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Give them ˹O Prophet˺ an example of two men. To ˹the disbelieving˺ one We gave two gardens of grapevines, which We surrounded with palm trees and placed ˹various˺ crops in between.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And present to them an example of two men: We granted to one of them two gardens of grapevines, and We bordered them with palm trees and placed between them [fields of] crops.

— Saheeh International

Each garden yielded ˹all˺ its produce, never falling short. And We caused a river to flow between them.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Each of the two gardens produced its fruit and did not fall short thereof in anything. And We caused to gush forth within them a river.

— Saheeh International

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And he had other resources1 ˹as well˺. So he boasted to a ˹poor˺ companion of his, while conversing with him, “I am greater than you in wealth and superior in manpower.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And he had fruit, so he said to his companion while he was conversing with him, "I am greater than you in wealth and mightier in [numbers of] men."

— Saheeh International

And he entered his property, while wronging his soul, saying, “I do not think this will ever perish,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself.1 He said, "I do not think that this will perish - ever.

— Saheeh International

nor do I think the Hour will ˹ever˺ come. And if in fact I am returned to my Lord, I will definitely get a far better outcome than ˹all˺ this.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And I do not think the Hour will occur. And even if I should be brought back to my Lord, I will surely find better than this as a return."

— Saheeh International

His ˹believing˺ companion replied, while conversing with him, “Do you disbelieve in the One Who created you from dust,1 then ˹developed you˺ from a sperm-drop, then formed you into a man?

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

His companion said to him while he was conversing with him, "Have you disbelieved in He who created you from dust and then from a sperm-drop and then proportioned you [as] a man?

— Saheeh International

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But as for me: He is Allah, my Lord, and I will never associate anyone with my Lord ˹in worship˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But as for me, He is Allah, my Lord, and I do not associate with my Lord anyone.

— Saheeh International

If only you had said, upon entering your property, ‘This is what Allah has willed! There is no power except with Allah!’ Even though you see me inferior to you in wealth and offspring,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, 'What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah'? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,

— Saheeh International

perhaps my Lord will grant me ˹something˺ better than your garden, and send down upon your garden a thunderbolt from the sky, turning it into a barren waste.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

It may be that my Lord will give me [something] better than your garden and will send upon it a [disastrous] penalty from the sky, and it will become a smooth, dusty ground,

— Saheeh International

Or its water may sink ˹into the earth˺, and then you will never be able to seek it out.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or its water will become sunken [into the earth], so you would never be able to seek it."

— Saheeh International

And so all his produce was ˹totally˺ ruined, so he started to wring his hands for all he had spent on it, while it had collapsed on its trellises. He cried, “Alas! I wish I had never associated anyone with my Lord ˹in worship˺!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And his fruits were encompassed [by ruin], so he began to turn his hands about [in dismay] over what he had spent on it, while it had collapsed upon its trellises, and said, "Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone."1

— Saheeh International

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