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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Ḥâ-Mĩm.

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

The revelation of this Book is from Allah—the Almighty, All-Knowing,

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

the Forgiver of sin and Accepter of repentance, the Severe in punishment, and Infinite in bounty. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. To Him ˹alone˺  is the final return.

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

None disputes the signs of Allah except the disbelievers, so do not be deceived by their prosperity throughout the land.

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Before them, the people of Noah denied ˹the truth˺, as did ˹other˺ enemy forces afterwards. Every community plotted against its prophet to seize him, and argued in falsehood, ˹hoping˺ to discredit the truth with it. So I seized them. And how ˹horrible˺ was My punishment!

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And so your Lord’s decree has been proven true against the disbelievers—that they will be the inmates of the Fire.

40:7

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Those ˹angels˺ who carry the Throne and those around it glorify the praises of their Lord, have faith in Him, and seek forgiveness for the believers, ˹praying:˺ “Our Lord! You encompass everything in ˹Your˺ mercy and knowledge. So forgive those who repent and follow Your Way, and protect them from the torment of the Hellfire.

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Our Lord! Admit them into the Gardens of Eternity which You have promised them, along with the righteous among their parents, spouses, and descendants. You ˹alone˺ are truly the Almighty, All-Wise.

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And protect them from ˹the consequences of their˺ evil deeds. For whoever You protect from the evil of their deeds on that Day will have been shown Your mercy. That is ˹truly˺ the ultimate triumph.”

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Indeed, it will be announced to the disbelievers, “Allah’s contempt for you—as you disbelieved when invited to belief—was far worse than your contempt for one another ˹Today˺.”