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Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

30. The Byzantines (46 – 60)

46Another of His signs is that He sends out the winds bearing good news, giving you a taste of His grace, making the ships sail at His command, enabling you to [journey in] search of His bounty so that you may be grateful. 47Before you [Muhammad], We sent messengers, each to their own people: they brought them clear proofs and then We punished the evildoers. We make it Our duty to help the believers. 48It is God who sends out the winds; they stir up the clouds; He spreads them over the skies as He pleases; He makes them break up and you see the rain falling from them. See how they rejoice when He makes it fall upon whichever of His servants He wishes,49though before it is sent they may have lost all hope. 50Look, then, at the imprints of God's mercy, how He restores the earth to life after death: this same God is the one who will return people to life after death—He has power over all things. 51Yet they will continue in their disbelief, even if We send a [scorching] wind and they see their crops turn yellow. 52You [Prophet] cannot make the dead hear and you cannot make the deaf hear your call when they turn their backs and leave; 53you cannot lead the blind out of their error: the only ones you can make hear you are those who believe in Our revelations and devote themselves [to Us]. 54It is God who creates you weak, then gives you strength, then weakness after strength, together with your grey hair: He creates what He will; He is the All Knowing, the All Powerful.

55On the Day the Hour comes, the guilty will swear they lingered no more than an hour—they have always been deluded—56but those endowed with knowledge and faith will say, ‘In accordance with God's decree, you actually lingered till the Day of Resurrection: this is the Day of Resurrection, yet you did not know.’ 57On that Day the evildoers’ excuses will be of no use to them: they will not be allowed to make amends.

58In this Qurʾan We have set every kind of illustration before people, yet if you [Prophet] brought them a miracle, the disbelievers would still say, ‘You [prophets] deal only in falsehood.’ 59In this way God seals the hearts of those who do not know,60so be patient, for God's promise is true: do not let those with no firm beliefs discourage you.

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