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Did you not see how your Lord dealt with ’Ȃd—
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˹the people˺ of Iram—with ˹their˺ great stature,
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unmatched in any other land;
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and Thamûd who carved ˹their homes into˺ the rocks in the ˹Stone˺ Valley;
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and the Pharaoh of mighty structures?1
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They all transgressed throughout the land,
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spreading much corruption there.
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So your Lord unleashed on them a scourge of punishment.1
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˹For˺ your Lord is truly vigilant.
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Now, whenever a human being is tested by their Lord through ˹His˺ generosity and blessings, they boast, “My Lord has ˹deservedly˺ honoured me!”
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But when He tests them by limiting their provision, they protest, “My Lord has ˹undeservedly˺ humiliated me!”
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Absolutely not! In fact, you are not ˹even˺ gracious to the orphan,
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nor do you urge one another to feed the poor.
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And you devour ˹others’˺ inheritance greedily,1
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and love wealth fervently.
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Enough! When the earth is entirely crushed over and over,
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and your Lord comes ˹to judge˺ with angels, rank upon rank,
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and Hell is brought forth on that Day—this is when every ˹disbelieving˺ person will remember ˹their own sins˺. But what is the use of remembering then?

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