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A book revealed to you, not so you feel distressed on account of it, but to warn with it and a reminder for the believers.
Follow that which has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow allies besides Him, little do you take heed.
And how many towns have We destroyed when Our adversity reached them at night or whilst they rest in the day.
Then their only call, when Our adversity reached them, was to say: we were wrongdoers.
Then We shall question those who were sent to, and We shall question the messengers.
Then We shall tell them with knowledge, and We were not absent.
And the weight shall be true that day, so whose weight is heavy, those will be successful.
And whose weight is light, those will have lost themselves by doing wrong against Our signs.
And already have We established you on earth and given you a livelihood on it, little thanks do you give.
And We created you, then shaped you, then said to the angels: prostrate to Adam, and they prostrated except Iblis (the devil) who was not amongst those prostrating.
He said: what prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you? He said: I am better than him, You created me from fire and created him from clay.
He said: get down from here, you have no right to be arrogant here, so get out, you are from amongst those humiliated.
He said: give me time till the day when they are resurrected.
He said: you are given time.
He said: because You let me go astray, I shall discourage them from Your straight path.
Then I shall come to them from in front and from behind and from their right and from their left, and You will find most of them ungrateful.
He said: get out of here rebuked and rejected, whoever of them follows you, I will fill hell with you altogether.
And oh Adam, live with your wife in the garden, and eat from anywhere as you please, but do not approach this tree, because then you would be wrongdoers.
Then the devil whispered to them to disclose to them what had been hidden from them of their bodies and said: your Lord only forbids you from this tree so that you would not be two angels or would be living forever.
And he swore to them: I am giving you both sincere advice.
So he led them astray with deception, and when they tasted from the tree their bodies became disclosed to them and they began to cover them with leaves from the garden, and their Lord called them: did I not forbid you this tree and tell you that the devil is an open enemy to you?
They said: our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be lost.
He said: get down as enemies one to another. There will be a place to settle and a limited provision for you on earth.
He said: you will live on it and die on it and you will be resurrected from it.
Oh children of Adam, We have revealed for you clothes to hide your bodies and as ornament, and the clothing of awareness is better; this is of the signs of Allah so that they remember.
Oh children of Adam, let not the devil tempt you like he expelled both your parents from the garden (of paradise), removing from them their clothing to disclose to them their bodies, for he and his tribe see you from where you do not see them. We have made the devils allies for those who do not believe.
And when they commit an indecency, they say: we found our fathers doing so and Allah commanded us to do so. Say: Allah does not command indecency; do you say about Allah what you don´t know?
Say: my Lord commands justice and that you face towards Him wherever you pray and call Him with a sincere religion; as He originated you, you will return.
A group He has guided and a group deserves error for they took the devils as allies besides Allah and reckoned that they were guided.
Oh children of Adam, use presentable clothing wherever you pray and eat and drink and do not waste, for He does not love those who are wasteful.
Say: who has forbidden presentable clothing which Allah brought forth for His servants and good food? Say: on the day of resurrection they are exclusively for those who believed in this world. This is how We explain the signs to people who know.
Say: my Lord has forbidden indecency, both open and hidden, and sin and transgression without right and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent any authority and that you say about Allah what you don´t know.
And for every community there is a fixed term, then when its term is up, they will not delay it for an hour nor speed it up.
Oh children of Adam, messengers of your own have reached you to relate to you My signs, so who bewares and does good, they shall not fear nor worry.
And those who deny Our signs and are arrogant about them, they will be the inmates of the fire where they will remain.
Who then is more wrong than him who invents a lie against Allah or denies His signs? Their share of what has been written will come to them until, when Our messengers come to take them away, they will say: where is what you called on besides Allah? They will say: they have abandoned us, and they will be witnesses against themselves that they were rejecting (the truth).
He will say: enter the fire with communities who have gone before you of the Jinn and mankind. Whenever a community enters it curses its counterpart until, when they have all arrived there, the last of them will say to the first: our Lord, these have led us astray, so give them double the punishment of the fire. He will say: all will have double, but you don´t know.
And the first will say to the last: you were no better than us, so taste the punishment for what you used to do.
