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55 THE ALL-MERCIFUL (16 – 45)

Lord of the Two Easts, Lord of the Two Wests, O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?

He let forth the two seas that meet together, 20between them a barrier they do not overpass. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? From them come forth the pearl and the coral. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? His too are the ships that run, raised up in the sea like landmarks. 25O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?

All that dwells upon the earth is perishing, yet still abides the Face of thy Lord, majestic, splendid. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth implore Him; every day He is upon some labour. 30O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?

We shall surely attend to you at leisure, you weight and you weight! O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? O tribe of jinn and of men, if you are able to pass through the confines of heaven and earth, pass through them! You shall not pass through except with an authority. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? 35Against you shall be loosed a flame of fire, and molten brass; and you shall not be helped. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? And when heaven is split asunder, and turns crimson like red leather— O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? on that day none shall be questioned about his sin, neither man nor jinn. 40O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? The sinners shall be known by their mark, and they shall be seized by their forelocks and their feet. O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny? This is Gehenna, that sinners cried lies to; they shall go round between it and between hot, boiling water. 45O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?

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