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

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23:8

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And they who are to their trusts and their promises attentive

23:9

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And they who carefully maintain their prayers -

23:10

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Those are the inheritors

23:11

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Who will inherit al-Firdaus. They will abide therein eternally.

23:12

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And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay.

23:13

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Then We placed him as a sperm-drop in a firm lodging.

23:14

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Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah , the best of creators.

23:15

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Then indeed, after that you are to die.

23:16

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Then indeed you, on the Day of Resurrection, will be resurrected.

23:17

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And We have created above you seven layered heavens, and never have We been of [Our] creation unaware.

23:18

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And We have sent down rain from the sky in a measured amount and settled it in the earth. And indeed, We are Able to take it away.

23:19

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And We brought forth for you thereby gardens of palm trees and grapevines in which for you are abundant fruits and from which you eat.

23:20

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And [We brought forth] a tree issuing from Mount Sinai which produces oil and food for those who eat.

23:21

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And indeed, for you in livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from that which is in their bellies, and for you in them are numerous benefits, and from them you eat.

23:22

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And upon them and on ships you are carried.

23:23

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And We had certainly sent Noah to his people, and he said, "O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him; then will you not fear Him?"

23:24

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But the eminent among those who disbelieved from his people said, "This is not but a man like yourselves who wishes to take precedence over you; and if Allah had willed [to send a messenger], He would have sent down angels. We have not heard of this among our forefathers.

23:25

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He is not but a man possessed with madness, so wait concerning him for a time."

23:26

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[Noah] said, "My Lord, support me because they have denied me."

23:27

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So We inspired to him, "Construct the ship under Our observation, and Our inspiration, and when Our command comes and the oven overflows, put into the ship from each [creature] two mates and your family, except those for whom the decree [of destruction] has proceeded. And do not address Me concerning those who have wronged; indeed, they are to be drowned.

23:28

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And when you have boarded the ship, you and those with you, then say, 'Praise to Allah who has saved us form the wrongdoing people.'

23:29

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And say, 'My Lord, let me land at a blessed landing place, and You are the best to accommodate [us].' "

23:30

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Indeed in that are signs, and indeed, We are ever testing [Our servants].

23:31

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Then We produced after them a generation of others.

23:32

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And We sent among them a messenger from themselves, [saying], "Worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him; then will you not fear Him?"

23:33

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And the eminent among his people who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter while We had given them luxury in the worldly life said, "This is not but a man like yourselves. He eats of that from which you eat and drinks of what you drink.

23:34

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And if you should obey a man like yourselves, indeed, you would then be losers.

23:35

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Does he promise you that when you have died and become dust and bones that you will be brought forth [once more]?

23:36

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How far, how far, is that which you are promised.

23:37

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Life is not but our worldly life - we die and live, but we will not be resurrected.

23:38

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He is not but a man who has invented a lie about Allah , and we will not believe him."

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