[Image]  ASH-SHURA

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

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PICKTHAL: Ha. Mim.

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042.002

PICKTHAL: A'in. Sin. Qaf.

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PICKTHAL: Thus Allah the Mighty, the Knower inspireth thee (Muhammad) as
(He inspired) those before thee.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in
the earth, and He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

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PICKTHAL: Almost might the heavens above be rent asunder while the angels
hymn the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on the earth.
Lo! Allah, He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.

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042.006

PICKTHAL: And as for those who choose protecting friends beside Him, Allah
is Warden over them, and thou art in no wise a guardian over them.

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042.007

PICKTHAL: And thus We have inspired in thee a Lecture in Arabic, that thou
mayst warn the mother-town and those around it, and mayst warn of a day of
assembling whereof there is no doubt. A host will be in the Garden, and a
host of them in the Flame.

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042.008

PICKTHAL: Had Allah willed, He could have made them one community, but
Allah bringeth whom He will into His mercy. And the wrong-doers have no
friend nor helper.

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042.009

PICKTHAL: Or have they chosen protecting friends besides Him? But Allah, He
(alone) is the Protecting Friend. He quickeneth the dead, and He is Able to
do all things.

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042.010

PICKTHAL: And in whatsoever ye differ, the verdict therein belongeth to
Allah. Such is my Lord, in Whom I put my trust, and unto Whom I turn.

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042.011

PICKTHAL: The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He hath made for you
pairs of yourselves, and of the cattle also pairs, whereby He multiplieth
you. Naught is as His likeness; and He is the Hearer, the Seer.

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042.012

PICKTHAL: His are the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlargeth
providence for whom He will and straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo! He
is Knower of all things.

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042.013

PICKTHAL: He hath ordained for you that religion which He commended unto
Noah, and that which We inspire in thee (Muhammad), and that which We
commended unto Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion,
and be not divided therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which
thou callest them. Allah chooseth for Himself whom He will, and guideth
unto Himself him who turneth (toward Him).

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042.014

PICKTHAL: And they were not divided until after the knowledge came unto
them, through rivalry among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that
had already gone forth from thy Lord for an appointed term, it surely had
been judged between them. And those who were made to inherit the Scripture
after them are verily in hopeless doubt concerning it.

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PICKTHAL: Unto this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be thou upright as thou
art commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever
scripture Allah hath sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you.
Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works;
no argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him
is the journeying.

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PICKTHAL: And those who argue concerning Allah after He hath been
acknowledged, their argument hath no weight with their Lord, and wrath is
upon them and theirs will be an awful doom.

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042.017

PICKTHAL: Allah it is Who hath revealed the Scripture with truth, and the
Balance. How canst thou know? It may be that the Hour is nigh.

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PICKTHAL: Those who believe not therein seek to hasten it, while those who
believe are fearful of it and know that it is the Truth. Are not they who
dispute, in doubt concerning the Hour, far astray?

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PICKTHAL: Allah is gracious unto His slaves. He provideth for whom He will.
And He is the Strong, the Mighty.

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PICKTHAL: Whoso desireth the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase
in its harvest. And whoso desireth the harvest of the world, We give him
thereof, and he hath no portion in the Hereafter.

that again; and whoever desires-- the gain of this world, We give him of
it, and in the hereafter he has no portion.

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PICKTHAL: Or have they partners (of Allah) who have made lawful for them in
religion that which Allah allowed not? And but for a decisive word (gone
forth already), it would have been judged between them. Lo! for wrong-doers
is a painful doom.

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PICKTHAL: Thou seest the wrong-doers fearful of that which they have
earned, and it will surely befall them, while those who believe and do good
works (will be) in flowering meadows of the Gardens, having what they wish
from their Lord. This is the great preferment.

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PICKTHAL: This it is which Allah announceth unto His bondmen who believe
and do good works. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee
therefor, save lovingkindness among kinsfolk. And whoso scoreth a good deed
We add unto its good for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Responsive.

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PICKTHAL: Or say they: He hath invented a lie concerning Allah? If Allah
willed, He could have sealed thy heart (against them). And Allah will wipe
out the lie and will vindicate the truth by His words. Lo! He is Aware of
what is hidden in the breasts (of men).

