7 Al-A'raf | The Elevated Place

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    A book that has been sent down to you, so let there not be any burden in your chest from it, that you may warn with it; and a reminder to those who acknowledge.

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    Follow what was sent down to you all from your Lord, and do not follow besides Him any supporters. Little do you remember!

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    How many a town have We destroyed; for Our punishment came to them while sleeping, or while resting.

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    Then their only saying when Our punishment came to them was: "We were wicked!"

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    We will ask those who received the message, and We will ask the messengers.

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    We will narrate to them with knowledge; We were not absent.

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    The scales on that day will be the truth. Whoever has heavy scales, these are the successful ones.

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    Whoever has light scales, these are the ones who lost themselves for they wrongfully treated Our signs.

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    We granted you dominion on earth, and made for you in it a habitat; little do you give thanks!

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    We created you, We shaped you, and then We said to the controllers: "Submit to Adam;" so they submitted except for Satan, he was not of those who submitted.

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    He said, "What has prevented you from submitting when I have ordered you?" He said, "I am better than him, You created me from fire and created him from clay!"

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    He said, "Descend from it, it is not for you to be arrogant here; depart, for you are disgraced."

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    He said, "Grant me respite until the day they are resurrected?"

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    He said, "You are granted respite."

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    He said, "For You having me sent astray, I will stalk for them on Your Straight Path."

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    "Then I will come to them from between their hands, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left; You will not find most of them to be appreciative."

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    He said, "Get out from this, you are despised and banished. As for those among them who follow you, I will fill hell with you all!"

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    "Adam, reside with your mate in the paradise, and eat from wherever you please; but do not approach this tree or you will be of the wicked."

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    But the devil whispered to them, to reveal their bodies which was hidden from them; and he said, "Your Lord did not forbid you from this tree except that you would become controllers, or you would be immortals."

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    He swore to them: "I am giving good advice."

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    So he misled them with deception; and when they tasted the tree, their bodies became apparent to them, and they rushed to cover themselves with the leaves of the paradise; and their Lord called to them: "Did I not forbid you from that tree, and tell you that the devil is your clear enemy?"

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    They said, "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves and if You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, then we will be of the losers!"

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    He said, "Descend as enemies to one another; on earth you will have residence and provisions until the appointed time."

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    He said, "In it you will live and in it you will die, and from it you will be brought forth."

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    O Children of Adam, We have sent down for you garments to cover your bodies, as well as ornaments; and the garment of awareness is the best. That is from God's signs, perhaps they will re-member.

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    O Children of Adam, do not let the devil afflict you as he evicted your parents from the paradise; removing from them their garments to show them their bodies. He and his tribe see you from where you do not see them. We have made the devils as allies for those who do not acknowledge.

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    When they commit evil acts, they say, "We found our fathers doing such, and God ordered us to it." Say, "God does not order evil! Do you say about God what you do not know?"

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    Say, "My Lord orders justice, and that you be devoted at every temple, and that you call on Him, while dedicating to Him in the system; as He initiated you, so you will return."

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    A group He has guided and a group has deserved misguidance; that is because they have taken the devils as allies besides God; and they think they are guided!

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    O Children of Adam, dress nicely at every temple, and eat and drink and do not indulge or waste; He does not like the indulgers and the prodigals.

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    Say, "Who has forbidden the nice things that God has brought forth for His servants and the good provisions?" Say, "They are in this worldly life for those who acknowledge, and they will be exclusive for them on the day of Resurrection" We thus explain the signs for those who know.

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    Say, "My Lord has forbidden all lewd action, what is obvious from them and what is subtle, and sin, aggression without cause, your setting up partners with God that were never authorized by Him, and saying about God what you do not know."

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    For every nation will be an allotted time; when their time is reached, they will not delay by one moment nor advance it.

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    O Children of Adam, when messengers come to you from amongst yourselves and narrate My signs to you; then for those who are aware, and reform, there will be no fear over them nor will they grieve.

