So We inflicted punishment upon them. See then what was the fate of the deniers!
˹Remember, O  Prophet˺ when Abraham declared to his father and his people, “I am totally free of whatever ˹gods˺ you worship,
except the One Who originated me, and He will surely guide me.”
And he left this enduring declaration among his descendants, so they may ˹always˺ turn back ˹to Allah˺.1 
In fact, I had allowed enjoyment for these ˹Meccans˺ and their forefathers, until the truth came to them along with a messenger making things clear.
˹But˺ when the truth came to them, they said, “This is magic, and we totally reject it.”
And they exclaimed, “If only this Quran was revealed to a great man from ˹one of˺ the two cities!”1
Is it they who distribute your Lord’s mercy? We ˹alone˺ have distributed their ˹very˺ livelihood among them in this worldly life and raised some of them in rank above others so that some may employ others in service. ˹But˺ your Lord’s mercy is far better than whatever ˹wealth˺ they amass.
Were it not that people might ˹be tempted to˺ become one community ˹of disbelievers˺, We would have supplied the homes of ˹only˺ those who disbelieve in the Most Compassionate with silver roofs and ˹silver˺ stairways to ascend,

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