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

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Alif, Lam, Meem, Sad.

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[This is] a Book revealed to you, [O Muhammad] - so let there not be in your breast distress therefrom - that you may warn thereby and as a reminder to the believers.

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Follow, [O mankind], what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow other than Him any allies. Little do you remember.

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And how many cities have We destroyed, and Our punishment came to them at night or while they were sleeping at noon.

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And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "Indeed, we were wrongdoers!"

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Then We will surely question those to whom [a message] was sent, and We will surely question the messengers.

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Then We will surely relate [their deeds] to them with knowledge, and We were not [at all] absent.

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And the weighing [of deeds] that Day will be the truth. So those whose scales are heavy - it is they who will be the successful.

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And those whose scales are light - they are the ones who will lose themselves for what injustice they were doing toward Our verses.

7:10

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And We have certainly established you upon the earth and made for you therein ways of livelihood. Little are you grateful.

7:11

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And We have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated.

7:12

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[ Allah ] said, "What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?" [Satan] said, "I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay."

7:13

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[ Allah ] said, "Descend from Paradise, for it is not for you to be arrogant therein. So get out; indeed, you are of the debased.

7:14

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[Satan] said, "Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected."

7:15

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[ Allah ] said, "Indeed, you are of those reprieved."

7:16

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[Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path.

7:17

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Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]."

7:18

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[ Allah ] said, "Get out of Paradise, reproached and expelled. Whoever follows you among them - I will surely fill Hell with you, all together."

7:19

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And "O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat from wherever you will but do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers."

7:20

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But Satan whispered to them to make apparent to them that which was concealed from them of their private parts. He said, "Your Lord did not forbid you this tree except that you become angels or become of the immortal."

7:21

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And he swore [by Allah ] to them, "Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors."

7:22

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So he made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the tree, their private parts became apparent to them, and they began to fasten together over themselves from the leaves of Paradise. And their Lord called to them, "Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you that Satan is to you a clear enemy?"

7:23

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They said, "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers."

7:24

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[ Allah ] said, "Descend, being to one another enemies. And for you on the earth is a place of settlement and enjoyment for a time."

7:25

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He said, "Therein you will live, and therein you will die, and from it you will be brought forth."

7:26

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O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness - that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.

7:27

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O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe.

7:28

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And when they commit an immorality, they say, "We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has ordered us to do it." Say, "Indeed, Allah does not order immorality. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?"

7:29

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Say, [O Muhammad], "My Lord has ordered justice and that you maintain yourselves [in worship of Him] at every place [or time] of prostration, and invoke Him, sincere to Him in religion." Just as He originated you, you will return [to life] -

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A group [of you] He guided, and a group deserved [to be in] error. Indeed, they had taken the devils as allies instead of Allah while they thought that they were guided.

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