37 As-Saffat | Those Who Set The Ranks

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    By the arrangers in ranks.

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    By the forces that repel.

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    By the memory which follows.

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    Your god is indeed One.

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    The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and what lies between them, and Lord of the easts.

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    We have adorned the lowest heaven with the decoration of planets.

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    To guard against every rebellious devil.

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    They cannot listen to the command up high; and they are bombarded from every side.

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    Outcasts; they will have an eternal retribution.

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    Any of them who snatches something away, he is pursued by a piercing flame.

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    So ask them: "Are they the more powerful creation, or the others We created?" We have created them out of sticky clay.

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    While you were awed, they simply mocked.

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    When they are reminded, they do not care.

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    When they see a sign, they make fun of it.

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    They said, "This is nothing but evident magic!"

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    "Can it be that after we die and become dust and bones, that we are resurrected?"

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    "What about our fathers of old?"

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    Say, "Yes, and then you will be humiliated."

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    All it takes is one sound, then they will be staring.

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    They said, "Woe to us, this is the day of Judgment!"

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    This is the day of decisiveness that you used to deny.

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    Gather the transgressors, their mates, and all they served,

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    Beside God, and guide them to the path of hell.

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    Let them stand and be questioned:

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    "Why do you not support one another?"

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    No, for today they have totally given up.

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    Some of them came to each other, questioning.

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    They said, "You used to entice us from the right side."

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    They replied: "No, it was you who were not those who acknowledge."

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    "We never had any power over you, but you were a wicked people."

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    "So our Lord's decree is now upon us, that we will suffer."

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    "We misled you, because we were astray."

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    Then, on that day they will all share in the retribution.

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    This is how We deal with the criminals.

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    When it was said to them: "There is no god except God," they would be arrogant.

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    They would say, "Shall we leave our gods because of a crazy poet?"

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    No, he has come with the truth and he has confirmed the messengers.

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    You will taste the greatest of retribution.

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    You are only recompensed for what you have done.

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    Except for God's servants who are dedicated.

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    For them will be known provisions.

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    Fruits, and they will be honored.

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    In the gardens of bliss.

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    On furnishings which are opposite one another.

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    They will be served with cups of pure drinks.

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    Clear and tasty for the drinkers.

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    There is no bitterness therein, nor will they tire from it.

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    With them are attendants with wide eyes and a splendid look.

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    They are like fragile eggs.

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    So then they approached one another, questioning.

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    One of them said, "I used to have a friend."

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    "Who used to say, "Are you among those who acknowledge this?"

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    "That if we die and turn into dust and bones, that we would be called to account?"

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    He said, "Can anyone find him?"

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    So when he looked, he saw him in the midst of hell.

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    He said, "By God, you nearly ruined me!"

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    "Had it not been for my Lord's blessing, I would have been with you."

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    "Are we then not going to die,"

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    "Except for our first death, and we will not be punished?"

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    Such is the greatest triumph.

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    For this let those who will work endeavor.

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    Is that a better destination, or the tree of bitterness?

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    We have made it a punishment for the transgressors.

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    It is a tree that grows in the midst of hell.

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    Its shoots are like the devils' heads.

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    They will eat from it, so that their bellies are filled up.

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    Then they will have with it a drink of boiling liquid.

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    Then they will be returned to hell.

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    They had found their parents astray.

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    So they too have hastened in their footsteps.

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    Most of the previous generations have strayed before them.

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    We had sent to them warners.

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    Thus note the consequences for those who were warned.

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    Except for God's servants who are dedicated.

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    Noah had called upon Us, for We are the best to respond.

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    We saved him and his family from the great disaster.

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    We made his progeny the one that remained.

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    We kept his history for those who came later.

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    Peace be upon Noah among the worlds.

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    It is such that We reward the righteous.

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    He is of Our acknowledging servants.

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    Then We drowned the others.

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    From among his descendants was Abraham.

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    For he came to his Lord with a pure heart.

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    When he said to his father and his people: "What are you serving?"

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    "Is it fabricated gods, instead of God, that you want?"

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    "What do you say of the Lord of the universes?"

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    Then he looked towards the stars.

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    He said, "I am sick of this!"