Those who deny Our signs and are arrogant about them, the doors of heaven will not be opened for them and they will not enter the garden (of paradise) until a thick rope fits through the eye of a needle, and this is how We punish the sinners.
They will have hell as an abode and as a covering from above them, and this is how We punish the wrongdoers.
And those who believe and do good work: We do not task any soul beyond its capability, they belong in the garden (of paradise), where they will remain.
And We remove what is within them of ill feeling, rivers flow between them and they will say: Allah is praised who guided us to this, and we would not have been guided had not Allah guided us; the messengers of our Lord came to us with the truth; and it will be announced that this is the garden you have inherited on account of what you used to do.
And the inhabitants of the garden will call the inmates of the fire, saying: we found what our Lord promised us to be true, so have you found what your Lord promised you to be true? They will say: yes. And a caller will call from among them that the curse of Allah is upon the wrongdoers.
Those who divert from the way of Allah and desire it to be crooked and reject the hereafter.
And between them is a barrier, and on its elevations there are men who know each by their signs. And they call the inhabitants of the garden, saying: peace be with you. They haven´t entered it yet, but they are hoping.
And when their eyes are turned towards the inmates of the fire they say: our Lord, do not place us with the wrongdoing people.
And those on the elevations call men whom they know from their characteristics, saying: your grouping together and your arrogance did not benefit you.
Are those the ones you swore Allah´s mercy would not reach? Enter the garden, no fear shall you have nor shall you worry.
And the inmates of the fire call the inhabitants of the garden: pass us of the water or of what Allah has provided you with. They say: Allah has forbidden it to those who rejected (the truth).
Those who took their religion as pastime and play and the life of the world deceived them, so today We forget them just as they forgot the meeting of this day and disputed Our signs.
And We gave them a book and explained it with knowledge as a guidance and mercy for people who believe.
Are they only waiting for its outcome? The day its outcome arrives those who forgot before will say: the messengers of our Lord came to us with the truth, so are there any mediators to speak up for us or will we return to act differently from what we did? They have lost themselves and what they invented has deserted them.
Your Lord is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He rose onto the throne, He makes the night cover the day pursuing it constantly, and the sun and the moon and the stars travel by His command, indeed to Him belongs the creation and the command, exalted is Allah the Lord of all worlds.
Call your Lord humble and secretly, for He does not love the transgressors.
And do not cause corruption on earth after it has been set right, and call Him in fear and hope, for the mercy of your Lord is close to those who do good.
And He is who sends the winds as an advance announcement of His mercy, until when it carries heavy clouds We direct them to dead land and send with them water and with it make all kinds of fruit grow. This is how We bring out the dead so that you take heed.
And the good land brings out its fruit by the permission of its Lord, and that which is bad only brings out very little. This is how We spell out the signs for people who are grateful.
We previously sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he said: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him. I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous day.
The leaders of his people said: we see you in clear error.
He said: oh my people, there is no error with me, but I am a messenger from the Lord of all worlds.
I convey to you the messages of my Lord and give you sincere advice and know from Allah what you don´t know.
Or are you astonished that a reminder reaches you from your Lord through a man from amongst you to warn you and so that you beware (of Him) and find mercy?
But they denied him, so We rescued him and those with him in the ship and drowned those who denied Our signs, for they were blind people.
And to ´Ad (We sent) their brother Hud, saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, do you not beware (of Him)?
The leaders of his people who rejected (the truth) said: we see you are foolish and we consider you a liar.
He said: oh my people, there is no foolishness with me, but I am a messenger from the Lord of all worlds.
I convey to you the messages of my Lord and I am a reliable advisor to you.
Or are you astonished that a reminder reaches you from your Lord through a man from amongst you? Remember when He made you successors after the people of Nuh (Noah) and He made you very tall in creation, so remember the blessings of Allah in order to succeed.
They said: Have you come to us so we should serve Allah alone and abandon what our fathers served? Then bring us what you have promised us if you are truthful.
He said: disgrace and anger from Allah have already fallen upon you. Do you argue with me about names which you and your fathers have given without Allah having sent an authority for it? So wait, I will wait with you.
So we rescued him and those with him by Our mercy and uprooted those who denied Our signs and did not believe.
