VERSES
110
PAGES
293-304

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

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18:32

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And present to them an example of two men: We granted to one of them two gardens of grapevines, and We bordered them with palm trees and placed between them [fields of] crops.

18:33

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Each of the two gardens produced its fruit and did not fall short thereof in anything. And We caused to gush forth within them a river.

18:34

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And he had fruit, so he said to his companion while he was conversing with him, "I am greater than you in wealth and mightier in [numbers of] men."

18:35

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And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself. He said, "I do not think that this will perish - ever.

18:36

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And I do not think the Hour will occur. And even if I should be brought back to my Lord, I will surely find better than this as a return."

18:37

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His companion said to him while he was conversing with him, "Have you disbelieved in He who created you from dust and then from a sperm-drop and then proportioned you [as] a man?

18:38

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But as for me, He is Allah , my Lord, and I do not associate with my Lord anyone.

18:39

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And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, 'What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah '? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,

18:40

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It may be that my Lord will give me [something] better than your garden and will send upon it a calamity from the sky, and it will become a smooth, dusty ground,

18:41

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Or its water will become sunken [into the earth], so you would never be able to seek it."

18:42

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And his fruits were encompassed [by ruin], so he began to turn his hands about [in dismay] over what he had spent on it, while it had collapsed upon its trellises, and said, "Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone."

18:43

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And there was for him no company to aid him other than Allah , nor could he defend himself.

18:44

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There the authority is [completely] for Allah , the Truth. He is best in reward and best in outcome.

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