengers of your own,
reciting unto you the revelations of your Lord and warning you of the
meeting of this your Day? they say: Yea, verily. But the word of doom of
disbelievers is fulfilled.

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PICKTHAL: It is said (unto them): Enter ye the gates of hell to dwell
therein. Thus hapless is the journey's end of the scorners.

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PICKTHAL: And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven unto the
Garden in troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are
opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Peace be unto you! Ye are
good, so enter ye (the Garden of delight), to dwell therein;

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PICKTHAL: They say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath fulfilled His promise unto
us and hath made us inherit the land, sojourning in the Garden where we
will! So bounteous is the wage of workers.

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PICKTHAL: And thou (O Muhammad) seest the angels thronging round the
Throne, hymning the praises of their Lord. And they are judged aright. And
it is said: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

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