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    So they turned away from him and departed.

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    He then went to their idols and said, "Can you not eat?"

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    "What is the matter, you do not speak?"

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    So he then turned on them, striking with his hand.

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    Then they approached him outraged.

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    He said, "Do you serve what you carve?"

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    "While God has created you, and all that you make!"

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    They said, "Build for him a structure, and then throw him into its fire."

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    So they wanted to harm him, but We made them the losers.

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    He said, "I am going to my Lord; He will guide me."

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    "My Lord, grant me from among the righteous."

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    So We gave him good news of a compassionate child.

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    When he grew enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I am seeing in a dream that I am sacrificing you. What do you think?" He said, "O my father, do what you are commanded to do. You will find me, God willing, patient."

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    So when they both had peacefully surrendered, and he put his forehead down.

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    We called him: "O Abraham,"

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    "You have acknowledged the vision." It was such that We rewarded the righteous.

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    Surely, this was an exacting test.

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    We ransomed him with a great animal sacrifice.

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    We kept his history for those who came later.

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    Peace be upon Abraham.

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    It is thus that We reward the righteous.

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    He was of Our acknowledging servants.

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    We gave him the good news of the coming of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous.

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    We blessed him and Isaac. From among their progeny, some are righteous, and some are clearly wicked.

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    Indeed, We have given Our grace to Moses and Aaron.

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    We saved them and their people from the great disaster.

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    We supported them, so that they became the winners.

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    We gave both the clear book.

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    We guided them to the straight path.

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    We kept their history for those who came later.

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    Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.

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    We thus reward the righteous.

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    Both of them were among Our acknowledging servants.

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    And Elias was one of the messengers.

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    When he said to his people: "Would you not be righteous?"

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    "Would you call on Baal and forsake the best Creator?"

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    "God is your Lord, and the Lord of your fathers of old!"

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    But they denied him. Thus they were called to account.

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    Except for God's devoted servants.

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    We kept his history for those who came later.

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    Peace be upon the family of Elias.

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    We thus reward the righteous.

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    He was one of our acknowledging servants.

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    And Lot was one of the messengers.

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    When We saved him and all his family.

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    Except an old woman who remained.

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    Then, We destroyed the rest.

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    You pass by their ruins in the morning;

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    In the night. Do you not understand?

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    And Jonah was one of the messengers.

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    When he escaped to the charged ship.

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    He was guilty, so he became among the losers.

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    Thus a whale swallowed him, and he was the one to blame.

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    Had it not been that he was one of those who implored,

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    He would have stayed in its belly until the day of resurrection.

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    So We threw him on the shore while he was sick.

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    We caused seaweed to grow on him.

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    We sent him to a hundred thousand, or more.

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    They acknowledged, so We gave them enjoyment for a time.

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    So ask them: "Are the daughters for your Lord, while the sons are for them?"

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    Or did We create the controllers as females while they witnessed?

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    Indeed, it is out of their falsehood that they say,

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    "The son of God." They are liars.

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    Has He chosen the daughters over the sons?

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    What is wrong with you, how do you judge?

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    Will you not remember?

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    Or do you have a clear proof?

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    Bring forth your book, if you are truthful.

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    They invented a kinship between Him and the Jinn. But the Jinn know that they will be gathered.

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    God be glorified from what they describe.

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    Except for God's servants who are dedicated.

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    As for you and what you serve.

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    You cannot lead away from Him.

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    Except those who are destined to hell.

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    Every one of us has a destined place.

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    We are the ones who are in columns.

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    We are the ones that glorify.

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    They used to say,

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    "If only we had received a reminder from the previous generations,"

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    "We would have surely been God's loyal servants."

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    But they rejected it. They will come to know.

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    Our word had been decreed to Our servants who were sent.

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    That they would be made victorious.

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    That Our soldiers are the winners.

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    So turn away from them for awhile.

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    Observe them; for they will see.

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    Do they seek to hasten Our retribution?

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    Then, when it descends into their courtyard, evil will be the morning, for they have already been warned.

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    Turn away from them for awhile.

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    Observe; for they will see.

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    Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of greatness, for what they have described.

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    Peace be upon the messengers.

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    Praise be to God, Lord of the universes.