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There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. He ˹alone˺ gives life and causes death. ˹He is˺ your Lord, and the Lord of your forefathers.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death. [He is] your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers.

Saheeh International

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In fact, they are in doubt, amusing themselves.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But they are in doubt, amusing themselves.

Saheeh International

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Wait then ˹O Prophet˺ for the day ˹when˺ the sky will be veiled in haze,1 clearly visible,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then watch for the Day when the sky will bring a visible smoke

Saheeh International

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overwhelming the people. ˹They will cry,˺ “This is a painful torment.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Covering the people; this is a painful torment.

Saheeh International

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Our Lord! Remove ˹this˺ torment from us, ˹and˺ we will certainly believe.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[They will say], "Our Lord, remove from us the torment; indeed, we are believers."

Saheeh International

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How can they be reminded when a messenger has already come to them, making things clear,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

How will there be for them a reminder [at that time]? And there had come to them a clear Messenger.

Saheeh International

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then they turned away from him, saying, “A madman, taught by others!”?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then they turned away from him and said, "[He was] taught [and is] a madman."

Saheeh International

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Indeed, We will remove ˹that˺ torment for a while, and you ˹Meccans˺ will return ˹to disbelief˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, We will remove the torment for a little. Indeed, you [disbelievers] will return [to disbelief].

Saheeh International

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˹Then˺ on the Day We will deal ˹you˺ the fiercest blow, We will surely inflict punishment.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution.

Saheeh International

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Indeed, before them We tested Pharaoh’s people: a noble messenger came to them,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And We had already tried before them the people of Pharaoh, and there came to them a noble messenger [i.e., Moses],

Saheeh International

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