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Which is harder to create: you or the sky?1 He built it,

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Are you a more difficult creation or is the heaven? He [i.e., Allah] constructed it.

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raising it high and forming it flawlessly.

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He raised its ceiling and proportioned it.

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He dimmed its night, and brought forth its daylight.

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And He darkened its night and extracted its brightness.1

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As for the earth, He spread it out as well,1

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And after that He spread the earth.

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bringing forth its water and pastures

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He extracted from it its water and its pasture,

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and setting the mountains firmly ˹upon it˺—

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And the mountains He set firmly

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all as ˹a means of˺ sustenance for you and your animals.

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As enjoyment [i.e., provision] for you and your grazing livestock.

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