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Then We raised another generation after them,
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and sent to them a messenger from among themselves, ˹declaring,˺ “Worship Allah ˹alone˺. You have no god other than Him. Will you not then fear ˹Him˺?”
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But the chiefs of his people—who disbelieved, denied the meeting ˹with Allah˺ in the Hereafter, and were spoiled by the worldly luxuries We had provided for them—said ˹to the masses˺, “This is only a human like you. He eats what you eat, and drinks what you drink.
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And if you ˹ever˺ obey a human like yourselves, then you would certainly be losers.
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Does he promise you that once you are dead and reduced to dust and bones, you will be brought forth ˹alive˺?
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Impossible, simply impossible is what you are promised!
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There is nothing beyond our worldly life. We die, others are born, and none will be resurrected.
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He is no more than a man who has fabricated a lie about Allah, and we will never believe in him.”
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The messenger prayed, “My Lord! Help me, because they have denied ˹me˺.”
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Allah responded, “Soon they will be truly regretful.”
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Then the ˹mighty˺ blast overtook them with justice, and We reduced them to rubble. So away with the wrongdoing people!
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