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So if they fail to respond to you, then know that they only follow their desires. And who could be more astray than those who follow their desires with no guidance from Allah? Surely Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Indeed, We have steadily delivered the Word ˹of Allah˺ to the people so they may be mindful.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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˹As for˺ those ˹faithful˺ to whom We had given the Scripture before this ˹Quran˺, they do believe in it.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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When it is recited to them, they declare, “We believe in it. This is definitely the truth from our Lord. We had already submitted1 ˹even˺ before this.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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These ˹believers˺ will be given a double reward for their perseverance, responding to evil with good, and for donating from what We have provided for them.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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When they hear slanderous talk, they turn away from it, saying, “We are accountable for our deeds and you for yours. Peace ˹is our only response˺ to you! We want nothing to do with those who act ignorantly.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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You surely cannot guide whoever you like ˹O Prophet˺, but it is Allah Who guides whoever He wills, and He knows best who are ˹fit to be˺ guided.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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They say ˹to the Prophet˺, “If we were to follow ˹true˺ guidance with you, we would certainly be snatched away from our land.” Have We not established for them a safe haven ˹in Mecca˺ to which fruits of all kinds are brought as a provision from Us? But most of them do not know ˹this favour˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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˹Imagine˺ how many societies We have destroyed that had been spoiled by their ˹comfortable˺ living! Those are their residences, never inhabited after them except passingly.1 And We ˹alone˺ were the Successor.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Your Lord would never destroy a society until He had sent to its capital a messenger, reciting Our revelations to them. Nor would We ever destroy a society unless its people persisted in wrongdoing.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Whatever ˹pleasure˺ you have been given is no more than ˹a fleeting˺ enjoyment and adornment of this worldly life. But what is with Allah is far better and more lasting. Will you not then understand?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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