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    As for those who reject Our signs, and become arrogant towards them; then these are the dwellers of the fire, in it they will abide"

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    Who is more wicked than one who invents lies about God, or denies His signs? These will receive their recompense from the book; so that when Our messen-gers come to take them, they will say, "Where are those whom you used to call on besides God?" they said, "They have abandoned us!" and they bore witness upon themselves that they were ingrates.

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    He said, "Enter with the multitude of nations before you from humans and Jinn to the fire!" Every time a nation entered, it cursed its sister nation, until they are all gathered inside it; then the last of them says to the first: "Our Lord, these are the ones who have misguided us, so give them double the retribution of the fire!" He replied: "Each will receive double, but you do not know."

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    The first of them said to the last: "You have no preference over us, so taste the retribution for what you earned!"

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    Those who have denied Our signs, and reacted to them with arrogance, the gates of the sky will not open for them, nor will they enter paradise until the camel passes through the eye of a needle. It is such that We recompense the criminals.

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    They will have hell as an abode, and from above them will be barriers. It is thus We recompense the wicked.

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    As for those who acknowledge and do good; We do not burden a person beyond its capacity; those are the dwellers of paradise, in it they will abide.

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    We removed what was in their chests of jealousy and hidden enmity; rivers will flow beneath them; and they will say, "Praise be to God who has guided us to this, and we would not have been guided unless God guided us. The messengers of our Lord had come with truth." It will be announced to them: "This is paradise; you have inherited it for what you have done."

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    The companions of paradise called the dwellers of the fire: "We have found what our Lord promised us to be true; did you find what your Lord promised to be true?" They said, "Indeed!" Then a caller announced between them: "God's curse is on the wicked."

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    "The ones who hinder from the path of God, and seek to distort it, are the rejecters of the Hereafter."

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    A barrier separates them. At the identification station there are people who recognize others by their features. They called out to the dwellers of paradise: "Peace be upon you!" They have not yet entered it, but they are hoping.

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    When their eyes are turned towards the dwellers of the fire, they say, "Our Lord, do not make us with the wicked people!"

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    When their eyes are turned towards the dwellers of the fire, they say, "Our Lord, do not make us with the wicked people!"Those attending the identification station called on men they recognized by their features, they said, "What good did your large number do for you, or what you were arrogant for?"

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    "Weren't these the ones whom you swore God would not grant them of His mercy? "Enter paradise, there is no fear for you nor will you grieve."

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    The dwellers of the fire called on the dwellers of paradise: "Give us some wa-ter, or what God has provided for you?" They said, "God has forbidden it for the ingrates."

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    The ones who took their system as diversion and games, and were preoccupied with this worldly life. Today we ignore them as they ignored their meeting on this day, and they denied Our signs.

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    We have brought them a book which We have detailed with knowledge; a guide and a mercy to those who acknowledge.

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    Are they waiting for its fulfillment? On the day which its fulfillment happens, those who previously forgot it will say, "Our Lord's messengers have come with truth! Are there any intercessors to intercede for us? Or could we be returned so that we may act differently than what we did?" They have lost themselves and what they have invented has abandoned them.

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    Your Lord is God who created the heavens and earth in six days, and then He established the authority. The night covers the day, which seeks it continually; and the sun and the moon and the stars are all subjected to His law; to Him is the creation and the law. Glory be to God, the Lord of the universes.

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    Call on your Lord openly and in secret. He does not like the aggressors.

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    Do not corrupt the earth after it has been reformed; and call on Him out of fear and want. God's mercy is near to the righteous.

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    He is the One who sends the winds to be dispersed between His hands of mercy; so when it carries a heavy cloud, We drive it to a dead town, and We send down the water with it and We bring forth fruits of all kind. Thus We will bring out the dead, perhaps you may remember.

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    As for the good town, its plants are produced by its Lord's permission, while the inferior land does not produce except very little. It is such that We cite the signs for a people who are thankful.

