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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: A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful,

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PICKTHAL: A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture in Arabic
for people who have knowledge,

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PICKTHAL: Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so that
they hear not.

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PICKTHAL: And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto which thou
(O Muhammad) callest us, and in our ears there is a deafness, and between
us and thee there is a veil. Act, then. Lo! we also shall be acting.

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PICKTHAL: Say (unto them O Muhammad): I am only a mortal like you. It is
inspired in me that your Allah is One Allah, therefor take the straight
path unto Him and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe unto the idolaters,

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PICKTHAL: Who give not the poor-due, and who are disbelievers in the
Hereafter.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! as for those who believe and do good works, for them is a
reward enduring.

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PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him
Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye unto Him rivals? He (and
none else) is the Lord of the Worlds.

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PICKTHAL: He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and blessed it and
measured therein its sustenance in four Days, alike for (all) who ask;

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PICKTHAL: Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it
and unto the earth: Come both of you, willingly or loth. They said: We
come, obedient.

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PICKTHAL: Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in
each heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether heaven with lamps, and
rendered it inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.

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PICKTHAL: But if they turn away, then say: I warn you of a thunderbolt like
the thunderbolt (which fell of old upon the tribes) of A'ad and Thamud;

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PICKTHAL: When their messengers came unto them from before them and behind
them, saying: Worship none but Allah! they said: If our Lord had willed, He
surely would have sent down angels (unto us), so lo! we are disbelievers in
that wherewith ye have been sent.

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PICKTHAL: As for A'ad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and
they said: Who is mightier than us in power? Could they not see that Allah
Who created them, He was mightier than them in power? And they denied Our
revelations.

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PICKTHAL: Therefor We let loose on them a raging wind in evil days, that We
might make them taste the torment of disgrace in the life of the world. And
verily the doom of the Hereafter will be more shameful, and they will not
be helped.

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PICKTHAL: And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they preferred
blindness to the guidance, so the bolt of the doom of humiliation overtook
them because of what they used to earn.

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PICKTHAL: And We delivered those who believed and used to keep their duty
to Allah.

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PICKTHAL: And (make mention of) the day when the enemies of Allah are
gathered unto the Fire, they are driven on

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PICKTHAL: Till, when they reach it, their ears and their eyes and their
skins testify against them as to what they used to do.

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PICKTHAL: And they say unto their skins: Why testify ye against us? They
say: Allah hath given us speech Who giveth speech to all things, and Who
created you at the first, and unto Whom ye are returned.

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PICKTHAL: Ye did not hide yourselves lest your ears and your eyes and your
skins should testify against you, but ye deemed that Allah knew not much of
what ye did.

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PICKTHAL: That, your thought which ye did think about your Lord, hath
ruined you; and ye find yourselves (this day) among the lost.

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PICKTHAL: And though they are resigned, yet the Fire is still their home;
and if they ask for favour, yet they are not of those unto whom favour can
be shown.

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PICKTHAL: And We assigned them comrades (in the world), who made their
present and their past fairseeming unto them. And the Word concerning
nations of the jinn and humankind who passed away before them hath effect
for them. Lo! they were ever losers.

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PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve say: Heed not this Qur'an, and drown the
hearing of it; haply ye may conquer.

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PICKTHAL: But verily We shall cause those who disbelieve to taste an awful
doom, and verily We shall requite them the worst of what they used to do.

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PICKTHAL: That is the reward of Allah's enemies: the Fire. Therein is their
immortal home, payment forasmuch as they denied Our revelations.

SHAKIR: That is the reward of the enemies of Allah-- the fire; for them
therein shall be the house of long abiding; a reward for their denying Our
communications.

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PICKTHAL: And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! Show us those who
beguiled us of the jinn and humankind. We will place them underneath our
feet that they may be among the nethermost.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright,
the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good
tidings of the paradise which ye are promised.

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PICKTHAL: We are your protecting friends in the life of the world and in
the Hereafter. There ye will have (all) that your souls desire, and there
ye will have (all) for which ye pray.

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PICKTHAL: A gift of welcome from One Forgiving, Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: And who is better in speech than him who prayeth unto his Lord
and doeth right, and saith: Lo! I am of those who are muslims (surrender
unto Him).

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PICKTHAL: The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil
deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was
enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend.

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PICKTHAL: But none is granted it save those who are steadfast, and none is
granted it save the owner of great happiness.

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PICKTHAL: And if a whisper from the devil reach thee (O Muhammad) then seek
refuge in Allah. Lo! He is the Hearer, the Knower.

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PICKTHAL: And of His portents are the night and the day and the sun and the
moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or the moon; but prostrate to Allah Who
created them, if it is in truth Him Whom ye worship.

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PICKTHAL: But if they are too proud - still those who are with thy Lord
glorify Him night and day, and tire not.

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PICKTHAL: And of His portents (is this): that thou seest the earth lowly,
but when We send down water thereon it thrilleth and groweth. Lo! He Who
quickeneth it is verily the Quickener of the Dead. Lo! He is Able to do all
things.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from Us. Is he
who is hurled into the Fire better, or he who cometh secure on the Day of
Resurrection? Do what ye will. Lo! He is Seer of what ye do.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve in the Reminder when it cometh unto them
(are guilty), for lo! it is an unassailable Scripture.

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PICKTHAL: Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from behind it. (It
is) a revelation from the Wise, the Owner of Praise.

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PICKTHAL: Naught is said unto thee (Muhammad) save what was said unto the
messengers before thee. Lo! thy Lord is owner of forgiveness, and owner
(also) of dire punishment.

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PICKTHAL: And if We had appointed it a Lecture in a foreign tongue they
would assuredly have said: If only its verses were expounded (so that we
might understand)? What! A foreign tongue and an Arab? - Say unto them (O
Muhammad): For those who believe it is a guidance and a healing; and as for
those who disbelieve, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is
blindness for them. Such are called to from afar.

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PICKTHAL: And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, but there hath been
dispute concerning it; and but for a Word that had already gone forth from
thy Lord, it would ere now have been judged between them; but lo! they are
in hopeless doubt concerning it.

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PICKTHAL: Whoso doeth right it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong it is
against it. And thy Lord is not at all a tyrant to His slaves.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Him is referred (all) knowledge of the Hour. And no fruits
burst forth from their sheaths, and no female carrieth or bringeth forth
but with His knowledge. And on the day when He calleth unto them: Where are
now My partners? they will say: We confess unto Thee, not one of us is a
witness (for them).

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PICKTHAL: And those to whom they used to cry of old have failed them, and
they perceive they have no place of refuge.

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PICKTHAL: Man tireth not of praying for good, and if ill toucheth him, then
he is disheartened, desperate.

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PICKTHAL: And verily, if We cause him to taste mercy after some hurt that
hath touched him, he will say: This is my own; and I deem not that the Hour
will ever rise, and if I am brought back to my Lord, I surely shall be
better off with Him - But We verily shall tell those who disbelieve (all)
that they did, and We verily shall make them taste hard punishment.

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PICKTHAL: When We show favour unto man, he withdraweth and turneth aside,
but when ill toucheth him then he aboundeth in prayer.

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PICKTHAL: Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye reject it - Who is
further astray than one who is at open feud (with Allah)?

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PICKTHAL: We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within
themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth
not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things?

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PICKTHAL: How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their Lord?
Lo! Is not He surrounding all things?

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