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supply you with wealth and children, and give you gardens as well as rivers.
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What is the matter with you that you are not in awe of the Majesty of Allah,
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when He truly created you in stages ˹of development˺?1
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Do you not see how Allah created seven heavens, one above the other,
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placing the moon within them as a ˹reflected˺ light, and the sun as a ˹radiant˺ lamp?
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Allah ˹alone˺ caused you1 to grow from the earth like a plant.
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Then He will return you to it, and then simply bring you forth ˹again˺.
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And Allah ˹alone˺ spread out the earth for you
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to walk along its spacious pathways.’”
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˹Eventually,˺ Noah cried, “My Lord! They have certainly persisted in disobeying me, and followed ˹instead˺ those ˹elite˺ whose ˹abundant˺ wealth and children only increase them in loss,
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and who have devised a tremendous plot,
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urging ˹their followers˺, ‘Do not abandon your idols—especially Wadd, Suwâ’, Yaghûth, Ya’ûq, and Nasr.’1
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Those ˹elite˺ have already led many astray. So ˹O Lord˺, only allow the wrongdoers to stray farther away.”
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So because of their sins, they were drowned, then admitted into the Fire. And they found none to help them against Allah.
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Noah had prayed, “My Lord! Do not leave a single disbeliever on earth.
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For if You spare ˹any of˺ them, they will certainly mislead Your servants, and give birth only to ˹wicked˺ sinners, staunch disbelievers.
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My Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and whoever enters my house in faith, and ˹all˺ believing men and women. And increase the wrongdoers only in destruction.”
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