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    We have sent Noah to his people, so he said, "My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him. I fear for you the retribution of a great day!"

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    The leaders from his people said, "We see that you are clearly misguided."

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    He said, "My people, I am not misguided, but I am a messenger from the Lord of the universes."

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    "I deliver to you my Lord's messages, I advise you, and I know from God what you do not know."

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    "Are you surprised that a reminder has come to you from your Lord through a man from amongst you to warn you so that you become aware, and that you may receive mercy?"

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    They denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and We drowned those who denied Our signs; they were a blind people.

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    To Aad We sent their brother Hud, he said, "My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him. Will you not be aware?"

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    The leaders who rejected from among his people said, "We see you in foolishness, and we think you are one of the liars"

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    He said, "My people, there is no foolishness in me, but I am a messenger from the Lord of the universes."

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    "To deliver to you my Lord's messages, and to you I am a trustworthy advisor."

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    "Are you surprised that a reminder has come to you from your Lord through a man from amongst you to warn you? Recall that he made you successors after the people of Noah, and He increased you in status. So recall God's blessings that you may succeed."

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    They said, "Have you come to us to serve God alone and abandon what our fathers had served? Bring us what you promise if you are of the truthful ones!"

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    He said, "An affliction and wrath shall befall you from your Lord. Do you argue with me over names which you and your fathers have created with no authority being sent down by God? Wait then, and I will wait with you."

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    We saved him and those with him by a mercy from Us, and We destroyed the remnant of those who rejected Our signs and did not acknowledge.

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    To Thamud, We sent their brother Saleh, he said, "My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him; proof has come to you from your Lord. This is God's camel, in her you have a sign, so leave her to eat in God's land, and do not harm her, else a painful retribution will take you."

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    "Recall that He made you successors after Aad, and He established you in the land so that you make palaces on its plains, and you carve homes in the mountains. So recall God's grace, and do not roam the earth as corrupters."

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    The leaders who were arrogant from among his people said to those who had acknowledged among the powerless: "How do you know that Saleh was sent from his Lord?" They said, "We acknowledge the message he has been sent with."

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    Those who were arrogant said, "We reject what you acknowledge!"

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    They thus killed the camel and defied their Lord's command, and they said, "O Saleh, bring us what you promised us if you are of the messengers!"

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    The earthquake took them, so they fell motionless in their homes.

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    Thus he turned away from them, and said, "My people, I had delivered to you the message of my Lord and advised you; but you do not like the advisers."

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    And Lot, when he said to his people: "Do you commit lewdness to an extend that none in the worlds had surpassed you?"

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    "You come to men with desire instead of women; you are a transgressing people."

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    The only response of his people was, "Drive them out of your town; they are a people who wish to be pure!"

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    We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who lagged behind.

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    We showered them with a shower, so see what the punishment for the criminals was.

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    To Midian, their brother Shuayb, he said, "My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him. Proof has come to you from your Lord, so give full weight and measure, and do not hold back from the people what belongs to them, and do not make mischief on the earth after it has been reformed. That is better for you if you acknowledge."

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    "Do not stand on every road to threaten and repel from the path of God those who acknowledged Him, by attempting to distort it. Recall that you were few and He multiplied you; and see what the retribution of the troublemakers is."

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    "If a group of you acknowledges what I have been sent with, and another group rejects, then wait until God judges between us. He is the best of judges."

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    The leaders who became arrogant from among his people said, "We will evict you Shuayb, along with those who acknowledged, or else you will return to our creed!" He said, "Even though we detest?"

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    "We would then be inventing lies about God if we return to your creed after God had saved us from it; and we would not return to it except if God our Lord wishes. Our Lord encompasses everything with knowledge. In God we put our trust. Our Lord, separate between us and between our people with truth, you are the best separator."

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    The leaders who rejected from among his people said, "If you follow Shuayb, then you are losers."

