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41 DISTINGUISHED (1 – 22)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Ha Mim

A sending down from the All-merciful, the All-compassionate. A Book whose signs have been distinguished as an Arabic Koran for a people having knowledge, good tidings to bear, and warning, but most of them have turned away, and do not give ear. They say, ‘Our hearts are veiled from what thou callest us to, and in our ears is a heaviness, and between us and thee there is a veil; so act; we are acting!’ 5Say: ‘I am only a mortal, like you are. To me it has been revealed that your God is One God; so go straight with Him, and ask for His forgiveness; and woe to the idolaters who pay not the alms, and disbelieve in the world to come. Surely those who believe, and do righteous deeds shall have a wage unfailing.’

Say: ‘What, do you disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days, and do you set up compeers to Him? That is the Lord of all Being. And He set therein firm mountains over it, and He blessed it, and He ordained therein its diverse sustenance in four days, equal to those who ask. 10Then He lifted Himself to heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth, “Come willingly, or unwillingly!” They said, “We come willingly.” So He determined them as seven heavens in two days, and revealed its commandment in every heaven.’ And We adorned the lower heaven with lamps, and to preserve; that is the ordaining of the All-mighty, the All-knowing. But if they turn away, then say, ‘I warn you of a thunderbolt like to the thunderbolt of Ad and Thamood.’ When the Messengers came unto them from before them and from behind them, saying, ‘Serve none but God,’ they said, ‘Had our Lord willed, surely He would have sent down angels; so we disbelieve in the Message you were sent with.’ As for Ad, they waxed proud in the earth without right, and they said, ‘Who is stronger than we in might?’ What, did they not see that God, who created them, was stronger than they in might? And they denied Our signs. 15Then We loosed against them a wind clamorous in days of ill fortune, that We might let them taste the chastisement of degradation in the present life; and the chastisement of the world to come is even more degrading, and they shall not be helped. As for Thamood, We guided them, but they preferred blindness above guidance, so the thunderbolt of the chastisement of humiliation seized them for that they were earning. And We delivered those who believed and were godfearing.

Upon the day when God's enemies are mustered to the Fire, duly disposed, till when they are come to it, their hearing, their eyes and their skins bear witness against them concerning what they have been doing, 20and they will say to their skins, ‘Why bore you witness against us?’ They shall say, ‘God gave us speech, as He gave everything speech. He created you the first time, and unto Him you shall be returned. Not so did you cover yourselves, that your hearing, your eyes and your skins should not bear witness against you; but you thought that God would never know much of the things that you were working. That then, the thought you thought about your Lord, has destroyed you, and therefore you find yourselves this morning among the losers.’

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