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

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40:60

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And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you." Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible.

40:61

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It is Allah who made for you the night that you may rest therein and the day giving sight. Indeed, Allah is full of bounty to the people, but most of the people are not grateful.

40:62

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That is Allah , your Lord, Creator of all things; there is no deity except Him, so how are you deluded?

40:63

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Thus were those [before you] deluded who were rejecting the signs of Allah .

40:64

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It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah , your Lord; then blessed is Allah , Lord of the worlds.

40:65

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He is the Ever-Living; there is no deity except Him, so call upon Him, [being] sincere to Him in religion. [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds.

40:66

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Say, [O Muhammad], "Indeed, I have been forbidden to worship those you call upon besides Allah once the clear proofs have come to me from my Lord, and I have been commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds."

40:67

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It is He who created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot; then He brings you out as a child; then [He develops you] that you reach your [time of] maturity, then [further] that you become elders. And among you is he who is taken in death before [that], so that you reach a specified term; and perhaps you will use reason.

40:68

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He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, "Be," and it is.

40:69

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Do you not consider those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah - how are they averted?

40:70

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Those who deny the Book and that with which We sent Our messengers - they are going to know,

40:71

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When the shackles are around their necks and the chains; they will be dragged

40:72

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In boiling water; then in the Fire they will be filled [with flame].

40:73

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Then it will be said to them, "Where is that which you used to associate [with Him in worship]

40:74

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Other than Allah ?" They will say, "They have departed from us; rather, we did not used to invoke previously anything." Thus does Allah put astray the disbelievers.

40:75

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[The angels will say], "That was because you used to exult upon the earth without right and you used to behave insolently.

40:76

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Enter the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and wretched is the residence of the arrogant."

40:77

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So be patient, [O Muhammad]; indeed, the promise of Allah is truth. And whether We show you some of what We have promised them or We take you in death, it is to Us they will be returned.

40:78

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And We have already sent messengers before you. Among them are those [whose stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We have not related to you. And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or verse] except by permission of Allah . So when the command of Allah comes, it will be concluded in truth, and the falsifiers will thereupon lose [all].

40:79

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It is Allah who made for you the grazing animals upon which you ride, and some of them you eat.

40:80

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And for you therein are [other] benefits and that you may realize upon them a need which is in your breasts; and upon them and upon ships you are carried.

40:81

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And He shows you His signs. So which of the signs of Allah do you deny?

40:82

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Have they not traveled through the land and observed how was the end of those before them? They were more numerous than themselves and greater in strength and in impression on the land, but they were not availed by what they used to earn.

40:83

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And when their messengers came to them with clear proofs, they [merely] rejoiced in what they had of knowledge, but they were enveloped by what they used to ridicule.

40:84

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And when they saw Our punishment, they said," We believe in Allah alone and disbelieve in that which we used to associate with Him."

40:85

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But never did their faith benefit them once they saw Our punishment. [It is] the established way of Allah which has preceded among His servants. And the disbelievers thereupon lost [all].