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    The earthquake took them, thus they fell motionless in their homes.

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    Those who denied Shuayb, it is as if they never prospered therein. Those who denied Shuayb, they were the losers.

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    Thus he turned away from them, and said, "My people, I had delivered to you the messages of my Lord and advised you. How can I feel sorry over a rejecting people?"

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    Whenever We sent a prophet to any town, We would afflict its people with hardship and adversity so that they may implore.

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    Then We replaced the bad with the good until they had plenty and they said, "Our fathers were the ones afflicted by hardship, and adversity." We then take them suddenly, while they do not perceive.

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    If the people of the towns had only acknowledged and been aware, then We would have opened for them blessings from the sky and the land; but they denied, so We took them for what they used to earn.

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    Are the people of the towns sure that Our punishment will not come to them at night while they are sleeping?

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    Or are the people of the towns sure that Our punishment will not come to them during the late morning while they are playing?

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    Have they become sure about God's scheming? None feels secure about God's scheming except the losing people.

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    Is it not clear for those who inherited the land after the previous societies, that if We wished, We could have punished them imme-diately for their sins and We could have stamped on their hearts, so they would not hear.

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    These are the towns whose stories We relate to you; their messengers had come to them with proofs, but they would not acknowledge what they had denied before. It is such that God stamps on the hearts of the ingrates.

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    We did not find most of them up to their pledge, rather, We found most of them corrupt.

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    Then after them We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his entourage. But they treated them with prejudice, so see what the end of the corrupters is.

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    Moses said, "O Pharaoh, I am a messenger from the Lord of the universes..

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    "It is not proper for me to say about God except the truth; I have come to you with proof from your Lord. So send with me the Children of Israel."

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    He said, "If you have come with a sign then bring it, if you are of the truthful?"

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    He threw down his staff and there it was an obvious serpent.

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    He drew out his hand, and it became pure white for the spectators.

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    The commanders among the people of Pharaoh said, "This is a knowledgeable magician!"

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    "He wishes to drive you out of your land; what do you recommend?"

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    They said, "Delay him and his brother, and send gatherers to the cities."

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    "They will come to you with every knowledgeable magician."

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    The magicians came to Pharaoh and said, "There should be a reward for us if we are the victors."

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    He said, "Yes, and you will be made close to me."

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    They said, "O Moses, either you cast, or shall we cast?"

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    He said, "You cast." So when they cast, they deceived the people's eyes, intimidated them, and they produced a great magic.

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    We inspired Moses: "Throw down your staff;" and soon it was swallowing what they had invented.

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    Thus the truth was confirmed, and what they were doing was falsified.

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    They were thus defeated there, and they turned in disgrace.

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    The magicians fell down prostrating.

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    They said, "We acknowledge the Lord of the universes."

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    "The Lord of Moses and Aaron."

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    Pharaoh said, "Did you acknowledge him before I have given you permission? This is surely some scheme which you have schemed in the city to drive its people out; but soon you shall know."

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    "I will cut off your hands and feet from alternate sides; then I will crucify you all."

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    They said, "To our Lord shall we return."

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    "You are only seeking revenge on us because we acknowledged our Lord's signs when they came to us. Our Lord, grant us patience and let us die having peacefully surrendered."

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    The leaders among the people of Pharaoh said, "Will you let Moses and his people corrupt the land, and abandon you and your gods?" He said, "We will kill their children and shame their women; we will be supreme over them."

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    Moses said to his people: "Seek help with God, and be patient; for the land is God's. He will inherit it to whom He pleases of His servants; and the victory belongs to the righteous."

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    They said, "We were being harmed before you came to us and since you have come to us." He said, "Perhaps your Lord will destroy your enemy, and make you successors in the land, so He sees how you behave."

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    We then afflicted the people of Pharaoh with years of drought, a shortage in crops, so that they might take heed.

