[Image]  AL-GHAFIR

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

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PICKTHAL: Ha. Mim.

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

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040.003

PICKTHAL: The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the Stern in
punishment, the Bountiful. There is no Allah save Him. Unto Him is the
journeying.

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PICKTHAL: None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those who
disbelieve, so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive thee (O
Muhammad).

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040.005

PICKTHAL: The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied (their
messengers) before these, and every nation purposed to seize their
messenger and argued falsely, (thinking) thereby to refute the Truth. Then
I seized them, and how (awful) was My punishment.

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040.006

PICKTHAL: Thus was the word of thy Lord concerning those who disbelieve
fulfilled: That they are owners of the Fire.

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040.007

PICKTHAL: Those who bear the Throne, and all who are round about it, hymn
the praises of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those
who believe (saying): Our Lord! Thou comprehendest all things in mercy and
knowledge, therefor forgive those who repent and follow Thy way. Ward off
from them the punishment of hell.

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040.008

PICKTHAL: Our Lord! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which thou hast
promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their
descendants as do right. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.

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PICKTHAL: And ward off from them ill-deeds; and he from whom Thou wardest
off ill-deeds that day, him verily hast Thou taken into mercy. That is the
supreme triumph.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! (on that day) those who disbelieve are informed by
proclamation: Verily Allah's abhorrence is more terrible than your
abhorrence one of another, when ye were called unto the faith but did
refuse.

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040.011

PICKTHAL: They say: Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast
Thou made us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go out?

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040.012

PICKTHAL: (It is said unto them): This is (your plight) because, when Allah
only was invoked, ye disbelieved, but when some partner was ascribed to Him
ye were believing. But the command belongeth only to Allah, the Sublime,
the Majestic.

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040.013

PICKTHAL: He it is Who showeth you His portents, and sendeth down for you
provision from the sky. None payeth heed save him who turneth (unto Him)
repentant.

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PICKTHAL: Therefor (O believers) pray unto Allah, making religion pure for
Him (only), however much the disbelievers be averse -

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040.015

PICKTHAL: The Exalter of Ranks, the Lord of the Throne. He causeth the
Spirit of His command upon whom He will of His slaves, that He may warn of
the Day of Meeting,

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040.016

PICKTHAL: The day when they come forth, nothing of them being hidden from
Allah. Whose is the Sovereignty this day? It is Allah's, the One, the
Almighty.

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040.017

PICKTHAL: This day is each soul requited that which it hath earned; no
wrong (is done) this day. Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.

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040.018

PICKTHAL: Warn them (O Muhammad) of the Day of the approaching (doom), when
the hearts will be choking the throats, (when) there will be no friend for
the wrong-doers, nor any intercessor who will be heard.

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PICKTHAL: He knoweth the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms
hide.

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040.020

PICKTHAL: Allah judgeth with truth, while those to whom they cry instead of
Him judge not at all. Lo! Allah, He is the Hearer, the Seer.

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PICKTHAL: Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the
consequence for those who disbelieved before them? They were mightier than
these in power and (in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the
earth. Yet Allah seized them for their sins, and they had no protector from
Allah.

those who were before them? Mightier than these were they in strength-- and
in fortifications in the land, but Allah destroyed them for their sins; and
there was not for them any defender against Allah.

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PICKTHAL: That was because their messengers kept bringing them clear proofs
(of Allah's Sovereignty) but they disbelieved; so Allah seized them. Lo! He
is Strong, severe in punishment.

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040.023

PICKTHAL: And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant

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040.024

PICKTHAL: Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying
sorcerer!

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040.025

PICKTHAL: And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence, they said:
Slay the sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women. But the
plot of disbelievers is in naught but error.

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040.026

PICKTHAL: And Pharaoh said: Suffer me to kill Moses, and let him cry unto
his Lord. Lo! I fear that he will alter your religion or that he will cause
confusion in the land.

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040.027

PICKTHAL: Moses said: Lo! I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every
scorner who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning.

