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Relate to them in truth ˹O Prophet˺ the story of Adam’s two sons—how each offered a sacrifice: Abel’s offering was accepted while Cain’s was not. So Cain threatened, “I will kill you!” His brother replied, “Allah only accepts ˹the offering˺ of the sincerely devout.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And recite to them the story of Adam's two sons, in truth, when they both made an offering [to Allah], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], "I will surely kill you." Said [the former], "Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him].

— Saheeh International

If you raise your hand to kill me, I will not raise mine to kill you, because I fear Allah—the Lord of all worlds.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

If you should raise your hand toward me to kill me - I shall not raise my hand toward you to kill you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.

— Saheeh International

I want to let you bear your sin against me along with your other sins, then you will be one of those destined to the Fire. And that is the reward of the wrongdoers.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, I want you to obtain [thereby] my sin and your sin so you will be among the companions of the Fire. And that is the recompense of wrongdoers."

— Saheeh International

Yet Cain convinced himself to kill his brother, so he killed him—becoming a loser.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And his soul permitted to him1 the murder of his brother, so he killed him and became among the losers.

— Saheeh International

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Then Allah sent a crow digging ˹a grave˺ in the ground ˹for a dead crow˺, in order to show him how to bury the corpse of his brother. He cried, “Alas! Have I ˹even˺ failed to be like this crow and bury the corpse of my brother?” So he became regretful.1 

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then Allah sent a crow searching [i.e., scratching] in the ground to show him how to hide the disgrace1 of his brother. He said, "O woe to me! Have I failed to be like this crow and hide the disgrace [i.e., body] of my brother?" And he became of the regretful.

— Saheeh International

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