VERSES
128
PAGES
267-281

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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16:32

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The ones whom the angels take in death, [being] good and pure; [the angels] will say, "Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise for what you used to do."

16:33

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Do the disbelievers await [anything] except that the angels should come to them or there comes the command of your Lord? Thus did those do before them. And Allah wronged them not, but they had been wronging themselves.

16:34

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So they were struck by the evil consequences of what they did and were enveloped by what they used to ridicule.

16:35

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And those who associate others with Allah say, "If Allah had willed, we would not have worshipped anything other than Him, neither we nor our fathers, nor would we have forbidden anything through other than Him." Thus did those do before them. So is there upon the messengers except [the duty of] clear notification?

16:36

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And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allah and avoid Taghut." And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.

16:37

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[Even] if you should strive for their guidance, [O Muhammad], indeed, Allah does not guide those He sends astray, and they will have no helpers.

16:38

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And they swear by Allah their strongest oaths [that] Allah will not resurrect one who dies. But yes - [it is] a true promise [binding] upon Him, but most of the people do not know.

16:39

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[It is] so He will make clear to them [the truth of] that wherein they differ and so those who have disbelieved may know that they were liars.

16:40

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Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, "Be," and it is.

16:41

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And those who emigrated for [the cause of] Allah after they had been wronged - We will surely settle them in this world in a good place; but the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if only they could know.

16:42

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[They are] those who endured patiently and upon their Lord relied.

16:43

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And We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask the people of the message if you do not know.

16:44

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[We sent them] with clear proofs and written ordinances. And We revealed to you the message that you may make clear to the people what was sent down to them and that they might give thought.

16:45

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Then, do those who have planned evil deeds feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them or that the punishment will not come upon them from where they do not perceive?

16:46

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Or that He would not seize them during their [usual] activity, and they could not cause failure?

16:47

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Or that He would not seize them gradually [in a state of dread]? But indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful.

16:48

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Have they not considered what things Allah has created? Their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah , while they are humble.

16:49

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And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant.

16:50

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They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.

16:51

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And Allah has said, "Do not take for yourselves two deities. He is but one God, so fear only Me."

16:52

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And to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him is [due] worship constantly. Then is it other than Allah that you fear?

16:53

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And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allah . Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.

16:54

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Then when He removes the adversity from you, at once a party of you associates others with their Lord

16:55

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So they will deny what We have given them. Then enjoy yourselves, for you are going to know.

16:56

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And they assign to what they do not know a portion of that which We have provided them. By Allah , you will surely be questioned about what you used to invent.

16:57

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And they attribute to Allah daughters - exalted is He - and for them is what they desire.

16:58

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And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.

16:59

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He hides himself from the people because of the ill of which he has been informed. Should he keep it in humiliation or bury it in the ground? Unquestionably, evil is what they decide.

16:60

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For those who do not believe in the Hereafter is the description of evil; and for Allah is the highest attribute. And He is Exalted in Might, the Wise.

16:61

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And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for their wrongdoing, He would not have left upon the earth any creature, but He defers them for a specified term. And when their term has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].

16:62

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And they attribute to Allah that which they dislike, and their tongues assert the lie that they will have the best [from Him]. Assuredly, they will have the Fire, and they will be [therein] neglected.

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