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ⅩⅫ, 65-75.
the qurʼân.

die, then will He quicken you again — verily, man is indeed ungrateful.

For every nation have we made rites which they observe ; let them not then dispute about the matter, but call upon thy Lord ; verily, thou art surely in a right guidance !

But if they wrangle with thee, say, ‘ God best knows what ye do.’

God shall judge between them on the resurrection day concerning that whereon they disagreed.

Didst thou not know that God knows what is in the heavens and the earth ? verily, that is in a book ; verily, that for God is easy.

70 And they serve beside God what He has sent down no power for, and what they have no knowledge of; but the wrong-doers shall have none to help them.

When our signs are read to them manifest, thou mayest recognise in the faces of those who misbelieve disdain ; they well-nigh rush at those who recite to them our signs. Say, ‘ Shall I inform you of something worse than that for you, the Fire which God has promised to those who misbelieve ? an evil journey shall it be !’

O ye folk ! a parable is struck out for you, so listen to it. Verily, those on whom ye call beside God could never create a fly if they all united together to do it, and if the fly should despoil them of aught they could not snatch it away from it — weak is both the seeker and the sought.

They do not value God at His true value ; verily, God is powerful, mighty.

God chooses apostles of the angels and of men ; verily, God hears and sees. 75 He knows what is