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Sura 67: The Kingdom
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Qur'an 67:1[edit]

Blessed is He in whose hand is the sovereignty, and Who has power over everything.

Qur'an 67:1 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:2[edit]

He who created death and life—to test you—as to which of you is better in conduct. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.

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Qur'an 67:3[edit]

He who created seven heavens in layers. You see no discrepancy in the creation of the Compassionate. Look again. Can you see any cracks?

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Qur'an 67:4[edit]

Then look again, and again, and your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted.

Qur'an 67:4 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:5[edit]

We have adorned the lower heaven with lanterns, and made them missiles against the devils; and We have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.

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Qur'an 67:6[edit]

For those who reject their Lord, there is the torment of Hell. What an evil destination!

Qur'an 67:6 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:7[edit]

When they are thrown into it, they will hear it roaring, as it seethes.

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Qur'an 67:8[edit]

It almost bursts with fury. Every time a batch is thrown into it, its keepers will ask them, “Has no warner come to you?”

Qur'an 67:8 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:9[edit]

They will say, “Yes, a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved, and said, ‘God did not send down anything; you are very much mistaken.’”

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Qur'an 67:10[edit]

And they will say, “Had we listened or reasoned, we would not have been among the inmates of the Blaze.”

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Qur'an 67:11[edit]

So they will acknowledge their sins. So away with the inmates of the Blaze.

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Qur'an 67:12[edit]

As for those who fear their Lord in secret—for them is forgiveness and a great reward.

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Qur'an 67:13[edit]

Whether you keep your words secret, or declare them—He is Aware of the inner thoughts.

Qur'an 67:13 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:14[edit]

Would He not know, He Who created? He is the Refined, the Expert.

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Qur'an 67:15[edit]

It is He who made the earth manageable for you, so travel its regions, and eat of His provisions. To Him is the Resurgence.

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Qur'an 67:16[edit]

Are you confident that the One in heaven will not cause the earth to collapse beneath you as it spins?

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Qur'an 67:17[edit]

Or are you confident that the One in Heaven will not unleash against you a violent storm? Then you will know what My warning is like.

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Qur'an 67:18[edit]

Those before them also denied the truth; and how was My disapproval?

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Qur'an 67:19[edit]

Have they not seen the birds above them, spreading their wings, and folding them? None holds them except the Compassionate. He is Perceiver of everything.

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Qur'an 67:20[edit]

Or who is this who is a force for you to protect you against the Compassionate? The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion.

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Qur'an 67:21[edit]

Or who is this that will provide for you, if He withholds His provision? Yet they persist in defiance and aversion.

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Qur'an 67:22[edit]

Is he who walks bent on his own design better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path?

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Qur'an 67:23[edit]

Say, “It is He who produced you; and made for you the hearing, and the vision, and the organs. But rarely do you give thanks.”

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Qur'an 67:24[edit]

Say, “It is He who scattered you on earth, and to Him you will be rounded up.”

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Qur'an 67:25[edit]

And they say, “When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful?”

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Qur'an 67:26[edit]

Say, “Knowledge is with God, and I am only a clear warner.”

Qur'an 67:26 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:27[edit]

But when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn gloomy, and it will be said, “This is what you used to call for.”

Qur'an 67:27 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 67:28[edit]

Say, “Have you considered? Should God make me perish, and those with me; or else He bestows His mercy on us; who will protect the disbelievers from an agonizing torment?”

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Qur'an 67:29[edit]

Say, “He is the Compassionate. We have faith in Him, and in Him we trust. Soon you will know who is in evident error.”

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Qur'an 67:30[edit]

Say, “Have you considered? If your water drains away, who will bring you pure running water?”

Qur'an 67:30 Notes[edit]