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The misled will say, “It was you who deluded us away from what is right.”1
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The misleaders will reply, “No! You disbelieved on your own.
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We had no authority over you. In fact, you yourselves were a transgressing people.
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The decree of our Lord has come to pass against us ˹all˺: we will certainly taste ˹the punishment˺.
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We caused you to deviate, for we ourselves were deviant.”
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Surely on that Day they will ˹all˺ share in the punishment.
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That is certainly how We deal with the wicked.
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For whenever it was said to them ˹in the world˺, “There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Allah,” they acted arrogantly
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and argued, “Should we really abandon our gods for a mad poet?”
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In fact, he came with the truth, confirming ˹earlier˺ messengers.
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You will certainly taste the painful torment,
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and will only be rewarded for what you used to do.
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But not the chosen servants of Allah.
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They will have a known provision:
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fruits ˹of every type˺.1 And they will be honoured
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in the Gardens of Bliss,
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facing each other on thrones.1
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A drink ˹of pure wine˺ will be passed around to them from a flowing stream:
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crystal-white, delicious to drink.
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It will neither harm ˹them˺, nor will they be intoxicated by it.
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And with them will be maidens of modest gaze and gorgeous eyes,
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as if they were pristine pearls.1 
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Then they will turn to one another inquisitively.1
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One of them will say, “I once had a companion ˹in the world˺

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