The Ranks
Surah
As-Saf
61
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Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth glorifies Allah. For He ˹alone˺ is the Almighty, All-Wise.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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O believers! Why do you say what you do not do?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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How despicable it is in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do!

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause in ˹solid˺ ranks as if they were one concrete structure.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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˹Remember, O  Prophet,˺ when Moses said to his people, “O my people! Why do you hurt me when you already know I am Allah’s messenger to you?” So when they ˹persistently˺ deviated, Allah caused their hearts to deviate. For Allah does not guide the rebellious people.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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And ˹remember˺ when Jesus, son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel! I am truly Allah’s messenger to you, confirming the Torah which came before me, and giving good news of a messenger after me whose name will be Aḥmad.”1 Yet when the Prophet came to them with clear proofs, they said, “This is pure magic.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Who does more wrong than the one who fabricates lies about Allah when invited to submit ˹to Him˺?1 For Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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They wish to extinguish Allah’s light with their mouths, but Allah will ˹certainly˺ perfect His light, even to the dismay of the disbelievers.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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He is the One Who has sent His Messenger with ˹true˺ guidance and the religion of truth, making it prevail over all others, even to the dismay of the polytheists.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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O believers! Shall I guide you to an exchange that will save you from a painful punishment?

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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