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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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We certainly destroyed the societies around you after having varied the signs so perhaps they would return ˹to the Right Path˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Why then did those ˹idols˺ they took as gods—hoping to get closer ˹to Him˺—not come to their aid? Instead, they failed them. That is ˹the result of˺ their lies and their fabrications.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

˹Remember, O  Prophet,˺ when We sent a group of jinn your way to listen to the Quran. Then, upon hearing it, they said ˹to one another˺, “Listen quietly!” Then when it was over, they returned to their fellow jinn as warners.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They declared, “O our fellow jinn! We have truly heard a scripture revealed after Moses, confirming what came before it. It guides to the truth and the Straight Way.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

O  our fellow jinn! Respond to the caller of Allah and believe in him, He will forgive your sins and protect you from a painful punishment.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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