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ⅩⅧ, 100-110.
the qurʼân.

100 And we will set forth hell on that day before the misbelievers, whose eyes were veiled from my Reminder, and who were unable to hear. What ! did those who misbelieve reckon that they could take my servants for patrons beside me ? Verily, we have prepared hell for the misbelievers to alight in !

Say, ‘ Shall we inform you of those who lose most by their works ? those who erred in their endeavours after the life of this world, and who think they are doing good deeds.’

105 Those who misbelieve in the signs of their Lord and in meeting Him, vain are their works ; and we will not give them right weight on the resurrection day. That is their reward, — hell ! for that they misbelieved and took my signs and my apostles as a mockery.

Verily, those who believe and act aright, for them are gardens of Paradise[1] to alight in, to dwell therein for aye, and they shall crave no change therefrom.

Say, ‘ Were the sea ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would surely fail before the words of my Lord fail ; aye, though we brought as much ink again !’

110 Say, ‘ I am only a mortal like yourselves ; I am inspired that your God is only one God. Then let him who hopes to meet his Lord act righteous acts, and join none in the service of his Lord.’

  1. Here the Persian word Firdâus is used, which has supplied the name to the abode of the blessed in so many languages.