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ⅩⅨ, 89-ⅩⅩ, 5.
the qurʼân.

(herds) to water! 90 They shall not possess intercession, save he who has taken a compact with the Merciful.

They say, 'The Merciful has taken to Himself a son :' — ye have brought a monstrous thing ! The heavens well-nigh burst asunder thereat, and the earth is riven, and the mountains fall down broken, that they attribute to the Merciful a son! but it becomes not the Merciful to take to Himself a son ! there is none in the heavens or the earth but comes to the Merciful as a servant; He counts them and numbers them by number, 95 and they are all coming to Him on the resurrection day singly.

Verily, those who believe and act aright, to them the Merciful will give love.

We have only made it easy for thy tongue that thou mayest thereby give glad tidings to the pious, and warn thereby a contentious people.

How many a generation before them have we destroyed ? Canst thou find any one of them, or hear a whisper of them ?

The Chapter of T. H.

(ⅩⅩ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

T. H. We have not sent down this Qurʼân to thee that thou shouldst be wretched; only as a reminder to him who fears — descending from Him who created the earth and the high heavens, the Merciful settled on the throne! 5 His are what