And to Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih, saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him; clear proof has reached you from your Lord: this is Allah´s she-camel as a sign for you, so let her eat on Allah´s earth and do not harm her or a painful punishment will take you.
And remember when He made you successors after ´Ad and accommodated you on earth, whose plains you use for castles and whose mountains you use for dwellings, so remember the blessings of Allah and do not spread corruption on earth.
The leaders of his people who were arrogant said to the believers amongst those who were weak: do you know that Salih has been sent from his Lord? They said: We believe in what he was sent with.
Those who were arrogant said: We reject that which you believe in.
Then they bled the she-camel to death and violated their Lord´s command and said: oh Salih, bring us what you promised us if you are a messenger.
So the earthquake overtook them and they were found face down in their houses in the morning.
So he turned away from them and said: oh my people, I already conveyed to you the messages of my Lord and gave you sincere advice but you do not like those who give sincere advice.
And Lut (Lot) when he said to his people: do you bring an indecency no-one in the whole world has preceded you with?
For you come to men with lust instead of women, but you are a wasteful people.
And the reply of his people was merely that they said: expel them from your town for they are people who want to keep clean.
So We rescued him and his family except his wife who was of those who stayed behind.
And we sent a downpour on them, so see what the outcome was like for the sinners.
And to Madyan (Midian) (We sent) their brother Shu´ayb (Jethro), saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him. A clear proof has reached you from you Lord, so give full measure and weight and do not short-change people and do not cause corruption on earth after it has been set right. This is better for you if you are believers.
And do not block every path threatening and diverting from the way of Allah those who believe in Him and desiring it to be crooked, and remember when you were few and He increased you in number, and see what the outcome was like for the corrupters.
And if a party of you believe in that I have been sent with and a party do not believe, then wait until Allah judges between us, and He is the best to judge.
The leaders of his people who were arrogant said: we will expel you, oh Shu´ayb (Jethro) and those who believe with you from our town unless you return to our religion. He said: What if we resent it?
We would have invented a lie against Allah if we returned to your religion after Allah rescued us from it, and it is not for us to return to it unless Allah, our Lord, wills it; our Lord´s knowledge extends to everything, we trust in Allah - our Lord decide between us and our people with truth, and You are the best to decide.
And the leaders of his people who rejected (the truth) said: if you follow Shu´ayb (Jethro), you will be losers.
So the earthquake overtook them and they were found face down in their houses in the morning.
Those who denied Shu´ayb (Jethro), as if they had not prospered in them, those who denied Shu´ayb (Jethro), they were the losers.
So he turned away from them and said: oh my people, I already conveyed to you the messages of my Lord and gave you sincere advice, so how can I be sorry for people who reject (the truth).
And We never sent a prophet to a town without afflicting its inhabitants with adversity and hardship so that they would humble themselves.
Then We replaced the harm with good, until they recovered and said: hardship and ease previously afflicted our fathers, then We took them suddenly without them realising it.
And if the inhabitants of the towns had believed and bewared (of Allah), We would have opened for them blessings from the sky and the earth, but they denied, so We took them on account of what they used to commit.
Are then the inhabitants of the towns safe from Our distress reaching them at night whilst they sleep?
Or are then the inhabitants of the towns safe from Our distress reaching them in the morning whilst they play?
Are they then safe from Allah´s scheme? Nobody feels safe from Allah´s scheme except people who are losers.
Is it not evident to those who inherited the earth after its inhabitants that if We willed We would afflict them on account of their sins? And We imprint upon their hearts so that they do not listen.
Those are the towns of whose information We tell you. Our messengers reached them with clear proofs, but they would not believe that which they denied before. This is how Allah imprints on the hearts of the rejecters.
And We found most of them without commitment, and We found most of them sinful.
Then after them We sent Musa (Moses) with Our signs to Pharaoh and his leaders, but they did not do justice to them, so see what the outcome of the corrupters was like.
And Musa (Moses) said: oh Pharaoh, I am a messenger from the Lord of all worlds.
It is binding upon me that I do not say about Allah anything but the truth. I have come to you with a clear proof from your Lord, so send the children of Israel with me.
