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67:1  Exalted is He who holds all control in His hands; who has power over all things
67:2  who created death and life to test you [people] and reveal which of you does best––He is the Mighty, the Forgiving
67:3  who created the seven heavens, one above the other. You will not see any flaw in what the Lord of Mercy creates. Look again! Can you see any flaw
67:4  Look again! And again! Your sight will turn back to you, weak and defeated
67:5  We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps and made them [missiles] for stoning devils for whom We have also prepared the torment of a blazing fire
67:6  For those who defy their Lord We have prepared the torment of Hell: an evil destination
67:7  They will hear it drawing in its breath when they are thrown in. It blazes forth
67:8  almost bursting with rage. Its keepers will ask every group that is thrown in, ‘Did no one come to warn you?’
67:9  They will reply, ‘Yes, a warner did come to us, but we did not believe him. We said, “God has revealed nothing: you are greatly misguided”.&rsquo
67:10  They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned, we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,’ an
67:11  they will confess their sins. Away with the inhabitants of the blazing fire
67:12  But there is forgiveness and a great reward for those who fear their Lord though they cannot see Him
67:13  Whether you keep your words secret or state them openly, He knows the contents of every heart
67:14  How could He who created not know His own creation, when He is the Most Subtle, the All Aware
67:15  It is He who has made the earth manageable for you––travel its regions; eat His provision- and to Him you will be resurrected
67:16  Are you sure that He who is in Heaven will not make the earth swallow you up with a violent shudder
67:17  Are you sure that He who is in Heaven will not send a whirlwind to pelt you with stones? You will come to know what My warning means
67:18  Those who went before them also disbelieved- how terrible was My condemnation
67:19  Do they not see the birds above them spreading and closing their wings? It is only the Lord of Mercy who holds them up: He watches over everything
67:20  What force can help you if the Lord of Mercy does not? The disbelievers are truly deluded
67:21  Who can provide for you if He withholds His provision? Yet they persist in their insolence and their avoidance of the Truth
67:22  Who is better guided: someone who falls on his face, or someone who walks steadily on a straight path
67:23  Say [Prophet], ‘It is He who brought you into being, He who endowed you with hearing, sight, and understanding- what small thanks you give!’
67:24  Say, ‘It is He who scattered you throughout the earth, He to whom you will be gathered.’
67:25  They say, ‘If what you say is true, when will this promise be fulfilled?’
67:26  Say, ‘God alone has knowledge of this: my only duty is to give clear warning.’
67:27  When they see it close at hand, the disbelievers’ faces will be gloomy, and it will be said, ‘This is what you were calling for.’
67:28  Say, ‘Just think- regardless of whether God destroys me and my followers or has mercy on us- who will protect the disbelievers from an agonizing torment?’
67:29  Say, ‘He is the Lord of Mercy; we believe in Him; we put our trust in Him. You will come to know in time who is in obvious error.’
67:30  Say, ‘Just think: if all your water were to sink deep into the earth who could give you flowing water in its place?’