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and when the stars fall down,
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and when the mountains are blown away,
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and when pregnant camels are left untended,1
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and when wild beasts are gathered together,1
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and when the seas are set on fire,1
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and when the souls ˹and their bodies˺ are paired ˹once more˺,
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and when baby girls, buried alive, are asked
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for what crime they were put to death,1
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and when the records ˹of deeds˺ are laid open,
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and when the sky is stripped away,
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and when the Hellfire is fiercely flared up,
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and when Paradise is brought near—
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˹on that Day˺ each soul will know what ˹deeds˺ it has brought along.
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I do swear by the receding stars
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which travel and hide,1
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and the night as it falls
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and the day as it breaks!1
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Indeed, this ˹Quran˺ is the Word of ˹Allah delivered by Gabriel,˺ a noble messenger-angel,
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full of power, held in honour by the Lord of the Throne,
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obeyed there ˹in heaven˺, and trustworthy.
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And your fellow man1 is not insane.
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And he did see that ˹angel˺ on the clear horizon,1
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and he does not withhold ˹what is revealed to him of˺ the unseen.
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And this ˹Quran˺ is not the word of an outcast devil.1
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So what ˹other˺ path would you take?
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Surely this ˹Quran˺ is only a reminder to the whole world—
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to whoever of you wills to take the Straight Way.
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But you cannot will ˹to do so˺, except by the Will of Allah, the Lord of all worlds.

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