[Image]  AL-BALAD

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

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PICKTHAL: Nay, I swear by this city -

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PICKTHAL: And thou art an indweller of this city -

SHAKIR: And you shall be made free from obligation in this city--

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PICKTHAL: And the begetter and that which he begat,

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PICKTHAL: We verily have created man in an atmosphere:

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PICKTHAL: Thinketh he that none hath power over him?

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PICKTHAL: And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth:

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PICKTHAL: Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?

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PICKTHAL: Did We not assign unto him two eyes

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PICKTHAL: And a tongue and two lips,

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PICKTHAL: And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways?

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PICKTHAL: But he hath not attempted the Ascent -

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PICKTHAL: Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! -

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PICKTHAL: (It is) to free a slave,

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PICKTHAL: And to feed in the day of hunger.

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PICKTHAL: An orphan near of kin,

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PICKTHAL: Or some poor wretch in misery,

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PICKTHAL: And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to
perseverance and exhort one another to pity.

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PICKTHAL: Their place will be on the right hand.

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PICKTHAL: But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on
the left hand.

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PICKTHAL: Fire will be an awning over them.

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