VERSES
112
PAGES
322-331

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

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21:7

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And We sent not before you, [O Muhammad], except men to whom We revealed [the message], so ask the people of the message if you do not know.

21:8

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And We did not make the prophets forms not eating food, nor were they immortal [on earth].

21:9

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Then We fulfilled for them the promise, and We saved them and whom We willed and destroyed the transgressors.

21:10

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We have certainly sent down to you a Book in which is your mention. Then will you not reason?

21:11

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And how many a city which was unjust have We shattered and produced after it another people.

21:12

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And when its inhabitants perceived Our punishment, at once they fled from it.

21:13

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[Some angels said], "Do not flee but return to where you were given luxury and to your homes - perhaps you will be questioned."

21:14

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They said, "O woe to us! Indeed, we were wrongdoers."

21:15

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And that declaration of theirs did not cease until We made them [as] a harvest [mowed down], extinguished [like a fire].

21:16

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And We did not create the heaven and earth and that between them in play.

21:17

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Had We intended to take a diversion, We could have taken it from [what is] with Us - if [indeed] We were to do so.

21:18

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Rather, We dash the truth upon falsehood, and it destroys it, and thereupon it departs. And for you is destruction from that which you describe.

21:19

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To Him belongs whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those near Him are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, nor do they tire.

21:20

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They exalt [Him] night and day [and] do not slacken.

21:21

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Or have men taken for themselves gods from the earth who resurrect [the dead]?

21:22

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Had there been within the heavens and earth gods besides Allah , they both would have been ruined. So exalted is Allah , Lord of the Throne, above what they describe.

21:23

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He is not questioned about what He does, but they will be questioned.

21:24

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Or have they taken gods besides Him? Say, [O Muhammad], "Produce your proof. This [Qur'an] is the message for those with me and the message of those before me." But most of them do not know the truth, so they are turning away.

21:25

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And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, "There is no deity except Me, so worship Me."

21:26

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And they say, "The Most Merciful has taken a son." Exalted is He! Rather, they are [but] honored servants.

21:27

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They cannot precede Him in word, and they act by His command.

21:28

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He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they cannot intercede except on behalf of one whom He approves. And they, from fear of Him, are apprehensive.

21:29

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And whoever of them should say, "Indeed, I am a god besides Him"- that one We would recompense with Hell. Thus do We recompense the wrongdoers.

21:30

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Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?

21:31

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And We placed within the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with them, and We made therein [mountain] passes [as] roads that they might be guided.

21:32

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And We made the sky a protected ceiling, but they, from its signs, are turning away.

21:33

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And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.

21:34

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And We did not grant to any man before you eternity [on earth]; so if you die - would they be eternal?

21:35

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Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.

21:36

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And when those who disbelieve see you, [O Muhammad], they take you not except in ridicule, [saying], "Is this the one who insults your gods?" And they are, at the mention of the Most Merciful, disbelievers.

21:37

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Man was created of haste. I will show you My signs, so do not impatiently urge Me.

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