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the chapter of the discrimination.

The Chapter of the Discrimination[1].

(XXV. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

Blessed be He who sent down the Discrimination to His servant that he might be unto the world a warner; whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and who has not taken to Himself a son, and who has no partner in His kingdom, and created everything, and then decreed it determinately! And they take beside Him gods who create not aught, but are themselves created, and cannot control for themselves harm or profit, and cannot control death, or life, or resurrection.

5 And those who misbelieve say, ' This is nothing but a lie which he has forged, and another people hath helped him at it;' but they have wrought an injustice and a falsehood.

And they say, ‘ Old folks’ tales, which he has got written down while they are dictated to him morning and evening.’

Say, ‘ He sent it down who knows the secret in the heavens and the earth; verily, He is ever forgiving, merciful !’

And they say, ‘ What ails this prophet that he eats food and walks in the markets ? — unless there be sent down to him an angel and be a warner with him… Or there be thrown to him a treasury,

  1. In Arabic Al Furqân, which is one of the names of the Qurʼân.

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