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    When any good comes to them, they say, "This is ours," and when any bad afflicts them, they blame it on Moses and those with him. Their blame is with God, but most of them do not know.We then afflicted the people of Pharaoh with years of drought, a shortage in crops, so that they might take heed.

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    They said, "No matter what you bring us of a sign to bewitch us with, we will never acknowledge you."

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    So We sent them the flood, the locust, the lice, the frogs, and the blood; all detailed signs; but they turned arrogant, they were a criminal people.

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    When the plague befell them, they said, "O Moses, call on your Lord for what pledge He gave you. If you remove this plague from us, then we will acknowledge you and we will send with you the Children of Israel."

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    So when We removed from them the plague until a future time; they broke their pledge.

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    For their denial and disregard of Our signs, We thus inflicted them with punishment by drowning them in the sea,

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    We let the people who were oppressed inherit the east and the west of the land which We have blessed, and good word of your Lord was completed towards the Children of Israel. For they were patient, and We destroyed what Pharaoh and his people were doing, and what they contrived.

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    We let the Children of Israel cross the sea, then they passed by a people who were devoted to idols they had. They said, "O Moses, make for us a god like the gods they have." He said, "You are an ignorant people!"

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    "These people are ruined for what they are in, and worthless is what they do."

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    He said, "Shall I seek other than God as a god for you when He has preferred you over the worlds?"

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    When We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, who were afflicting you with the worst punishment, killing your children and shaming your women; and in that was a great trial from your Lord.

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    We appointed for Moses thirty nights and completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was completed at forty nights. Moses said to his brother Aaron: "Be my successor with my people and reform, and do not follow the path of the corrupters."

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    So when Moses came to Our appointed time, and his Lord spoke to him, he said, "My Lord, let me look upon you." He said, "You will not see Me, but look upon the mountain, if it stays in its place then you will see Me." So, when his Lord manifested Himself to the mountain, He caused it to crumble; thus Moses fell unconscious. When he recovered, he said, "Glory be to You, I repent to You and I am the first of those who acknowledge."

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    He said, "O Moses, I have chosen you over people with My message and My words; so take what I have given you and be of the thankful."

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    We wrote for him on the tablets from everything a lesson, and detailing all things. You shall uphold them firmly and order your people to take the best from it. I will show you the abode of the corrupt.

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    I will divert from My signs those who are arrogant on earth unjustly, and if they see every sign they do not acknowledge it, and if they see the path of guidance they do not take it as a path; and if they see the path of straying, they take it as a path. That is because they have denied Our signs and were heedless of them.

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    Those who deny Our signs and the meeting of the Hereafter, their work has collapsed. Will they not be rewarded except for what they used to do?

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    The people of Moses, in his absence, made from their ornaments the statue of a calf which had a sound. Did they not see that it could not speak to them, nor guide them to any way. They took it and turned wicked.

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    When they were smitten with remorse and they saw that they had gone astray, they said, "If our Lord will not have mercy on us and forgive us, then we will be of the losers!"

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    When Moses returned to his people, angry and grieved, he said, "Miserable is what you have done after me; do you wish to hasten the action of your Lord?" He cast down the tablets, and took his brother by his head dragging him towards him. He said, "Son of my mother, the people overpowered me and nearly killed me, so do not make the enemies rejoice over me, and do not make me with the wicked people."

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    He said, "My Lord, forgive me and my brother, and admit us in your mercy; you are the most Compassionate of the compassionate."

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    Those who took up the calf will be dealt with a wrath from their Lord and a hu-miliation in this worldly life. We thus punish the fabricators.

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    As for those who commit sin but then repent afterwards and acknowledge; your Lord afterward is Forgiving, Compassionate.

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    When the anger subsided from Moses, he took the tablets; and in its inscription was a guidance and mercy for those who revere their Lord.

