The Cattle
Surah
Al-An'am
06
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All praise is for Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and made darkness and light.1 Yet the disbelievers set up equals to their Lord ˹in worship˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[All] praise is [due] to Allah, who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord.

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He is the One Who created you from clay,1 then appointed a term ˹for your death˺ and another known only to Him ˹for your resurrection˺—yet you continue to doubt!

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

It is He who created you from clay and then decreed a term1 and a specified time [known] to Him;2 then [still] you are in dispute.

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He is the Only True God in the heavens and the earth. He knows whatever you conceal and whatever you reveal, and knows whatever you do.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And He is Allah, [the only deity] in the heavens and the earth. He knows your secret and what you make public, and He knows that which you earn.

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Whenever a sign comes to them from their Lord, they turn away from it.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And no sign comes to them from the signs of their Lord except that they turn away therefrom.

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They have indeed rejected the truth when it came to them, so they will soon face the consequences of their ridicule.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but there is going to reach them the news of what they used to ridicule.1

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Have they not seen how many ˹disbelieving˺ peoples We destroyed before them? We had made them more established in the land than you. We sent down abundant rain for them and made rivers flow at their feet. Then We destroyed them for their sins and replaced them with other peoples.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them which We had established upon the earth as We have not established you? And We sent [rain from] the sky upon them in showers and made rivers flow beneath them; then We destroyed them for their sins and brought forth after them a generation of others.

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Had We sent down to you ˹O Prophet˺ a revelation in writing and they were to touch it with their own hands, the disbelievers would still have said, “This is nothing but pure magic!”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And even if We had sent down to you, [O Muḥammad], a written scripture on a page and they touched it with their hands, the disbelievers would say, "This is not but obvious magic."

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They say, “Why has no ˹visible˺ angel come with him?” Had We sent down an angel, the matter would have certainly been settled ˹at once˺,1 and they would have never been given more time ˹to repent˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they say, "Why was there not sent down to him an angel?"1 But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have been decided;2 then they would not be reprieved.

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And if We had sent an angel, We would have certainly made it ˹assume the form of˺ a man—leaving them more confused than they already are.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And if We had made him [i.e., the messenger] an angel, We would have made him [appear as] a man, and We would have covered them with that in which they cover themselves [i.e., confusion and doubt].

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˹Other˺ messengers had already been ridiculed before you ˹O Prophet˺, but those who mocked them were overtaken by what they used to ridicule.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And already were messengers ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by that which they used to ridicule.

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