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They kept repeating their cry until We mowed them down, ˹leaving them˺ lifeless.1 
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We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything in between for sport.
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Had We intended to take ˹some˺ amusement, We could have found it in Our presence, if that had been Our Will.
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In fact, We hurl the truth against falsehood, leaving it crushed, and it quickly vanishes. And woe be to you for what you claim!1
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To Him belong all those in the heavens and the earth. And those nearest to Him are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they tire.
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They glorify ˹Him˺ day and night, never wavering.
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Or have they taken gods from the earth, who can raise the dead?
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Had there been other gods besides Allah in the heavens or the earth, both ˹realms˺ would have surely been corrupted. So Glorified is Allah, Lord of the Throne, far above what they claim.
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He cannot be questioned about what He does, but they will ˹all˺ be questioned.
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Or have they taken other gods besides Him? Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Show ˹me˺ your proof. Here is ˹the Quran,˺ the Reminder for those with me; along with ˹earlier Scriptures,˺ the Reminder for those before me.”1 But most of them do not know the truth, so they turn away.

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