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Yusuf AliSad: By the Qur´an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth).
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Yusuf AliBut the Unbelievers (are steeped) in self-glory and Separatism.
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Yusuf AliHow many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved!
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Yusuf AliSo they wonder that a Warner has come to them from among themselves! and the Unbelievers say, "This is a sorcerer telling lies!
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Yusuf Ali"Has he made the gods (all) into one Allah? Truly this is a wonderful thing!"
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Yusuf AliAnd the leader among them go away (impatiently), (saying), "Walk ye away, and remain constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against you)!
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Yusuf Ali"We never heard (the like) of this among the people of these latter days: this is nothing but a made-up tale!"
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Yusuf Ali"What! has the Message been sent to him - (Of all persons) among us?"...but they are in doubt concerning My (Own) Message! Nay, they have not yet tasted My Punishment!
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Yusuf AliOr have they the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord,- the Exalted in Power, the Grantor of Bounties without measure?
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Yusuf AliOr have they the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between? If so, let them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end)!
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Yusuf AliBut there - will be put to flight even a host of confederates.
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Yusuf AliBefore them (were many who) rejected messengers,- the people of Noah, and ´Ad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes,
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Yusuf AliAnd Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the Confederates.
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Yusuf AliNot one (of them) but rejected the messengers, but My punishment came justly and inevitably (on them).
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Yusuf AliThese (today) only wait for a single mighty Blast, which (when it comes) will brook no delay.
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Yusuf AliThey say: "Our Lord! hasten to us our sentence (even) before the Day of Account!"
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Yusuf AliHave patience at what they say, and remember our servant David, the man of strength: for he ever turned (to Allah).
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Yusuf AliIt was We that made the hills declare, in unison with him, Our Praises, at eventide and at break of day,
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Yusuf AliAnd the birds gathered (in assemblies): all with him did turn (to Allah).
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Yusuf AliWe strengthened his kingdom, and gave him wisdom and sound judgment in speech and decision.