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The chiefs among them went forth saying, “Carry on, and stand firm in devotion to your gods. Certainly this is just a scheme ˹for power˺.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the eminent among them went forth, [saying], "Continue, and be patient over [the defense of] your gods. Indeed, this is a thing intended.1

Saheeh International

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We have never heard of this in the previous faith.1 This is nothing but a fabrication.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We have not heard of this in the latest religion.1 This is not but a fabrication.

Saheeh International

٨
Has the Reminder been revealed ˹only˺ to him out of ˹all of˺ us?” In fact, they are ˹only˺ in doubt of My ˹revealed˺ Reminder.1 In fact, ˹they do so because˺ they have not yet tasted My punishment.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Has the message been revealed to him out of [all of] us?" Rather, they are in doubt about My message. Rather, they have not yet tasted My punishment.

Saheeh International

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Or ˹is it because˺ they possess the treasuries of the mercy of your Lord—the Almighty, the Giver ˹of all bounties˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower?1

Saheeh International

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Or ˹is it because˺ the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in between belongs to them? Let them then climb their way ˹to heaven, if their claim is true˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend through [any] ways of access.1

Saheeh International

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This is just another ˹enemy˺ force bound for defeat out there.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[They are but] soldiers [who will be] defeated there among the companies [of disbelievers].

Saheeh International

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Before them, the people of Noah denied ˹the truth˺, as did ’Âd, Pharaoh of the mighty structures,1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The people of Noah denied before them, and [the tribe of] ʿAad and Pharaoh, the owner of stakes,1

Saheeh International

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Thamûd, the people of Lot, and the residents of the Forest.1 These were ˹all˺ enemy forces.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [the tribe of] Thamūd and the people of Lot and the companions of the thicket [i.e., people of Madyan]. Those are the companies.1

Saheeh International

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Each rejected their messenger, so My punishment was justified.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Each of them denied the messengers, so My penalty was justified.

Saheeh International

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These ˹pagans˺ are awaiting nothing but a single Blast that cannot be stopped.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And these [disbelievers] await not but one blast [of the Horn]; for it there will be no delay.1

Saheeh International

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