Those blind ˹to the truth˺ and those who can see are not equal,
nor are the darkness and the light,
nor the ˹scorching˺ heat and the ˹cool˺ shade.1
Nor are the dead and the living equal. Indeed, Allah ˹alone˺ makes whoever He wills hear, but you ˹O Prophet˺ can never make those in the graves hear ˹your call˺.
You are only a warner.
We have surely sent you with the truth as a deliverer of good news and a warner. There is no community that has not had a warner.1
If they deny you, so did those before them. Their messengers came to them with clear proofs, divine Books, and enlightening Scriptures.1
Then I seized those who persisted in disbelief. How severe was My response!
Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky with which We bring forth fruits of different colours? And in the mountains are streaks of varying shades of white, red, and raven black;
just as people, living beings, and cattle are of various colours as well. Of all of Allah’s servants, only the knowledgeable ˹of His might˺ are ˹truly˺ in awe of Him. Allah is indeed Almighty, All-Forgiving.
Surely those who recite the Book of Allah, establish prayer, and donate from what We have provided for them—secretly and openly—˹can˺ hope for an exchange that will never fail,
so that He will reward them in full and increase them out of His grace. He is truly All-Forgiving, Most Appreciative.
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