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ⅩⅩⅩⅨ, 73-ⅩⅬ, 6
the qurʼân.

so enter in to dwell for aye !’ and they shall say, ‘ Praise be to God, who hath made good His promise to us, and hath given us the earth to inherit ! We establish ourselves in Paradise wherever we please ; and goodly is the reward of those who work !’

75 And thou shalt see the angels circling round about the throne, celebrating the praise of their Lord ; and it shall be decided between them in truth ; and it shall be said, ‘ Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds !’

The Chapter of the Believer.

(ⅩⅬ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

ʿ H. M. The sending down of the Book from God, the mighty, the knowing, the forgiver of sin and accepter of repentance, keen at punishment, long-suffering ! there is no god but He ! to whom the journey is !

None wrangle concerning the signs of God but those who misbelieve; then let not their going to and fro in the cities deceive thee.

5 The people of Noah before them called the prophets liars ; and the confederates after them ; and every nation schemed against their Apostle to catch him. And they wrangled with falsehood that they might refute the truth thereby, but I seized them, and how was my punishment !

Thus was the sentence of thy Lord due against those who misbelieved, that they are the fellows of the Fire !