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And of mankind are some who say: we believe in Allah and in the Last Day: whereas they are not believers. (8) They wish to deceive Allah and the believers; and in fact they deceive none except themselves and they do not have any understanding. (9) A sickness exists in their hearts to which God adds more sickness. Besides this, they will suffer a painful punishment as a result of the lie which they speak. (10) And when it said unto them: act not corruptly on the earth, they say: we are but reconcilers. (11) Now surely they themselves are the mischief makers, but they do not perceive. (12) When it is said to them, 'Believe as the people believe', they say, 'Shall we believe, as fools believe?' Truly, they are the foolish ones, but they do not know. (13) And when they meet those who believe, they say: We believe; and when they are alone with their Shaitans, they say: Surely we are with you, we were only mocking. (14) God will requite them for their mockery, and draw them on, for a while, to wander blindly in their insolence. (15) These are they who buy error for the right direction, so their bargain shall bring no gain, nor are they the followers of the right direction. (16) Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see. (17) Deaf, dumb, and blind, they shall never return. (18) or as a cloudburst out of heaven in which is darkness, and thunder, and lightning -- they put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps, fearful of death; and God encompasses the unbelievers; (19) The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them. As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkeneth against them they stand still. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is able to do all things. (20)
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