[Image]  AD-DUKHAN

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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: By the Scripture that maketh plain

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning -

warning--

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PICKTHAL: Whereon every wise command is made clear

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PICKTHAL: As a command from Our presence - Lo! We are ever sending -

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PICKTHAL: A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,

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PICKTHAL: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them,
if ye would be sure.

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PICKTHAL: There is no Allah save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your
Lord and Lord of your forefathers.

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PICKTHAL: Nay, but they play in doubt.

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PICKTHAL: But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce
visible smoke

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PICKTHAL: That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.

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PICKTHAL: (Then they will say): Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! we
are believers.

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PICKTHAL: How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making
plain (the Truth) had already come unto them,

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PICKTHAL: And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by
others), a madman?

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! ye return (to
disbelief).

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PICKTHAL: On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure,
(then) in truth We shall punish.

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PICKTHAL: And verily We tried before them Pharaoh's folk, when there came
unto them a noble messenger,

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PICKTHAL: Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo! I am a faithful
messenger unto you.

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PICKTHAL: And saying: Be not proud against Allah. Lo! I bring you a clear
warrant.

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PICKTHAL: And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye
stone me to death.

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PICKTHAL: And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.

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PICKTHAL: And he cried unto his Lord, (saying): These are guilty folk.

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PICKTHAL: Then (his Lord commanded): Take away My slaves by night. Lo! ye
will be followed,

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PICKTHAL: And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned
host.

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PICKTHAL: How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left
behind,

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PICKTHAL: And the cornlands and the goodly sites

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PICKTHAL: And pleasant things wherein they took delight!

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PICKTHAL: Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;

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PICKTHAL: And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they
reprieved.

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PICKTHAL: And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;

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PICKTHAL: (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the
wanton ones.

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PICKTHAL: And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.

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PICKTHAL: And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:

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PICKTHAL: There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised
again.

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PICKTHAL: Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!

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PICKTHAL: Are they better, or the folk of Tubb'a and those before them? We
destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.

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PICKTHAL: And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is
between them, in play.

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PICKTHAL: We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.

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PICKTHAL: Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,

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PICKTHAL: A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be
helped,

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PICKTHAL: Save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the
Merciful.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the tree of Zaqqum,

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PICKTHAL: The food of the sinner!

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PICKTHAL: Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies

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PICKTHAL: As the seething of boiling water.

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PICKTHAL: (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of
hell,

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PICKTHAL: Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.

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PICKTHAL: (Saying): Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty, the noble!

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PICKTHAL: Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.

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PICKTHAL: Amid gardens and watersprings,

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PICKTHAL: Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.

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PICKTHAL: Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them unto fair ones with
wide, lovely eyes.

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PICKTHAL: They call therein for every fruit in safety.

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PICKTHAL: They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath
saved them from the doom of hell,

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PICKTHAL: A bounty from thy Lord. That is the supreme triumph.

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PICKTHAL: And We have made (this Scripture) easy in thy language only that
they may heed.

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PICKTHAL: Wait then (O Muhammad). Lo! they (too) are waiting.

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