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I do swear by this city ˹of Mecca˺—
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even though you ˹O Prophet˺ are subject to abuse in this city—
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and by every parent and ˹their˺ child!
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Indeed, We have created humankind in ˹constant˺ struggle.
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Do they think that no one has power over them,
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boasting, “I have wasted enormous wealth!”?
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Do they think that no one sees them?
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Have We not given them two eyes,
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a tongue, and two lips;
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and shown them the two ways ˹of right and wrong˺?
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If only they had attempted the challenging path ˹of goodness instead˺!
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And what will make you realize what ˹attempting˺ the challenging path is?
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It is to free a slave;
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or to give food in times of famine
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to an orphaned relative
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or to a poor person in distress;
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and—above all—to be one of those who have faith and urge each other to perseverance and urge each other to compassion.
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These are the people of the right.
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As for those who deny Our signs, they are the people of the left.1
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The Fire will be sealed over them.