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Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the book, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth but most people do not believe.
Allah is who raised the heavens without visible support, then He rose to the throne and subjugated the sun and the moon, each floats for a fixed term, He manages all affairs, He explains the signs so that you would be certain about meeting your Lord.
And He is who expanded the earth and placed on it stabilisers and rivers and placed pairs of every fruit on it; He makes the night cover the day, indeed in this are signs for people who reflect.
And on earth there are continuous sections and gardens of grapes and grain and palms, with and without clusters, which are fed from the same water, and We made some taste better than others. In that are signs for people who understand.
And if you are astonished, then astonishing is their saying: when we are dust, shall we be in a new creation? Those are the ones who reject their Lord and those are the ones with cuffs around their necks and those are the inmates of the fire where they will remain.
And they ask you to hasten the bad before the good, and examples have gone before them, and your Lord is full of forgiveness to people in spite of their wrongdoing, and your Lord is severe in punishment.
And those who reject (the truth) say: why has not a sign been sent to him from his Lord? But you are only a warner, and for every people is a guide.
Allah knows what every female carries and what the wombs retain less or longer, and everything is measured with Him.
The One who knows of the unseen and the apparent, the great and elevated.
It makes no difference whether any of you keeps his speech secret or proclaims it and whether he hides at night or is visible in the day.
He is accompanied ahead of him and behind him by those who guard him by the command of Allah, for Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition, and if Allah wants harm for people, then it cannot be averted, and they have no protection besides Him.
He is who shows you the lightning in fear and hope and makes the heavy clouds grow.
And the thunder glorifies His praise and the angels out of fear of Him, and He strikes down with it whom He pleases, yet they argue about Allah and He is severe in response.
He has the right to be called, and those whom they call besides Him do not answer them any more than someone who stretches out his hands to the water will thereby make it reach his mouth, and the calling of those who reject (the truth) is only in error.
And to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and on earth obediently and reluctantly as well as their shadow in the mornings and afternoons.
Say: who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth? Say: Allah. Say: So do you take protectors besides Him who have no power to benefit or harm themselves? Say: Are the blind and the sighted alike or are the darkness and the light alike? Or do they assign to Allah associates who created like His creation so that the creation looks similar to them? Say: Allah is the creator of everything and He is the one and dominant.
He sends water down from the sky and its force makes it flow through channels, then the torrent carries a foam on top, and of what they melt in the fire to fashion into jewellery or utensils there is a similar foam, this is how Allah points out truth and falsehood. So as for the foam, it is carried away as useless, and as for what benefits people, it remains on the ground; this is how Allah coins examples.
For those who respond to their Lord is good, and those who do not respond to Him, even if they had all that is on earth and the like again, they would give it up. For those is a bad reckoning and their abode is hell, a bad place to be.
Is then the one who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth like the one who is blind? Only those with understanding remember.
Those who uphold their agreement with Allah and do not break their promise.
And those who keep together what Allah commanded to keep together and fear their Lord and are afraid of a bad reckoning.
And those who are patient seeking the presence of Allah and keep up prayer and spend of what We have provided them with secretly and openly and repel a bad deed with a good one, for those is the final abode.
The gardens of Eden which they and whoever of their parents and partners and children who were righteous will enter, and the angels will enter upon them from every gate.
Peace be with you on account of your patience, so blessed is the final abode.
And those who break their agreement with Allah after it has been entered into and who cut off what Allah commanded to be kept together and who cause corruption on earth - those will be cursed and theirs is a bad abode.
Allah expands the provision for whom He pleases and tightens it, and they rejoice in the life of this world, yet the life of this world is only a short provision compared to the hereafter.
And those who reject (the truth) say: why has not a sign been sent down to him from his Lord? Say: Allah lets go astray whom He pleases and guides to Him who turns (to Him).
Those who believe and their hearts find reassurance in the remembrance of Allah, for in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find reassurance.
Those who believe and do good work, for them are delights and a good return.
This is how We sent you to a community which was preceded by other communities to recite to them that which We revealed to you, yet they reject the Merciful. Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but Him, on Him I rely and to Him I repent.
And even if it were a Qur´an by which the mountains were moved or the earth was cut up or the dead would speak - but all affairs belong to Allah. Do not the believers know that if Allah willed He could have guided all of mankind? But those who reject (the truth) will continue to be afflicted by misfortune on account of what they have produced or it will get close to them until Allah´s promise comes, for Allah does not break His promise.
And messengers before you were made fun of, so I gave those who reject (the truth) some time, then I overtook them, and how was My punishment!
So who maintains every soul in line with what it has earned? And they assign to Allah associates. Say: name them! Or will you inform Him of what He does not know on earth, or is it just talk? But their scheming and diversion from the way of Allah appeals to those who reject (the truth), and when Allah lets somebody go astray, there is no guide for him.
Theirs is a punishment in this world, and the punishment of the hereafter is even heavier and they have no defence against Allah.
The likeness of the garden (of paradise) promised to those who beware (of Allah): rivers flow through it, its food and shade are permanent. This is the outcome for those who beware, and the outcome for those who reject (the truth) is the fire.
And those whom We have given the book rejoice in what Allah has revealed to you. And of the allies are those who dislike some of it. Say: I have been commanded to serve Allah and not to associate anyone with Him. I call on Him and repent to Him.
And this is how We revealed to you wisdom in Arabic, and if you were to follow their desires after the knowledge you have received, you would have neither protector nor defence against Allah.
And We sent messengers before you and gave them wives and children, and no messenger was able to bring a sign except by permission of Allah. Everything is ordained in time.
Allah obliterates or confirms what He wills, and with Us is the original book.
And whether We show you some of what We have promised them or take you away, your duty is the delivery (of the message) and Ours the reckoning.
Do they not consider how We reduce the earth from its ends? And Allah judges, there is no appeal against His judgement, and He is swift in counting.
And those before them already schemed, and with Allah is all their scheming, He knows what every soul earns, and those who reject (the truth) will know for whom the final outcome is.
And those who reject (the truth) say: you are no messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you as well as those who have knowledge of the book.
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