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No intercession will be of any benefit with Him, except by those granted permission by Him. ˹At last,˺ when the dread ˹of Judgment Day˺ is relieved from their hearts ˹because they are permitted to intercede˺, they will ˹excitedly˺ ask ˹the angels˺, “What has your Lord ˹just˺ said?” The angels will reply, “The truth! And He is the Most High, All-Great.”
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Ask ˹them, O  Prophet˺, “Who provides for you from the heavens and the earth?” Say, “Allah! Now, certainly one of our two groups1 is ˹rightly˺ guided; the other is clearly astray.”
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Say, “You will not be accountable for our misdeeds, nor will we be accountable for your deeds.”
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Say, “Our Lord will gather us together, then He will judge between us with the truth. For He is the All-Knowing Judge.”
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Say, “Show me those ˹idols˺ you have joined with Him as partners. No! In fact, He ˹alone˺ is Allah—the Almighty, All-Wise.”
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We have sent you ˹O Prophet˺ only as a deliverer of good news and a warner to all of humanity, but most people do not know.
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And they ask ˹the believers˺, “When will this threat come to pass, if what you say is true?”
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Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “A Day has ˹already˺ been appointed for you, which you can neither delay nor advance by a ˹single˺ moment.”
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The disbelievers vow, “We will never believe in this Quran, nor in those ˹Scriptures˺ before it.” If only you could see when the wrongdoers will be detained before their Lord, throwing blame at each other! The lowly ˹followers˺ will say to the arrogant ˹leaders˺, “Had it not been for you, we would certainly have been believers.”

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