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We did not send any soldiers from the heavens against his people after his death, nor did We need to.
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All it took was one ˹mighty˺ blast, and they were extinguished at once.
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Oh pity, such beings! No messenger ever came to them without being mocked.
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Have the deniers not considered how many peoples We destroyed before them who never came back to life again?
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Yet they will all be brought before Us.
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There is a sign for them in the dead earth: We give it life, producing grain from it for them to eat.
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And We have placed in it gardens of palm trees and grapevines, and caused springs to gush forth in it,
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so that they may eat from its fruit, which they had no hand in making. Will they not then give thanks?
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Glory be to the One Who created all ˹things in˺ pairs—˹be it˺ what the earth produces, their genders, or what they do not know!
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There is also a sign for them in the night: We strip from it daylight, then—behold!—they are in darkness.
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The sun travels for its fixed term. That is the design of the Almighty, All-Knowing.
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As for the moon, We have ordained ˹precise˺ phases for it, until it ends up like an old, curved palm stalk.
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It is not for the sun to catch up with the moon,1 nor does the night outrun the day. Each is travelling in an orbit of their own.

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