He said: if you have come with a sign, then show it if you are truthful.
So he threw down his staff and it became a real snake.
And he pulled out his hand and it could be seen as white.
The leaders of the people of Pharaoh said: this is a knowledgeable magician.
He wants to expel you from your land, so what do you command?
They said: defer him and his brother and send mobilisers to the cities,
To bring you every knowledgeable magician.
And the magicians came to Pharaoh saying: for sure we will have a reward if we are the winners?
He said: yes, and you will be of the inner circle.
They said: oh Musa (Moses), either you throw or we are the ones who throw.
He said: you throw, then when they threw, they bedazzled the eyes of people and frightened them and brought tremendous magic.
And we inspired Musa (Moses): throw, then it will take over what they invent.
Then the truth was established and what they did was cancelled.
So they were overcome at this point and turned humiliated.
And the magicians fell prostrate.
They said: we believe in the Lord of all worlds.
The Lord of Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron).
Pharaoh said: do you believe in him before I have given you permission? This is a scheme you have schemed in the city to expel from it its inhabitants, but soon you will know.
I shall cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, then I shall crucify all of you.
They said: we will turn to our Lord.
And you only hold against us that we believed in the signs of our Lord when they came to us. Our Lord, grant us patience and take us away whilst having submitted (as Muslims).
And the leaders of the people of Pharaoh said: are you going to leave Musa (Moses) and his people to cause corruption on earth and abandon you and your gods? He said: we will kill their sons and spare their women and we have power over them.
Musa (Moses) said to his people: seek the help of Allah and be patient, for Allah gives the earth as inheritance to whom He will of His servants, and the outcome is for those who beware (of Him).
They said: we were punished before and after you came to us. He said: maybe your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you successors on earth to see how you behave.
And We previously afflicted the family of Pharaoh with years of drought and lack of fruit so that they would remember.
And when something good reached them, they said: this is for us, and when something bad afflicted them, they ascribed it to Musa (Moses) and those with him. But no, what they ascribe is from Allah but most of them don´t know.
And they said: whatever sign you bring to bewitch us with it, we will not believe you.
So We sent on them the floods, the locusts, the lice, the frogs and the blood as distinct signs, but they were arrogant and were sinful people.
And when the punishment fell upon them, they said: oh Musa (Moses), call your Lord for us on account of His agreement with you that if you remove the punishment from us, we will believe in you and send the Children of Israel with you.
Then when We removed the punishment from them until a future date set for them, they broke their promise.
So We took revenge on them and drowned them in the sea, because they denied Our signs and were careless about them.
And We gave to the people who had been oppressed the east and west of the earth which We had blessed as an inheritance, and the good word of your Lord was accomplished for the Children of Israel on account of their patience, and we destroyed the work of Pharaoh and his people and what they had built.
And We made the Children of Israel cross the sea and they came to a people devoted to idols of theirs and said: oh Musa (Moses), make us an idol like they have idols. He said: you are foolish people.
For what they engage in will be wiped out and what they used to do will be worthless.
He said: should I desire any god other than Allah for you when He has favoured you over everybody else?
And when We rescued you from the family of Pharaoh who afflicted you with bad punishment, killing your sons and sparing your women, which was a tremendous test from your Lord for you.
And We set a time of thirty nights for Musa (Moses) and supplemented it with (another) ten, so the appointment with his Lord was completed in forty nights, and Musa (Moses) said to his brother Harun (Aaron): represent me amongst my people and make peace and do not follow the way of the corrupters.
And when Musa (Moses) came for Our appointment and his Lord spoke to him, he said: my Lord, show Yourself to me so I can look at You. He said: you will not see Me, but look at the mountain, and if it stays in its place, then you will see Me. And when his Lord covered the mountain with His glory, He made it crumble and Musa (Moses) fell struck down. Then when he rose up, he said: glorified are You, I repent to you and am first amongst the believers.
He said: oh Musa (Moses), I have chosen you above mankind with My messages and speech, so take what I have given you and be of those who are grateful.
And We decreed all manner of things for him on the tablets as an admonition and an explanation of everything, so take it with strength and command your people to take of its best (content); I will show you the abode of the sinful.
