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Some said, “We heard a young man, called Abraham, speaking ˹ill˺ of them.”

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They demanded, “Bring him before the eyes of the people, so that they may witness ˹his trial˺.”

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They asked, “Was it you who did this to our gods, O  Abraham?”

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He replied ˹sarcastically˺, “No, this one—the biggest of them—did it! So ask them, if they can talk!”

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So they came back to their senses, saying ˹to one another˺, “You yourselves are truly the wrongdoers!”

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Then they ˹quickly˺ regressed to their ˹original˺ mind-set, ˹arguing,˺ “You already know that those ˹idols˺ cannot talk.”

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He rebuked ˹them˺, “Do you then worship—instead of Allah—what can neither benefit nor harm you in any way?

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Shame on you and whatever you worship instead of Allah! Do you not have any sense?”

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They concluded, “Burn him up to avenge your gods, if you must act.”

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We ordered, “O fire! Be cool and safe for Abraham!”1

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