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042.025

PICKTHAL: And He it is Who accepteth repentance from His bondmen, and
pardoneth the evil deeds, and knoweth what ye do,

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042.026

PICKTHAL: And accepteth those who do good works, and giveth increase unto
them of His bounty. And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.

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PICKTHAL: And if Allah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they
would surely rebel in the earth, but He sendeth down by measure as He
willeth. Lo! He is Informed, a Seer of His bondmen.

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042.028

PICKTHAL: And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have
despaired, and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the
Praiseworthy.

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042.029

PICKTHAL: And of His portents is the creation of the heaven and the earth,
and of whatever beasts He hath dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather
them when He will.

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042.030

PICKTHAL: Whatever of misfortune striketh you, it is what your right hands
have earned. And He forgiveth much.

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PICKTHAL: Ye cannot escape in the earth, for beside Allah ye have no
protecting friend nor any helper.

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PICKTHAL: And of His portents are the ships, like banners on the sea;

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PICKTHAL: If He will He calmeth the wind so that they keep still upon its
surface - Lo! herein verily are signs for every steadfast grateful (heart).
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PICKTHAL: Or He causeth them to perish on account of that which they have
earned - And He forgiveth much -

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042.035

PICKTHAL: And that those who argue concerning Our revelations may know they
have no refuge.

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042.036

PICKTHAL: Now whatever ye have been given is but a passing comfort for the
life of the world, and that which Allah hath is better and more lasting for
those who believe and put their trust in their Lord,

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042.037

PICKTHAL: And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when
they are wroth, forgive,

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042.038

PICKTHAL: And those who answer the call of their Lord and establish
worship, and whose affairs are a matter of counsel, and who spend of what
We have bestowed on them,

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042.039

PICKTHAL: And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend
themselves,

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PICKTHAL: The guerdon of an ill-deed is an ill the like thereof. But
whosoever pardoneth and amendeth, his wage is the affair of Allah. Lo! He
loveth not wrong-doers.

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PICKTHAL: And whoso defendeth himself after he hath suffered wrong - for
such, there is no way (of blame) against them.

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PICKTHAL: The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress mankind, and
wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.

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PICKTHAL: And verily whoso is patient and forgiveth - lo! that, verily, is
(of) the steadfast heart of things.

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PICKTHAL: He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no protecting
friend after Him. And thou (Muhammad) wilt see the evil-doers when they see
the doom, (how) they say: Is there any way of return?

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PICKTHAL: And thou wilt see them exposed to (the Fire), made humble by
disgrace, and looking with veiled eyes. And those who believe will say: Lo!
the (eternal) losers are they who lose themselves and their housefolk on
the Day of Resurrection. Lo! are not the wrong-doers in perpetual torment?

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PICKTHAL: And they will have no protecting friends to help them instead of
Allah. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no road.

SHAKIR: And they shall have no friends to help them besides Allah; and--
whomsoever Allah makes err, he shall have no way.

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PICKTHAL: Answer the call of your Lord before there cometh unto you from
Allah a Day which there is no averting. Ye have no refuge on that Day, nor
have a ye any (power of) refusal.

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042.048

PICKTHAL: But if they are averse, We have not sent thee as a warder over
them. Thine is only to convey (the message). And lo! when We cause man to
taste of mercy from Us he exulteth therefor. And if some evil striketh them
because of that which their own hands have sent before, then lo! man is an
ingrate.

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PICKTHAL: Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the
earth. He createth what He will. He bestoweth female (offspring) upon whom
He will, and bestoweth male (offspring) upon whom He will;

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PICKTHAL: Or He mingleth them, males and females, and He maketh barren whom
He will. Lo! He is Knower, Powerful.

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042.051

PICKTHAL: And it was not (vouchsafed) to any mortal that Allah should speak
to him unless (it be) by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He
sendeth a messenger to reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted,
Wise.

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042.052

PICKTHAL: And thus have We inspired in thee (Muhammad) a Spirit of Our
command. Thou knewest not what the Scripture was, nor what the Faith. But
We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And
lo! thou verily dost guide unto a right path,

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042.053

PICKTHAL: The path of Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the
heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach Allah at
last?

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