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Indeed, We granted Moses and Aaron the standard ˹to distinguish between right and wrong˺—a light and a reminder for the righteous,
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who are in awe of their Lord without seeing Him,1 and are fearful of the Hour.
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And this ˹Quran˺ is a blessed reminder which We have revealed. Will you ˹pagans˺ then deny it?
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And indeed, We had granted Abraham sound judgment early on, for We knew him well ˹to be worthy of it˺.
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˹Remember˺ when he questioned his father and his people, “What are these statues to which you are so devoted?”
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They replied, “We found our forefathers worshipping them.”
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He responded, “Indeed, you and your forefathers have been clearly astray.”
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They asked, “Have you come to us with the truth, or is this a joke?”
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He replied, “In fact, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who created them ˹both˺. And to that I bear witness.”
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˹Then he said to himself,˺ “By Allah! I will surely plot against your idols after you have turned your backs and gone away.”
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