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We sent it down on a blessed night; We are constantly giving warning.
During it every wise decree is specified
by a command from Our presence. We are constantly sending out
as a mercy from your Lord. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing:
the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between them, if you are people with certainty.
There is no god but Him He gives life and causes to die your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers, the previous peoples.
Yet they play around in doubt.
So be on the watch for a day when heaven brings forth a distinctive smoke,
which enshrouds mankind. ´This is a painful punishment!
Our Lord, remove the punishment from us. We are really muminun.´
How can they expect a Reminder when a clear Messenger has already come to them?
But then they turned away from him and said, ´He is an instructed madman!´
We remove the punishment a little, and you revert!
On the day We launch the Great Assault We will certainly take Our revenge.
Before them We put Pharaoh´s people to the test when a noble Messenger came to them, saying
´Hand over to me the slaves of Allah. I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.´
And: ´Do not exalt yourselves above Allah. I come to you with clear authority.
I have sought refuge with my Lord and your Lord against your stoning me.
If you do not have iman in me, then at least leave me alone.´
He called out to his Lord, ´These are evildoing people.´
´Set out with My slaves by night. You will certainly be pursued.
Leave the sea divided as it is. They are an army who will be drowned.´
How many gardens and fountains they left behind,
and ripe crops and noble residences.
What comfort and ease they had delighted in!
So it was. Yet We bequeathed these things to another people.
Neither heaven nor earth shed any tears for them and they were granted no reprieve.
We rescued the tribe of Israel from the humiliating punishment,
from Pharaoh he was haughty, one of the profligate.
We chose them knowingly above all other people
and We gave them Signs containing a clear trial.
´There is nothing more than our first death. We will not be raised up a second time.
Bring us our fathers if you are telling the truth.´
Are they better or the people of Tubba´ and those before them whom We destroyed? They were certainly evildoers.
We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game.
We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it.
The Day of Decision will be their appointment all together:
the Day when friends will be of no use at all to one another, and they will not be helped
except for those Allah has mercy on. He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
The Tree of az-Zaqqum
is the food of the wicked,
seething in the belly like molten brass,
as boiling water bubbles and seethes.
´Seize him and drag him bodily into the middle of the Blazing Fire.
Then pour the punishment of boiling water on his head.´
´Taste that! You are the mighty one, the noble one!
This is the very thing you used to doubt.´
The people who have taqwa will be in a safe place
amid gardens and fountains,
wearing fine silk and rich brocade, face to face with one another.
So it will be. We will marry them to dark-eyed maidens.
They will call there for fruit of every kind, in complete security.
They will not taste any death there except for the first one. He will safeguard them from the punishment of the Blazing Fire.
A favour from your Lord. That is the Great Victory.
We have made it easy in your own tongue so that hopefully they will pay heed.
So watch and wait. They too are waiting.
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