SHAKIR: And Musa said: Surely I take refuge with my Lord and-- your Lord
from every proud one who does not believe in the day of reckoning.

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PICKTHAL: And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who hid his faith, said:
Would ye kill a man because he saith: My Lord is Allah, and hath brought
you clear proofs from your Lord? If he is lying, then his lie is upon him;
and if he is truthful, then some of that wherewith he threateneth you will
strike you. Lo! Allah guideth not one who is a prodigal, a liar.

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PICKTHAL: O my people! Yours is the kingdom to-day, ye being uppermost in
the land. But who would save us from the wrath of Allah should it reach us?
Pharaoh said: I do but show you what I think, and I do but guide you to
wise policy.

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PICKTHAL: And he who believed said: O my people! Lo! I fear for you a fate
like that of the factions (of old);

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040.031

PICKTHAL: A plight like that of Noah's folk, and A'ad and Thamud, and those
after them, and Allah willeth no injustice for (His) slaves.

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040.032

PICKTHAL: And, O my people! Lo! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,

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PICKTHAL: A day when ye will turn to flee, having no preserver from Allah:
and he whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

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PICKTHAL: And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet ye ceased
not to be in doubt concerning what he brought you till, when he died, ye
said: Allah will not send any messenger after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him
who is a prodigal, a doubter.

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PICKTHAL: Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without any
warrant that hath come unto them, it is greatly hateful in the sight of
Allah and in the sight of those who believe. Thus doth Allah print on every
arrogant, disdainful heart.

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PICKTHAL: And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may
reach the roads,

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PICKTHAL: The roads of the heavens, and may look upon the god of Moses,
though verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that he did made
fairseeming unto Pharaoh, and he was debarred from the (right) way. The
plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.

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PICKTHAL: And he who believed said: O my people! Follow me. I will show you
the way of right conduct.

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PICKTHAL: O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing comfort,
and lo! the Hereafter, that is the enduring home.

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PICKTHAL: Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like thereof,
while whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, (all)
such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.

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PICKTHAL: And, O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto deliverance
when ye call me unto the Fire?

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PICKTHAL: Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him as
partners that whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you unto the
Mighty, the Forgiver.

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PICKTHAL: Assuredly that whereunto ye call me hath no claim in the world or
in the Hereafter, and our return will be unto Allah, and the prodigals will
be owners of the Fire.

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PICKTHAL: And ye will remember what I say unto you. I confide my cause unto
Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of (His) slaves.

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PICKTHAL: So Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted, while
a dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh's folk,

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PICKTHAL: The Fire; they are exposed to it morning and evening; and on the
day when the Hour upriseth (it is said): Cause Pharaoh's folk to enter the
most awful doom.

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040.047

PICKTHAL: And when they wrangle in the Fire, the weak say unto those who
were proud: Lo! we were a following unto you; will ye therefor rid us of a
portion of the Fire?

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040.048

PICKTHAL: Those who were proud say: Lo! we are all (together) herein. Lo!
Allah hath judged between (His) slaves.

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040.049

PICKTHAL: And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell: Entreat your
Lord that He relieve us of a day of the torment.

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PICKTHAL: They say: Came not your messengers unto you with clear proofs?
They say: Yea, verily. They say: Then do ye pray, although the prayer of
disbelievers is in vain.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We verily do help Our messengers, and those who believe, in
the life of the world and on the day when the witnesses arise,

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040.052

PICKTHAL: The day when their excuse availeth not the evil-doers, and theirs
is the curse, and theirs the ill abode.

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PICKTHAL: And We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the Children
of Israel to inherit the Scripture,

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040.054

PICKTHAL: A guide and a reminder for men of understanding.

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040.055

PICKTHAL: Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is
true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at
fall of night and in the early hours.

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040.056

PICKTHAL: Lo! those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without
a warrant having come unto them, there is naught else in their breasts save
pride which they will never attain. So take thou refuge in Allah. Lo! He,
only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.

