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25 SALVATION (22 – 46)

And We sent not before thee any Envoys, but that they ate food, and went in the markets; and We appointed some of you to be a trial for others: ‘Will you endure?’ Thy Lord is ever All-seeing. Say those who look not to encounter Us, ‘Why have the angels not been sent down on us, or why see we not our Lord?’ Waxed proud they have within them, and become greatly disdainful.

Upon the day that they see the angels, no good tidings that day for the sinners; they shall say, ‘A ban forbidden!’ 25We shall advance upon what work they have done, and make it a scattered dust. The inhabitants of Paradise that day, better shall be their lodging, fairer their resting-place. Upon the day that heaven is split asunder with the clouds and the angels are sent down in majesty, the Kingdom that day, the true Kingdom, shall belong to the All-merciful, and it shall be a day harsh for the unbelievers. Upon the day the evildoer shall bite his hands, saying, ‘Would that I had taken a way along with the Messenger! 30Alas, would that I had not taken So-and-so for a friend! He indeed led me astray from the Remembrance, after it had come to me; Satan is ever a forsaker of men.’

The Messenger says, ‘O my Lord, behold, my people have taken this Koran as a thing to be shunned.’ Even so We have appointed to every Prophet an enemy among the sinners; but thy Lord suffices as a guide and as a helper. The unbelievers say, ‘Why has the Koran not been sent down upon him all at once?’ Even so, that We may strengthen thy heart thereby, and We have chanted it very distinctly. 35They bring not to thee any similitude but that We bring thee the truth, and better in exposition. Those who shall be mustered to Gehenna upon their faces—they shall be worse in place, and gone further astray from the way.

We gave Moses the Book, and appointed with him his brother Aaron as minister and We said, ‘Go to the people who have cried lies to Our signs’; then We destroyed them utterly. And the people of Noah, when they cried lies to the Messengers, We drowned them, and made them to be a sign to mankind; and We have prepared for the evildoers a painful chastisement. 40And Ad, and Thamood, and the men of Er-Rass, and between that generations a many— for each We struck similitudes, and each We ruined utterly. Surely they have come by the city that was rained on by an evil rain; what, have they not seen it? Nay, but they look for no upraising. And when they see thee, they take thee in mockery only: ‘What, is this he whom God sent forth as a Messenger? Wellnigh he had led us astray from our gods, but that we kept steadfast to them.’ Assuredly they shall know, when they see the chastisement, who is further astray from the way. 45Hast thou seen him who has taken his caprice to be his god? Wilt thou be a guardian over them? Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle; nay, they are further astray from the way.

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