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Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

67. Controla Or ‘Sovereignty’. (23 – 30)

23Say [Prophet], ‘It is He who brought you into being, He who endowed you with hearing, sight, and understanding—what small thanks you give!’ 24Say, ‘It is He who scattered you throughout the earth, He to whom you will be gathered.’ 25They say, ‘If what you say is true, when will this promise be fulfilled?’ 26Say, ‘God alone has knowledge of this: my only duty is to give clear warning.’ 27When they see it close at hand, the disbelievers' faces will be gloomy, and it will be said, ‘This is what you were calling for.’ 28Say, ‘Just think— regardless of whether God destroys me and my followersa Reports state that the Meccans were hoping that the Prophet would die, so that they could be rid of him once and for all. or has mercy on us—who will protect the disbelievers from an agonizing torment?’ 29Say, ‘He is the Lord of Mercy; we believe in Him; we put our trust in Him. You will come to know in time who is in obvious error.’ 30Say, ‘Just think: if all your water were to sink deep into the earth who could give you flowing water in its place?’

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a Or ‘Sovereignty’.

a Reports state that the Meccans were hoping that the Prophet would die, so that they could be rid of him once and for all.

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