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XXIII, 87-102. THE CHAPTER OF BELIEVERS. 7 1 They will say, ' Gods/ Say, ' Do ye not then mind ? ' Say, 'Who is Lord of the seven heavens, and Lord of the mighty throne?' They will say, * God/ Say, ' Do ye not then fear ?' [90] Say, 'In whose hand is the dominion of every- thing; He succours but is not succoured, — if ye did but know ?' They will say, ' God's/ Say, * Then how can ye be so infatuated ?' Nay, we have brought them the truth, but, verily, they are liars ! God never took a son, nor was there ever any god with Him ; — then each god would have gone off with what he had created, and some would have exalted themselves over others, — celebrated be His praises above what they attribute (to Him) ! He who knows the unseen and the visible, exalted be He above what they join with Him ! [95] Say, ' My Lord ! if Thou shouldst show me what they are threatened, — my Lord! then place me not amongst the unjust people/ Repel evil by what is better 1 . We know best what they attribute (to thee). And say, ' My Lord ! I seek refuge in Thee from the incitings of the devils ; [100] and I seek refuge in Thee from their presence !' Until when death comes to any one of them he says, ' My Lord ! send ye me back 2 , haply I may do right in that which I have left!'

I. e. by doing good for evil, provided that the cause of Isl&m 

suffers nothing from it.

I. e. back to life. The plural is used ' by way of respect/ say 

the commentators.