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And put forward to them a similitude; the (story of the) dwellers of the town, [It is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya)], when there came Messengers to them. (13) when We sent unto them two men, but they cried them lies, so We sent a third as reinforcement. They said, 'We are assuredly Envoys unto you. (14) They said, “You are nothing but mortals like us; the Most Gracious has not sent down anything you are nothing but liars.” (15) They said: our Lord knoweth that we are surely unto you the sent ones. (16) And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of the message). (17) They answered: 'We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painful punishment from us will befall you' (18) The Messengers said, "This ill omen lies within yourselves. Will you then take heed? In fact, you are a transgressing people." (19) Then, from the furthest part of the city, a man came running. He said, "My people, follow the messengers. (20) Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided. (21) “And what is the matter with me that I should not worship Him Who created me, whereas it is towards Him that you are to return?” (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) Surely in that case I should indeed be in evident error. (24) I believe in your Lord, so hear me' (25) It was said, "Enter Paradise." He said, "I wish my people could know (26) Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and made me of the honored ones! (27) ۞ We did not send an army against his people from the heaven after his death nor did We need to send one. (28) It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him! (30) Do they not see how many of the generations We have destroyed before them? Verily, they will not return to them. (31) And surely all, every one of them, shall be brought before Us. (32)
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Hizb 45
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