I will turn away from My signs those who are arrogant on earth without right, and when they see each sign, they do not believe in it, and when they see the path of righteousness, they do not take it as a path, and when they see the path of transgression, they take it as a path, that is because they deny Our signs and are ignorant of them.
And those who deny Our signs and the meeting of the hereafter, their deeds are wasted - are they rewarded for anything but what they did?
And after he had gone, the people of Musa (Moses) fashioned some of their jewellery into the shape of a calf which had a mooing sound; did they not consider that it did not speak to them nor guide them the way? They fashioned it and were wrongdoers.
And when they gave up on it and saw that they had gone astray they said: if our Lord does not have mercy on us and forgive us, we will be lost.
And when Musa (Moses) returned to his people angry and sad, he said: bad is what you did in my absence. Do you want to hasten the outcome from your Lord? And he threw the tablets and took his brother by the head and pulled him towards him. He said: son of my mother, the people overpowered me and almost killed me, so do not show enmity towards me and do not place me amongst the wrongdoers.
He said: My Lord, forgive me and my brother and enter us into Your mercy and You are the most merciful of all.
Those who fashioned the calf, anger from their Lord and humiliation will reach them in this world, and that is how We punish the inventors.
And those who do bad deeds, then repent afterwards and believe, your Lord is afterwards forgiving and merciful.
And when the anger left Musa (Moses) he took the tablets and within them was guidance and mercy for those who are in awe of their Lord.
And Musa (Moses) chose seventy men from his people to meet Us, and when the trembling overtook them he said: My Lord, if you willed, You could have destroyed them and me before, are You going to destroy us on account of what the fools amongst us did? This is only Your test by which You lead astray whom You will and guide whom You will; You are our protector, so forgive us and have mercy on us, and You are the best of those who forgive.
And decree good for us in this world and in the next for we repent to You. He said: My punishment, I will afflict with it whom I will, and my mercy extends to everything, so I will decree it for those who beware and give the Zakat and those who believe in Our signs.
Those who follow the messenger, the prophet, the unlettered, whom they find described with them in the Torah and the Injil, who commands them good conduct and forbids them wrongdoing and permits them of the good things and prohibits them harmful things and relieves them of their burden and the restrictions which were upon them, so those who believe in him and support him and help him and follow the light which has been sent with him, those are the successful.
Say: oh people, I am the messenger of Allah to all of you, of the One to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, there is no god but Him, He gives life and death, so believe in Allah and His messenger, the prophet, the unlettered, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him in order to be guided.
And from the people of Musa (Moses) is a community who guide with the truth and do justice to it.
And We divided them into twelve tribes as communities and revealed to Musa (Moses) when his people asked him for water to strike with your staff the rock, then twelve springs gushed out from it - each people knew their drinking place -, and We shaded the cloud over them and sent to them honeydew and quails: eat from the good things We have provided you with. And We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
And when it was said to them: live in this town and eat from it as you please and ask to be accepted and enter the gate submissive, We shall forgive you your shortcomings and shall give more to those who do good.
Then the wrongdoers amongst them changed their instructions into something else, so We sent to them a punishment from the sky because of their wrongdoing.
And ask them about the town which was near the sea, when they transgressed the Sabbath, when their fish came to them in shoals on their Sabbath day, and on the day they did not observe the Sabbath it did not come to them. This is how We tried them because of their excesses.
And when a community from amongst them said: why do you admonish a people whom Allah will destroy or punish severely? They said: as an excuse before our Lord and so that they beware.
And when they forgot what they were reminded with, We saved those who prohibited evil and overtook the wrongdoers with a nasty punishment because of their excesses.
And when they persisted in what they had been prohibited from, We said to them: be despicable monkeys.
And when your Lord announced: I will raise against them until the day of resurrection those who will afflict them with the worst punishment, for your Lord is swift in retribution and He is forgiving, merciful.
And We split them on earth into communities, amongst them are the righteous and amongst them are otherwise, and We tested them with good and bad so that they return.
Then there were descendants after them who inherited the book; they take from the availability of this lesser world and say: we will be forgiven. And when a similar availability reaches them, they take it. Was not the promise of the book taken from them that they should not say anything about Allah except the truth, and they studied what it contained? And the abode of the hereafter is better for those who beware (of Allah) - don´t you think?
