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ⅩⅫ, 17-26.
the qurʼân.

Jews, and the Sabæans, and the Christians, and the Magians, and those who join other gods with God, verily, God will decide between them on the resurrection day ; verily, God is witness over all.

Do they not see that God, whosoever is in the heavens adores Him, and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the beasts, and many among men, though many a one deserves the torments ?

Whomsoever God abases there is none to honour him ; verily, God does what He pleases.

20 These are two disputants[1] who dispute about their Lord, but those who misbelieve, for them are cut out garments of fire, there shall be poured over their heads boiling water, wherewith what is in their bellies shall be dissolved and their skins too, and for them are maces of iron. Whenever they desire to come forth therefrom through pain, they are sent back into it : ‘ And taste ye the torment of the burning !’

Verily, God will make those who believe and do right enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow ; they shall be bedecked therein with bracelets of gold and with pearls, and their garments therein shall be of silk, and they shall be guided to the goodly speech, and they shall be guided to the laudable way.

25 Verily, those who misbelieve and who turn men away from God’s path and the Sacred Mosque, which we have made for all men alike, the dweller therein, and the stranger, and he who desires therein profanation with injustice, we will make him taste grievous woe.

  1. Namely, the believers and the misbelievers.