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ⅩⅪ, 93-103.
the qurʼân.

But they cut up their affair amongst themselves ; they all shall return to us ; and he who acts aright, and he who is a believer, there is no denial of his efforts, for, verily, we will write them down for him.

95 There is a ban upon a city which we have destroyed that they shall not return, until Yâgûg and Mâgûg are let out[1], and they from every hummock[2] shall glide forth.

And the true promise draws nigh, and lo ! they are staring — the eyes of those who misbelieve ! O, woe is us ! we were heedless of this, nay, we were wrong-doers !

Verily, ye, and what ye serve beside God, shall be the pebbles of hell[3], to it shall ye go down !

Had these been God’s they would not have gone down thereto : but all shall dwell therein for aye ; 100 for them therein is groaning, but they therein shall not be heard.

Verily, those for whom the good (reward) from us was fore-ordained, they from it shall be kept far away ; they shall not hear the slightest sound thereof, and they in what their souls desire shall dwell for aye. The greatest terror shall not grieve them ; and the angels shall meet them, (saying), ‘ This is your day which ye were promised !’

    ‘ religion,’ regarding the various nations and generations as each professing and representing a particular faith, and means that the religion preached to the Meccans was the same as that preached to their followers by the various prophets who are mentioned in this chapter.

  1. See p. 25.
  2. ʿHadab, some read gadath, ‘ grave.’
  3. See Part Ⅰ, p. 4, l. 1.