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˹Will we be returned to life,˺ when we are dead and reduced to dust? Such a return is impossible.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

When we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]? That is a distant [i.e., unlikely] return."

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We certainly know what the earth consumes of them ˹after their death˺, and with us is a well-preserved Record.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We know what the earth diminishes [i.e., consumes] of them, and with Us is a retaining record.

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In fact, they reject the truth when it has come to them, so they are in a confused state.1 

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition.

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Have they not then looked at the sky above them: how We built it and adorned it ˹with stars˺, leaving it flawless?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?

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As for the earth, We spread it out and placed upon it firm mountains, and produced in it every type of pleasant plant—

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind,

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˹all as˺ an insight and a reminder to every servant who turns ˹to Allah˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].

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And We send down blessed rain from the sky, bringing forth gardens and grains for harvest,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest

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and towering palm trees ˹loaded˺ with clustered fruit,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers -

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˹as˺ a provision for ˹Our˺ servants. And with this ˹rain˺ We revive a lifeless land. Similar is the emergence ˹from the graves˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the emergence [i.e., resurrection].

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Before them, the people of Noah denied ˹the truth,˺ as did the people of the Water-pit,1 Thamûd,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The people of Noah denied before them,1 and the companions of the well2 and Thamūd

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