And those who hold on to the book and keep up prayer, We do not waste the reward of those who do good.
And when We lifted the mountain above them as if it were a cloud cover and they thought it would fall onto them: take what We give you with strength and remember its contents so that you will beware (of Allah).
And when your Lord took from the midst of the children of Adam their descendants and made them witness against themselves: Am I not your Lord? They said: Sure, we are witnesses. So that you would not say on the day of resurrection that we were unaware of this.
Or that you would say: our fathers were idolaters before and we are descendants after them, are You going to destroy us for what the inventors did?
And this is how We explain the signs so that they return.
Recite to them the account of the one whom We gave Our signs, then he abandoned them and the devil pursued him, so he was of the misguided.
And had We willed We could have elevated him through them, but he wanted to live forever on earth and followed his desire, so his likeness is like that of the dog, if you burden him he pants or if you leave him he pants. That is the likeness of people who deny Our signs, therefore relate the story so that they reflect.
Bad is the likeness of people who deny Our signs and were wrongdoers themselves.
Whom Allah guides, he is guided, and whom He lets go astray, those are the losers.
And already did We create many of the Jinn and mankind for hell. They have hearts with which they do not understand and they have eyes with which they do not see and they have ears with which they do not hear. They are like cattle but more astray. They are the careless.
And to Allah belong the most beautiful names, so call Him by them. And leave those who distance themselves from His names, they will be punished for what they did.
And from those We have created is a community who guide with the truth and do justice to it.
And those who deny Our signs, We gradually pursue them from where they are unaware.
And I give them some space, for my plot is firm.
Do they not reflect? There is no madness in their companion, he is only a clear warner.
Do they not look at the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what Allah has created and that perhaps their term has already come close? So in what statement after that do they believe?
Whom Allah lets go astray, nobody will guide him, and He lets them get lost in their rebellion.
They ask you about the hour, for when is it fixed? Say: knowledge about it is with my Lord, nobody discloses it at its time but He; it is heavy in the heavens and the earth; it does not come upon you but suddenly. They ask you as if you were informed of it. Say: knowledge about it is with Allah but most people do not know.
Say: I do not master benefit or harm for myself except for what Allah wills, and if I were to know the unseen I would have abundance of good and bad would not afflict me. I am only a warner and bringer of good news to people who believe.
He is who created you from a single soul and produced from it its spouse so that he would find rest in her, and when he covers her she carries a light burden and moves along with it, and when it becomes heavy, they both call on Allah their Lord: if you give us what is healthy we will be grateful.
And when He gave them what is good, they assigned partners for it in what He gave them, but Allah is elevated above what they assign as partners.
Do they assign as partners what does not create a thing and who are themselves created?
And they are unable to help them nor help themselves?
And if you call them to the guidance, they do not follow you. It makes no difference to them whether you call them or remain silent.
Those you call upon besides Allah are servants just like you, so call them and let them respond if you are truthful.
Do they have feet to walk with, or do they have hands to grip with, or do they have eyes to see with, or do they have ears to hear with? Say: call your associates, then plot against me and do not hesitate.
For my protector is Allah who has revealed the book and He protects the righteous.
And those whom you call upon besides Allah are unable to help you and cannot help themselves.
And if you call them to the guidance they do not hear, and you see them gazing at you but they do not see.
Accept excuses and command good conduct and turn away from the ignorant.
And if you are in any way provoked by the devil then seek refuge in Allah, for He listens and knows.
Those who beware (of Allah), when a suggestion from the devil touches them, they reflect and then they see clearly.
Whilst their brothers lead them into error, then they do not desist.
And if you do not bring them a sign they say: why did you not bring it about? Say: I only follow what has been revealed to me by my Lord. This is clear evidence from my Lord and a guidance and mercy for people who believe.
And if the Qur´an is recited, then listen to it and be silent in order to receive mercy.
And remember your Lord within yourself humble and secretly and without speaking out in the morning and in the evening and do not be amongst the careless.
Those near your Lord are not too arrogant to serve Him, and they glorify Him and prostrate to Him.
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