VERSES
88
PAGES
385-396

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

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28:38

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And Pharaoh said, "O eminent ones, I have not known you to have a god other than me. Then ignite for me, O Haman, [a fire] upon the clay and make for me a tower that I may look at the God of Moses. And indeed, I do think he is among the liars."

28:39

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And he was arrogant, he and his soldiers, in the land, without right, and they thought that they would not be returned to Us.

28:40

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So We took him and his soldiers and threw them into the sea. So see how was the end of the wrongdoers.

28:41

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And We made them leaders inviting to the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not be helped.

28:42

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And We caused to overtake them in this world a curse, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be of the despised.

28:43

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And We gave Moses the Scripture, after We had destroyed the former generations, as enlightenment for the people and guidance and mercy that they might be reminded.

28:44

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And you, [O Muhammad], were not on the western side [of the mount] when We revealed to Moses the command, and you were not among the witnesses [to that].

28:45

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But We produced [many] generations [after Moses], and prolonged was their duration. And you were not a resident among the people of Madyan, reciting to them Our verses, but We were senders [of this message].

28:46

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And you were not at the side of the mount when We called [Moses] but [were sent] as a mercy from your Lord to warn a people to whom no warner had come before you that they might be reminded.

28:47

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And if not that a disaster should strike them for what their hands put forth [of sins] and they would say, "Our Lord, why did You not send us a messenger so we could have followed Your verses and been among the believers?"...

28:48

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But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, "Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?" Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, "[They are but] two works of magic supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers."

28:49

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Say, "Then bring a scripture from Allah which is more guiding than either of them that I may follow it, if you should be truthful."

28:50

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But if they do not respond to you - then know that they only follow their [own] desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah ? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

28:51

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And We have [repeatedly] conveyed to them the Qur'an that they might be reminded.

28:52

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Those to whom We gave the Scripture before it - they are believers in it.

28:53

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And when it is recited to them, they say, "We have believed in it; indeed, it is the truth from our Lord. Indeed we were, [even] before it, Muslims [submitting to Allah ]."

28:54

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Those will be given their reward twice for what they patiently endured and [because] they avert evil through good, and from what We have provided them they spend.

28:55

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And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, "For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace will be upon you; we seek not the ignorant."

28:56

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Indeed, [O Muhammad], you do not guide whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

28:57

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And they say, "If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land." Have we not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought the fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know.

28:58

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And how many a city have We destroyed that was insolent in its [way of] living, and those are their dwellings which have not been inhabited after them except briefly. And it is We who were the inheritors.

28:59

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And never would your Lord have destroyed the cities until He had sent to their mother a messenger reciting to them Our verses. And We would not destroy the cities except while their people were wrongdoers.

28:60

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And whatever thing you [people] have been given - it is [only for] the enjoyment of worldly life and its adornment. And what is with Allah is better and more lasting; so will you not use reason?

28:61

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Then is he whom We have promised a good promise which he will obtain like he for whom We provided enjoyment of worldly life [but] then he is, on the Day of Resurrection, among those presented [for punishment in Hell]?

28:62

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And [warn of] the Day He will call them and say, "Where are My 'partners' which you used to claim?"

28:63

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Those upon whom the word will have come into effect will say, "Our Lord, these are the ones we led to error. We led them to error just as we were in error. We declare our disassociation [from them] to You. They did not used to worship us."

28:64

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And it will be said, "Invoke your 'partners' " and they will invoke them; but they will not respond to them, and they will see the punishment. If only they had followed guidance!

28:65

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And [mention] the Day He will call them and say, "What did you answer the messengers?"

28:66

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But the information will be unapparent to them that Day, so they will not [be able to] ask one another.

28:67

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But as for one who had repented, believed, and done righteousness, it is promised by Allah that he will be among the successful.

28:68

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And your Lord creates what He wills and chooses; not for them was the choice. Exalted is Allah and high above what they associate with Him.

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