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    Moses selected from his people seventy men for Our appointed time; so when the quake seized them, he said, "My Lord, if You wished You could have destroyed them before this, and me as well. Will you destroy us for what the foolish amongst us have done? It is all Your test, You misguide with it whom You please and You guide with it whom You please. You are our supporter, so forgive us and have mercy on us; You are the best forgiver."

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    "Decree for us good in this world, and in the Hereafter; we have been guided to-wards You." He said, "I will afflict with My punishment whom I chose, but My mercy encompasses all things. I will thus decree it for those who are aware and contribute towards betterment, and those who acknowledge Our signs."*

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    "Those who follow the gentile prophet whom they find written for them in the Torah and the Injeel; he orders them to goodness, deters them from evil, he makes lawful for them the good things, he forbids for them the evil, and he removes their burden and the shackles imposed upon them. So those who ac-knowledged him, honored him, supported him, and followed the light that was sent down with him; these are the successful."

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    Say, "O people, I am God's messenger to you all. The One who has the sovereignty of heavens and earth, there is no god but He; He gives life and causes death." So acknowledge God and His gentile prophet, who acknowledges God and His words; and follow him that you may be guided.

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    Among the people of Moses are a nation who guide with truth and with it they become just.

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    We separated them into twelve tribes as nations; and We inspired Moses when his people wanted to drink: "Strike the rock with your staff," thus twelve springs burst forth. Every group knew where from to drink. We shaded them with clouds and We sent down to them manna and quail: "Eat from the good things that We have provided for you." They did not wrong Us, but it was themselves that they wronged.

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    When they were told: "Reside in this town and eat from it as you please, talk amicably and enter the passage by prostrating, We will then forgive for you your wrong doings. We will increase for the good doers."

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    Those who were wicked amongst them altered what was said to them with some-thing different; so We sent to them a pestilence from the sky because they were wicked.

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    Ask them about the town which was by the sea, after they had transgressed the Sabbath; their fish would come to them openly on the day of their Sabbath, and when they were not in Sabbath, they would not come to them! It is such that We afflicted them for what they corrupted.

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    A nation from amongst them said, "Why do you preach to a people whom God will destroy or punish a painful retribution?" They said, "To fulfill our duty to your Lord, and perhaps they may be-come aware."

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    So when they forgot what they were reminded of, We saved those who desisted from evil, and We took those who transgressed with a grievous retribution for what they were corrupting.

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    When they persisted in what they had been forbidden from, We said to them: "Be despicable apes!"

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    Furthermore, your Lord declared that He will rise against them people who would inflict severe persecution on them, until the day of Resurrection. Your Lord is quick to punish, and He is Forgiving, Compassionate.

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    We divided them through the land as nations. From them are the reformed, and from them are other than that. We tested them with good things and bad, perhaps they will return.

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    A generation came after them who inherited the book, but they indulged in the petty materials of this world by saying, "It will be forgiven for us." They continued choosing materials, whenever they were given a chance. Did they not make a covenant to uphold the book that they would only say the truth about God? They studied what was in it; but the abode of the Hereafter is better for those who are aware. Do you not reason?

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    As for those who adhere to the book, and they hold the contact prayer; We will not waste the reward of the reformers.

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    When We raised the mountain above them as if it were a cloud, and they thought it would fall on them: "Take what We have given you with strength and remember what is in it that you may be aware."

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    When your Lord took from the children of Adam from their backs, their progeny; and He made them witness over themselves: "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we bear witness." Thus you cannot say on the day of Resurrection that you were unaware of this.

  • 7:173

    Nor can you say, "It was our fathers who set up partners before and we were simply a progeny who came after them. Would You destroy us for what the innovators did?"

  • 7:174

    We thus explain the signs, perhaps they will return.

  • 7:175

    Relate to them the news of the person whom We gave him Our signs, but he withdrew from them, and thus the devil followed him, and He became of those who went astray.

  • 7:176

    Had We willed, We could have elevated him by it, but he stuck to the earth and he followed his wishful thinking. His example is like the dog; if you scold him he pants, and if you leave him he pants; such is the example of the people who deny Our signs. Relate the stories, perhaps they will think.

