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ⅩⅩⅤ, 52-63
the qurʼân.

refuse aught but to misbelieve. But, had we pleased, we would have sent in every city a warner. So obey not the unbelievers and fight strenuously with them in many a strenuous fight.

55 He it is who has let loose the two seas, this one sweet and fresh, that one bitter and pungent, and has made between them a rigorous prohibition.

And He it is who has created man from water, and has made for him blood relationship and marriage relationship ; for thy Lord is mighty.

Yet they worship beside God what can neither profit them nor harm them ; but he who misbelieves in his Lord backs up (the devil).

We have only sent thee to give glad tidings and to warn. Say, ‘ I ask you not for it a hire unless one please to take unto his Lord away[1].’ 60 And rely thou upon the Living One who dies not ; and celebrate His praise, for He knows well enough about the thoughts, of His servants. He who created the heavens and the earth, and what is between them, in six days, and then made for the throne; the Merciful One, ask concerning Him of One who is aware.

And when it is said, ‘ Adore ye the Merciful !’ they say, ‘ What is the Merciful ? shall we adore what thou dost order us ?’ and it only increases their aversion.

Blessed be He who placed in the heavens zodiacal signs, and placed therein the lamp and an illuminating moon !

And He it is who made the night and the day

  1. That is, that if a man chose to expend anything for the cause of God he can do so.