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Is it you who create ˹a child out of˺ it, or is it We Who do so?
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We have ordained death for ˹all of˺ you, and We cannot be prevented
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from transforming and recreating you in forms unknown to you.
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You already know how you were first created. Will you not then be mindful?
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Have you considered what you sow?
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Is it you who cause it to grow, or is it We Who do so?
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If We willed, We could simply reduce this ˹harvest˺ to chaff, leaving you to lament,
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“We have truly suffered a ˹great˺ loss.
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In fact, we have been deprived ˹of our livelihood˺.”
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Have you considered the water you drink?
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Is it you who bring it down from the clouds, or is it We Who do so?
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If We willed, We could make it salty. Will you not then give thanks?
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Have you considered the fire you kindle?1
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Is it you who produce its trees, or is it We Who do so?
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We have made it ˹as˺ a reminder ˹of the Hellfire˺ and a provision for the travellers.
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So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Greatest.
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So I do swear by the positions of the stars—
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and this, if only you knew, is indeed a great oath—
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