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And indeed, I seek refuge with my Lord and your Lord so you do not stone me ˹to death˺.
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˹But˺ if you do not believe me, then let me be.”
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Ultimately, he cried out to his Lord, “These are a wicked people!”
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˹Allah responded,˺ “Leave with My servants at night, for you will surely be pursued.
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And leave the sea parted, for they are certainly an army bound to drown.”
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˹Imagine˺ how many gardens and springs the tyrants1 left behind,
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as well as ˹various˺ crops and splendid residences,
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and luxuries which they fully enjoyed.
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So it was. And We awarded it ˹all˺ to another people.
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Neither heaven nor earth wept over them, nor was their fate delayed.
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And We certainly delivered the Children of Israel from the humiliating torment
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of Pharaoh. He was truly a tyrant, a transgressor.
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And indeed, We chose the Israelites knowingly above the others.
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And We showed them signs in which there was a clear test.
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Indeed, these ˹Meccans˺ say,
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“There is nothing beyond our first death, and we will never be resurrected.
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Bring ˹back˺ our forefathers, if what you say is true.”
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Are they superior to the people of Tubba’1 and those before them? We destroyed them ˹all˺, ˹for˺ they were truly wicked.
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We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything in between for sport.
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We only created them for a purpose, but most of these ˹pagans˺ do not know.
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