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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

The Hour has drawn near and the moon was split ˹in two˺.1

54:2

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Yet, whenever they see a sign, they turn away,1 saying, “Same old magic!”

54:3

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

They rejected ˹the truth˺ and followed their own desires—and every matter will be settled—

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

even though the stories ˹of destroyed nations˺ that have already come to them are a sufficient deterrent.

54:5

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

˹This Quran is˺ profound ˹in˺ wisdom, but warnings are of no benefit ˹to them˺.

54:6

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

So turn away from them ˹O Prophet˺. ˹And wait for˺ the Day ˹when˺ the caller1 will summon ˹them˺ for something horrifying.2

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab

rushing towards the caller. The disbelievers will cry, “This is a difficult Day!”

54:9

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Before them, the people of Noah denied ˹the truth˺ and rejected Our servant, calling ˹him˺ insane. And he was intimidated.

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So he cried out to his Lord, “I am helpless, so help ˹me˺!”