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except an old woman,1 who was one of the doomed.
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Then We ˹utterly˺ destroyed the rest.
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You ˹Meccans˺ certainly pass by their ruins day
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and night. Will you not then understand?
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And Jonah was indeed one of the messengers.
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˹Remember˺ when he fled to the overloaded ship.
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Then ˹to save it from sinking,˺ he drew straws ˹with other passengers˺. He lost ˹and was thrown overboard˺.
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Then the whale engulfed him while he was blameworthy.1
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Had he not ˹constantly˺ glorified ˹Allah˺,1
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he would have certainly remained in its belly until the Day of Resurrection.1
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But We cast him onto the open ˹shore˺, ˹totally˺ worn out,
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and caused a squash plant to grow over him.1
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We ˹later˺ sent him ˹back˺ to ˹his city of˺ at least one hundred thousand people,
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who then believed ˹in him˺, so We allowed them enjoyment for a while.
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Ask them ˹O Prophet˺ if your Lord has daughters,1 while the pagans ˹prefer to˺ have sons.
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Or ˹ask them˺ if We created the angels as females right before their eyes.
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Indeed, it is one of their ˹outrageous˺ fabrications to say,
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“Allah has children.” They are simply liars.
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Has He chosen daughters over sons?1
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