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

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43:6

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And how many a prophet We sent among the former peoples,

43:7

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But there would not come to them a prophet except that they used to ridicule him.

43:8

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And We destroyed greater than them in [striking] power, and the example of the former peoples has preceded.

43:9

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And if you should ask them, "Who has created the heavens and the earth?" they would surely say, "They were created by the Exalted in Might, the Knowing."

43:10

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[The one] who has made for you the earth a bed and made for you upon it roads that you might be guided

43:11

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And who sends down rain from the sky in measured amounts, and We revive thereby a dead land - thus will you be brought forth -

43:12

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And who created the species, all of them, and has made for you of ships and animals those which you mount.

43:13

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That you may settle yourselves upon their backs and then remember the favor of your Lord when you have settled upon them and say. "Exalted is He who has subjected this to us, and we could not have [otherwise] subdued it.

43:14

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And indeed we, to our Lord, will [surely] return."

43:15

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But they have attributed to Him from His servants a portion. Indeed, man is clearly ungrateful.

43:16

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Or has He taken, out of what He has created, daughters and chosen you for [having] sons?

43:17

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And when one of them is given good tidings of that which he attributes to the Most Merciful in comparison, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.

43:18

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So is one brought up in ornaments while being during conflict unevident [attributed to Allah ]?

43:19

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And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Most Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned.

43:20

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And they said, "If the Most Merciful had willed, we would not have worshipped them." They have of that no knowledge. They are not but falsifying.

43:21

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Or have We given them a book before the Qur'an to which they are adhering?

43:22

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Rather, they say, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided."

43:23

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And similarly, We did not send before you any warner into a city except that its affluent said, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are, in their footsteps, following."

43:24

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[Each warner] said, "Even if I brought you better guidance than that [religion] upon which you found your fathers?" They said, "Indeed we, in that with which you were sent, are disbelievers."

43:25

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So we took retribution from them; then see how was the end of the deniers.

43:26

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And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham said to his father and his people, "Indeed, I am disassociated from that which you worship

43:27

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Except for He who created me; and indeed, He will guide me."

43:28

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And he made it a word remaining among his descendants that they might return [to it].

43:29

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However, I gave enjoyment to these [people of Makkah] and their fathers until there came to them the truth and a clear Messenger.

43:30

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But when the truth came to them, they said, "This is magic, and indeed we are, concerning it, disbelievers."

43:31

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And they said, "Why was this Qur'an not sent down upon a great man from [one of] the two cities?"

43:32

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Do they distribute the mercy of your Lord? It is We who have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of this world and have raised some of them above others in degrees [of rank] that they may make use of one another for service. But the mercy of your Lord is better than whatever they accumulate.

43:33

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And if it were not that the people would become one community [of disbelievers], We would have made for those who disbelieve in the Most Merciful - for their houses - ceilings and stairways of silver upon which to mount

43:34

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And for their houses - doors and couches [of silver] upon which to recline

43:35

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And gold ornament. But all that is not but the enjoyment of worldly life. And the Hereafter with your Lord is for the righteous.

43:36

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And whoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful - We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion.

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