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But some scold their parents, “Enough with you! Are you warning me that I will be brought forth ˹from the grave˺, while many generations had already perished before me ˹for good˺?” The parents cry to Allah for help, ˹and warn their child,˺ “Pity you. Have faith! Surely Allah’s promise is true.” But the deniers insist, “This is nothing but ancient fables.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

These are the ones against whom the fate of earlier communities of jinn and humans has been justified, ˹for˺ they were truly losers.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Each ˹of the two groups˺ will be ranked according to what they have done so He may fully reward all. And none will be wronged.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

˹Watch for˺ the Day ˹when˺ the disbelievers will be exposed to the Fire. ˹They will be told,˺ “You ˹already˺ exhausted your ˹share of˺ pleasures during your worldly life, and ˹fully˺ enjoyed them. So Today you will be rewarded with the torment of disgrace for your arrogance throughout the land with no right, and for your rebelliousness.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And remember the brother of ’Ȃd, when he warned his people, who inhabited the sand-hills1—there were certainly warners before and after him—˹saying,˺ “Worship none but Allah. I truly fear for you the torment of a tremendous day.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They argued, “Have you come to turn us away from our gods? Bring us then whatever you threaten us with, if what you say is true.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He responded, “The knowledge ˹of its time˺ is only with Allah. I only convey to you what I have been sent with. But I can see that you are a people acting ignorantly.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Then when they saw the torment as a ˹dense˺ cloud approaching their valleys, they said ˹happily˺, “This is a cloud bringing us rain.” ˹But Hûd replied,˺ “No, it is what you sought to hasten: a ˹fierce˺ wind carrying a painful punishment!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

It destroyed everything by the command of its Lord, leaving nothing visible except their ruins. This is how We reward the wicked people.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, We had established them1 in a way We have not established you ˹Meccans˺. And We gave them hearing, sight, and intellect. But neither their hearing, sight, nor intellect were of any benefit to them whatsoever, since they persisted in denying Allah’s signs. And ˹so˺ they were overwhelmed by what they used to ridicule.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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