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11 HOOD (1 – 20)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Alif Lam Ra

A Book whose verses are set clear, and then distinguished, from One All-wise, All-aware: ‘Serve you none but God’ (I am to you a warner from Him and a bearer of good tidings) and: ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord, then repent to Him, and He will give you fair enjoyment unto a term stated, and He will give of His bounty to every man of grace. But if you should turn your backs I fear for you the chastisement of a mighty day;to God shall you return; He is powerful over everything.’

5Behold, they fold their breasts, to hide them from Him; behold,when they wrap themselves in their garments He knows what they secrete and what they publish; surely He knows all the thoughts within the breasts. No creature is there crawling on the earth, but its provision rests on God; He knows its lodging-place and its repository. All is in a Manifest Book. And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and His Throne was upon the waters— that He might try you, which one of you is fairer in works.

10And if thou sayest, ‘You shall surely be raised up after death,’ the unbelievers will say, ‘This is naught but a manifest sorcery.’ And if We postpone the chastisement from them till a reckoned moment they will say ‘What is detaining it?’ Surely, the day it shall come to them, it shall not be turned aside from them, and they shall be encompassed by that they mocked at. And if We let a man taste mercy from Us, and then We wrest it from him, he is desperate, ungrateful. But if We let him taste prosperity after hardship that has visited him, he will say, ‘The evils have gone from me’; behold, he is joyous, boastful— save such as are patient, and do deeds of righteousness; for them awaits forgiveness and a mighty wage.

15Perchance thou art leaving part of what is revealed to thee, and thy breast is straitened by it, because they say, ‘Why has a treasure not been sent down upon him, or an angel not come with him?’ Thou art only a warner; and God is a Guardian over everything. Or do they say, ‘He has forged it’? Say: ‘Then bring you ten suras the like of it, forged; and call upon whom you are able, apart from God, if you speak truly.’ Then, if they do not answer you, know that it has been sent down with God's knowledge, and that there is no god but He. So have you surrendered?

Whoso desires the present life and its adornment, We will pay them in full for their works therein, and they shall not be defrauded there; those are they for whom in the world to come there is only the Fire; their deeds there will have failed, and void will be their works. 20And what of him who stands upon a clear sign from his Lord, and a witness from Him recites it, and before him is the Book of Moses for an ensample and a mercy? Those believe in it; but whosoever disbelieves in it, being one of the partisans, his promised land is the Fire. So be thou not in doubt of it; it is the truth from thy Lord, but most men do not believe.

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