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040.057

PICKTHAL: Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater
than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not.

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PICKTHAL: And the blind man and the seer are not equal, neither are those
who believe and do good works (equal with) the evil-doer. Little do ye
reflect!

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040.059

PICKTHAL: Lo! the Hour is surely coming, there is no doubt thereof; yet
most of mankind believe not.

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040.060

PICKTHAL: And your Lord hath said: Pray unto Me and I will hear your
prayer. Lo! those who scorn My service, they will enter hell, disgraced.

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040.061

PICKTHAL: Allah it is Who hath appointed for you night that ye may rest
therein, and day for seeing. Lo! Allah is a Lord of bounty for mankind, yet
most of mankind give not thanks.

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PICKTHAL: Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, There is no
Allah save Him. How then are ye perverted?

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PICKTHAL: Thus are they perverted who deny the revelations of Allah.

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PICKTHAL: Allah it is Who appointed for you the earth for a dwelling-place
and the sky for a canopy, and fashioned you and perfected your shapes, and
hath provided you with good things. Such is Allah, your Lord. Then blessed
be Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

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PICKTHAL: He is the Living One. There is no Allah save Him. So pray unto
Him, making religion pure for Him (only). Praise be to Allah, the Lord of
the Worlds!

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040.066

PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): I am forbidden to worship those unto whom ye
cry beside Allah since there have come unto me clear proofs from my Lord,
and I am commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.

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PICKTHAL: He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop (of seed)
then from a clot, then bringeth you forth as a child, then (ordaineth) that
ye attain full strength and afterward that ye become old men - though some
among you die before - and that ye reach an appointed term, that haply ye
may understand.

attain your maturity, then that you may be old-- and of you there are some
who are caused to die before-- and that you may reach an appointed term,
and that you may understand.

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PICKTHAL: He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He ordaineth a
thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

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PICKTHAL: Hast thou not seen those who wrangle concerning the revelations
of Allah, how they are turned away? -

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PICKTHAL: Those who deny the Scripture and that wherewith We send Our
messengers. But they will come to know,

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PICKTHAL: When carcans are about their necks and chains. They are dragged

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PICKTHAL: Through boiling waters; then they are thrust into the Fire.

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PICKTHAL: Then it is said unto them: Where are (all) that ye used to make
partners (in the Sovereignty)

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PICKTHAL: Beside Allah? They say: They have failed us; but we used not to
pray to anything before. Thus doth Allah send astray the disbelievers (in
His guidance).

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040.075

PICKTHAL: (And it is said unto them): This is because ye exulted in the
earth without right, and because ye were petulant.

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PICKTHAL: Enter ye the gates of hell, to dwell therein. Evil is the
habitation of the scornful.

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PICKTHAL: Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is
true. And whether we let thee see a part of that which We promise them, or
(whether) We cause thee to die, still unto Us they will be brought back.

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PICKTHAL: Verily We sent messengers before thee, among them those of whom
We have told thee, and some of whom We have not told thee; and it was not
given to any messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah's
leave, but when Allah's commandment cometh (the cause) is judged aright,
and the followers of vanity will then be lost.

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PICKTHAL: Allah it is Who hath appointed for you cattle, that ye may ride
on some of them, and eat of some -

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PICKTHAL: (Many) benefits ye have from them - and that ye may satisfy by
their means a need that is in your breasts, and may be borne upon them as
upon the ship.

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040.081

PICKTHAL: And He showeth you His tokens. Which, then, of the tokens of
Allah do ye deny?

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PICKTHAL: Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the
consequence for those before them? They were more numerous than these, and
mightier in power and (in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the
earth. But all that they used to earn availed them not.

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PICKTHAL: And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they (themselves) possessed. And
that which they were wont to mock befell them.

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PICKTHAL: Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in Allah only
and reject (all) that we used to associate (with Him).

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PICKTHAL: But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our doom. This
is Allah's law which hath ever taken course for His bondmen. And then the
disbelievers will be ruined.

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