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Now, have you considered ˹the idols of˺ Lât and ’Uzza,
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and the third one, Manât, as well?
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Do you ˹prefer to˺ have sons while ˹you attribute˺ to Him daughters?1
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Then this is ˹truly˺ a biased distribution!
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These ˹idols˺ are mere names that you and your forefathers have made up1—a practice Allah has never authorized. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions and whatever ˹their˺ souls desire, although ˹true˺ guidance has already come to them from their Lord.
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Or should every person ˹simply˺ have whatever ˹intercessors˺ they desire?1
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In fact, to Allah ˹alone˺ belongs this world and the next.
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˹Imagine˺ how many ˹noble˺ angels are in the heavens! ˹Even˺ their intercession would be of no benefit whatsoever, until Allah gives permission to whoever He wills and ˹only for the people He˺ approves.
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