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Indeed, We have tested those ˹Meccans˺ as We tested the owners of the garden—when they swore they would surely harvest ˹all˺ its fruit in the early morning,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

leaving no thought for Allah’s Will.1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then it was struck by a torment from your Lord while they slept,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

so it was reduced to ashes.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then by daybreak they called out to each other,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

˹saying,˺ “Go early to your harvest, if you want to pick ˹all˺ the fruit.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So they went off, whispering to one another,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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“Do not let any poor person enter your garden today.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they proceeded early, totally fixated on their purpose.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But when they saw it ˹devastated˺, they cried, “We must have lost ˹our˺ way!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

In fact, we have been deprived ˹of our livelihood˺.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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