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and the night as it conceals it!
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And by heaven and ˹the One˺ Who built it,
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and the earth and ˹the One˺ Who spread it!
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And by the soul and ˹the One˺ Who fashioned it,
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then with ˹the knowledge of˺ right and wrong inspired it!
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Successful indeed is the one who purifies their soul,
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and doomed is the one who corrupts it!
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Thamûd rejected ˹the truth˺ out of arrogance,
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when the most wicked of them was roused ˹to kill the she-camel˺.
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But the messenger of Allah warned them, “˹Do not disturb˺ Allah’s camel and her ˹turn to˺ drink!”
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Still they defied him and slaughtered her. So their Lord crushed them for their crime, levelling all to the ground.1
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He has no fear of consequences.
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