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˹But˺ they rejected all of Our signs, so We seized them with the ˹crushing˺ grip of the Almighty, Most Powerful.
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Now, are you ˹Meccan˺ disbelievers superior to those ˹destroyed peoples˺? Or have you ˹been granted˺ immunity ˹from punishment˺ in divine Books?
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Or do they say, “We are all ˹a˺ united ˹front˺, bound to prevail.”?
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˹Soon˺ their united front will be defeated and ˹forced to˺ flee.1
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Better yet, the Hour is their appointed time—and the Hour will be most catastrophic and most bitter.
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Indeed, the wicked are ˹entrenched˺ in misguidance, and ˹are bound for˺ blazes.
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On the Day they will be dragged into the Fire on their faces, ˹they will be told,˺ “Taste the touch of Hell!”1
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Indeed, We have created everything, perfectly preordained.
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