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Indeed, We sent it down on a blessed night,1 for We always warn ˹against evil˺.
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On that night every matter of wisdom is ordained
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by a command from Us, for We have always sent ˹messengers˺
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as a mercy from your Lord. He ˹alone˺ is truly the All-Hearing, All-Knowing—
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the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between, if only you had sure faith.
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There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. He ˹alone˺ gives life and causes death. ˹He is˺ your Lord, and the Lord of your forefathers.
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In fact, they are in doubt, amusing themselves.
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Wait then ˹O Prophet˺ for the day ˹when˺ the sky will be veiled in haze,1 clearly visible,
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overwhelming the people. ˹They will cry,˺ “This is a painful torment.
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Our Lord! Remove ˹this˺ torment from us, ˹and˺ we will certainly believe.”
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How can they be reminded when a messenger has already come to them, making things clear,
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then they turned away from him, saying, “A madman, taught by others!”?
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Indeed, We will remove ˹that˺ torment for a while, and you ˹Meccans˺ will return ˹to disbelief˺.
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˹Then˺ on the Day We will deal ˹you˺ the fiercest blow, We will surely inflict punishment.
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Indeed, before them We tested Pharaoh’s people: a noble messenger came to them,
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˹proclaiming,˺ “Hand over the servants of Allah to me.1 I am truly a trustworthy messenger to you.
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