  • 7:177

    Miserable is the example of the people who denied Our signs, and it was themselves that they had wronged.

  • 7:178

    Whoever God guides, then he is the guided one; and whoever He misguides, then these are the losers.

  • 7:179

    We have committed to hell many Jinns and humans. They have hearts, yet they do not comprehend; they have eyes yet they do not see; they have ears yet they do not hear. They are like cattle; no, they are even more astray. These are the heedless ones.

  • 7:180

    To God belong the beautiful names, so call Him by them; and disregard those who blaspheme in His names. They will be punished for what they used to do.

  • 7:181

    From among those We created is a community who guides with truth, and with it they establish justice.

  • 7:182

    As for those who deny Our signs, We will gradually lead them from where they do not know.

  • 7:183

    I will respite them, for My scheming is formidable.

  • 7:184

    Do they not reflect that their companion is not crazy; but he is a clear warner.

  • 7:185

    Do they not look at the dominion of heavens and earth, and all that God has created, and perhaps their time is drawing near? Which hadith after this one will they acknowledge?

  • 7:186

    Whoever God misguides, then there is none to guide him; and He leaves them blundering in their transgression.

  • 7:187

    They ask you regarding the moment: "When will be its time?" Say, "Its knowledge is with my Lord, none can reveal its time except Him. It is heavy through the heavens and the earth; it will not come to you except suddenly." They ask you, as if you are too curious about it! Say, "Its knowledge is with God, but most people do not know."

  • 7:188

    Say, "I do not possess for myself any benefit or harm, except what God wills. If I could know the future, then I would have increased my good fortune, and no harm would have come to me. I am but a warner and a bearer of good news to a people who acknowledge."

  • 7:189

    He is the One who created you from one person, and He made from it its mate to attain tranquility. When he covered her, she became pregnant with a light load, and she continued with it. When it became heavy, they called on God, their Lord: "If You give us a healthy child, then we will be among the thankful."

  • 7:190

    But when He gave them a healthy child, they made partners with Him in what He had given them. God be exalted above what they set up as partners.

  • 7:191

    Do they set up those who do not create anything, while they are created?

  • 7:192

    They cannot help them, nor can they help themselves?

  • 7:193

    If you invite them to the guidance they will not follow you. It is the same whether you invite them or simply remain silent.

  • 7:194

    Those whom you call on besides God are servants like you; so let them answer for you if you are truthful.

  • 7:195

    Do they have feet to walk with? Or do they have hands to strike with? Or do they have eyes to see with? Or do they have ears to hear with? Say, "Call on your partners, then scheme against me with no respite."

  • 7:196

    "My supporter is God who sent down the book; and He takes care of the good-doers."

  • 7:197

    As for those whom you call on beside Him, they cannot help you, nor can they help themselves.

  • 7:198

    If you invite them to the guidance, they do not listen; you see them looking at you, while they do not see.

  • 7:199

    You shall resort to pardoning, and advocate recognition, and turn away from the ignorant ones.

  • 7:200

    If a provocation from the devil incites you, then seek refuge with God. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

  • 7:201

    Those who are aware, when a visit from the devil touches them, they remember; soon they are seers.

  • 7:202

    But their brethren plunge them into error; they do not cease.

  • 7:203

    Since you do not bring them a sign, they say, "If only you had brought one." Say, "I only follow what is inspired to me from my Lord. These are enlightenments from your Lord, a guide and a mercy to a people who acknowledge."

  • 7:204

    If the Quran is being recited, then listen to it and pay attention, so that you may receive mercy.

  • 7:205

    Remember your Lord in yourself out of humility and fear, and without being loud during the morning and the evening. Do not be of the heedless ones.

  • 7:206

    Those who are at your Lord, they are never too proud to serve Him, and they glorify Him, and to Him they pros-trate.