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Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened ˹to the Quran,˺ and said ˹to their fellow jinn˺: ‘Indeed, we have heard a wondrous recitation.
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It leads to Right Guidance so we believed in it, and we will never associate anyone with our Lord ˹in worship˺.
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˹Now, we believe that˺ our Lord—Exalted is His Majesty—has neither taken a mate nor offspring,
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and that the foolish of us used to utter ˹outrageous˺ falsehoods about Allah.1
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We certainly thought that humans and jinn would never speak lies about Allah.
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And some men used to seek refuge with some jinn—so they increased each other in wickedness.1
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And those ˹humans˺ thought, just like you ˹jinn˺, that Allah would not resurrect anyone ˹for judgment˺.
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˹Earlier˺ we tried to reach heaven ˹for news˺, only to find it filled with stern guards and shooting stars.1
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We used to take up positions there for eavesdropping, but whoever dares eavesdrop now will find a flare lying in wait for them.
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Now, we do not really know whether evil is intended for those on earth, or their Lord intends for them what is right.
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Among us are those who are righteous and those who are less so. We have been of different factions.
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˹Now,˺ we truly know that we cannot frustrate Allah on earth, nor can we escape from Him ˹into heaven˺.
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When we heard the guidance ˹of the Quran˺, we ˹readily˺ believed in it. For whoever believes in their Lord will have no fear of being denied ˹a reward˺ or wronged.
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And among us are those who have submitted ˹to Allah˺ and those who are deviant. So ˹as for˺ those who submitted, it is they who have attained Right Guidance.
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And as for the deviant, they will be fuel for Hell.’”
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Had the deniers followed the Right Way, We would have certainly granted them abundant rain to drink—
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as a test for them.1 And whoever turns away from the remembrance of their Lord will be admitted by Him into an overwhelming punishment.
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The places of worship are ˹only˺ for Allah, so do not invoke anyone besides Him.
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Yet when the servant of Allah1 stood up calling upon Him ˹alone˺, the pagans almost swarmed over him.
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Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “I call only upon my Lord, associating none with Him ˹in worship˺.”
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Say, “It is not in my power to harm or benefit you.”
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Say, “No one can protect me from Allah ˹if I were to disobey Him˺, nor can I find any refuge other than Him.
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˹My duty is˺ only to convey ˹the truth˺ from Allah and ˹deliver˺ His messages.” And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger will certainly be in the Fire of Hell, to stay there for ever and ever.
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Only when they see what they have been threatened with will they know who is weaker in helpers and inferior in manpower.
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Say, “I do not know if what you are promised is near or my Lord has set a distant time for it.
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˹He is the˺ Knower of the unseen, disclosing none of it to anyone,
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except messengers of His choice. Then He appoints angel-guards before and behind them
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to ensure that the messengers fully deliver the messages of their Lord—though He ˹already˺ knows all about them, and keeps account of everything.”