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As for those who commit evil, the reward of an evil deed is its equivalent. Humiliation will cover them—with no one to protect them from Allah—as if their faces were covered with patches of the night’s deep darkness. It is they who will be the residents of the Fire. They will be there forever.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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˹Consider˺ the Day We will gather them all together then say to those who associated others ˹with Allah in worship˺, “Stay in your places—you and your associate-gods.” We will separate them from each other, and their associate-gods will say, “It was not us that you worshipped!

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Allah is sufficient as a Witness between each of us that we were totally unaware of your worship.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Then and there every soul will face ˹the consequences of˺ what it had done. They all will be returned to Allah—their True Master. And whatever ˹gods˺ they fabricated will fail them.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Ask ˹them, O  Prophet˺, “Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Who owns ˹your˺ hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? And who conducts every affair?” They will ˹surely˺ say, “Allah.” Say, “Will you not then fear ˹Him˺?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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That is Allah—your True Lord. So what is beyond the truth except falsehood? How can you then be turned away?”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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And so your Lord’s decree has been proven true against the rebellious—that they will never believe.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Ask ˹them, O  Prophet˺, “Can any of your associate-gods originate creation and then resurrect it?” Say, “˹Only˺ Allah originates creation and then resurrects it. How can you then be deluded ˹from the truth˺?”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Ask ˹them, O  Prophet˺, “Can any of your associate-gods guide to the truth?” Say, “˹Only˺ Allah guides to the truth.” Who then is more worthy to be followed: the One Who guides to the truth or those who cannot find the way unless guided? What is the matter with you? How do you judge?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Most of them follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions. ˹And˺ surely assumptions can in no way replace the truth. Allah is indeed All-Knowing of what they do.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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