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Blessed be He who has the Kingdom in His Hand! He has power over all things.
He who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving.
He who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again do you see any gaps?
Then look again and again. Your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted!
We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps and made some of them stones for the shaytans for whom We have prepared the punishment of the Blaze.
Those who reject their Lord will have the punishment of Hell. What an evil destination!
When they are flung into it they will hear it gasping harshly as it seethes.
It all but bursts with rage. Each time a group is flung into it its custodians will question them: ´Did no warner come to you?´
They will say, ´Yes indeed, a warner did come to us but we denied him and said, "Allah has sent nothing down. You are just greatly misguided."´
They will say, ´If only we had really listened and used our intellect, we would not have been Companions of the Blaze.´
Then they will acknowledge their wrong actions. Away with the Companions of the Blaze!
Those who fear their Lord in the Unseen will have forgiveness and an immense reward.
Whether you keep your words secret or say them out loud He knows what the heart contains.
Does He who created not then know? He is the All-Pervading, the All-Aware.
It is He who made the earth submissive to you, so walk its broad trails and eat what it provides. The Resurrection is to Him.
Do you feel secure against Him Who is in heaven causing the earth to swallow you up when suddenly it rocks from side to side?
Or do you feel secure against Him Who is in heaven releasing against you a sudden squall of stones, so that you will know how true My warning was?
Those before them also denied but then how great was My denial!
Have they not looked at the birds above them, with wings outspread and folded back? Nothing holds them up but the All-Merciful. He sees all things.
Who is there who could be a force for you, to come to your support, apart from the All-Merciful? The kafirun are only living in delusion.
Who is there who could provide for you if He withholds His provision? Yet still they obstinately persist in insolence and evasion.
Who is better guided: he who goes grovelling on his face or he who walks upright on a straight path?
Say: ´It is He who brought you into being and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show!´
Say: ´It is He who scattered you about the earth and you will be gathered to Him.´
They say, ´When will this promise come about if you are telling the truth?´
Say: ´The knowledge is with Allah alone and I am only a clear warner.´
When they see it right up close, the faces of those who are kafir will be appalled and they will be told, ´This is what you were calling for.´
Say: ´What do you think? If Allah destroys me and those with me, or if He has mercy on us, who can shelter the kafirun from a painful punishment?´
Say: ´He is the All-Merciful. We have iman in Him and trust in Him. You will soon know who is clearly misguided.´
Say: ´What do you think? If, one morning, your water disappears into the earth who will bring you running water?´
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