VERSES
111
PAGES
282-293

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

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17:70

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And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.

17:71

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[Mention, O Muhammad], the Day We will call forth every people with their record [of deeds]. Then whoever is given his record in his right hand - those will read their records, and injustice will not be done to them, [even] as much as a thread [inside the date seed].

17:72

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And whoever is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.

17:73

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And indeed, they were about to tempt you away from that which We revealed to you in order to [make] you invent about Us something else; and then they would have taken you as a friend.

17:74

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And if We had not strengthened you, you would have almost inclined to them a little.

17:75

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Then [if you had], We would have made you taste double [punishment in] life and double [after] death. Then you would not find for yourself against Us a helper.

17:76

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And indeed, they were about to drive you from the land to evict you therefrom. And then [when they do], they will not remain [there] after you, except for a little.

17:77

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[That is Our] established way for those We had sent before you of Our messengers; and you will not find in Our way any alteration.

17:78

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Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur'an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.

17:79

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And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.

17:80

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And say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority."

17:81

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And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart."

17:82

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And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.

17:83

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And when We bestow favor upon the disbeliever, he turns away and distances himself; and when evil touches him, he is ever despairing.

17:84

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Say, "Each works according to his manner, but your Lord is most knowing of who is best guided in way."

17:85

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And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little."

17:86

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And if We willed, We could surely do away with that which We revealed to you. Then you would not find for yourself concerning it an advocate against Us.

17:87

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Except [We have left it with you] as a mercy from your Lord. Indeed, His favor upon you has ever been great.

17:88

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Say, "If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants."

17:89

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And We have certainly diversified for the people in this Qur'an from every [kind] of example, but most of the people refused [anything] except disbelief.

17:90

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And they say, "We will not believe you until you break open for us from the ground a spring.

17:91

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Or [until] you have a garden of palm tress and grapes and make rivers gush forth within them in force [and abundance]

17:92

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Or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allah and the angels before [us]

17:93

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Or you have a house of gold or you ascend into the sky. And [even then], we will not believe in your ascension until you bring down to us a book we may read." Say, "Exalted is my Lord! Was I ever but a human messenger?"

17:94

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And what prevented the people from believing when guidance came to them except that they said, "Has Allah sent a human messenger?"

17:95

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Say, "If there were upon the earth angels walking securely, We would have sent down to them from the heaven an angel [as a] messenger."

17:96

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Say, "Sufficient is Allah as Witness between me and you. Indeed he is ever, concerning His servants, Acquainted and Seeing."

17:97

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And whoever Allah guides - he is the [rightly] guided; and whoever He sends astray - you will never find for them protectors besides Him, and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection [fallen] on their faces - blind, dumb and deaf. Their refuge is Hell; every time it subsides We increase them in blazing fire.

17:98

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That is their recompense because they disbelieved in Our verses and said, "When we are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be resurrected [in] a new creation?"

17:99

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Do they not see that Allah , who created the heavens and earth, is [the one] Able to create the likes of them? And He has appointed for them a term, about which there is no doubt. But the wrongdoers refuse [anything] except disbelief.

17:100

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Say [to them], "If you possessed the depositories of the mercy of my Lord, then you would withhold out of fear of spending." And ever has man been stingy.

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