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Did you notice?
67:1  Blessed is He in whose hand is the sovereignty, and Who has power over everything
67:2  He who created death and life—to test you—as to which of you is better in conduct. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving
67:3  He who created seven heavens in layers. You see no discrepancy in the creation of the Compassionate. Look again. Can you see any cracks
67:4  Then look again, and again, and your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted
67:5  We have adorned the lower heaven with lanterns, and made them missiles against the devils; and We have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze
67:6  For those who reject their Lord, there is the torment of Hell. What an evil destination
67:7  When they are thrown into it, they will hear it roaring, as it seethes
67:8  It almost bursts with fury. Every time a batch is thrown into it, its keepers will ask them, 'Has no warner come to you?'
67:9  They will say, 'Yes, a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved, and said, 'God did not send down anything; you are very much mistaken.''
67:10  And they will say, 'Had we listened or reasoned, we would not have been among the inmates of the Blaze.'
67:11  So they will acknowledge their sins. So away with the inmates of the Blaze
67:12  As for those who fear their Lord in secret—for them is forgiveness and a great reward
67:13  Whether you keep your words secret, or declare them—He is Aware of the inner thoughts
67:14  Would He not know, He Who created? He is the Refined, the Expert
67:15  It is He who made the earth manageable for you, so travel its regions, and eat of His provisions. To Him is the Resurgence
67:16  Are you confident that the One in heaven will not cause the earth to collapse beneath you as it spins
67:17  Or are you confident that the One in Heaven will not unleash against you a violent storm? Then you will know what My warning is like
67:18  Those before them also denied the truth; and how was My disapproval
67:19  Have they not seen the birds above them, spreading their wings, and folding them? None holds them except the Compassionate. He is Perceiver of everything
67:20  Or who is this who is a force for you to protect you against the Compassionate? The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion
67:21  Or who is this that will provide for you, if He withholds His provision? Yet they persist in defiance and aversion
67:22  Is he who walks bent on his own design better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path
67:23  Say, 'It is He who produced you; and made for you the hearing, and the vision, and the organs. But rarely do you give thanks.'
67:24  Say, 'It is He who scattered you on earth, and to Him you will be rounded up.'
67:25  And they say, 'When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful?'
67:26  Say, 'Knowledge is with God, and I am only a clear warner.'
67:27  But when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn gloomy, and it will be said, 'This is what you used to call for.'
67:28  Say, 'Have you considered? Should God make me perish, and those with me; or else He bestows His mercy on us; who will protect the disbelievers from an agonizing torment?'
67:29  Say, 'He is the Compassionate. We have faith in Him, and in Him we trust. Soon you will know who is in evident error.'
67:30  Say, 'Have you considered? If your water drains away, who will bring you pure running water?'