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M.Pickthall
1. Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath appointed 
darkness and light. Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals unto their Lord.
Yusuf Ali
1. Praise be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and 
the light.  Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal with their Guardian-Lord.





M.Pickthall
2. He it is Who hath created you from clay, and hath decreed a term for you. A term is 
fixed with Him. Yet still ye doubt!
Yusuf Ali
2. He it is who created you from clay and then decreed a stated term (for you).  And 
there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!.





M.Pickthall
3. He is Allah in the heavens and in the earth. He knoweth both your secret and your 
utterance, and He knoweth what ye earn
Yusuf Ali.
3. And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth.  He knoweth what ye hide and what ye 
reveal and He knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds).





M.Pickthall
4. Never came there unto them a revelation of the revelations of Allah but they did 
turn away from it.
Yusuf Ali
4. But never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach them but they turned 
away therefrom.





M.Pickthall
5. And they denied the truth when it came unto them. But there will come unto them the 
tidings of that which they used to deride.
Yusuf Ali
5. And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall they learn the 
reality of what they used to mock at.





M.Pickthall
6. See they not how many a generation We destroyed before them, whom We had established 
in the earth more firmly than We have established you, and We shed on them abundant 
showers from the sky, and made the rivers flow beneath them. Yet We destroyed them for 
their sins, and created after them another generation
Yusuf Ali
6. See they not how many of those before them We did destroy? Generations We had 
established on the earth in strength such as We have not given to you for whom We poured 
out rain from the skies in abundance and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their 
(feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them and raised in their wake fresh generations 
(to succeed them).





M.Pickthall
7. Had we sent down unto thee (Muhammad) (actual) writing upon parchment, so that they 
could feel it with their hands, those who disbelieve would have said: This is naught 
else than mere magic.
Yusuf Ali
7. If We had sent unto thee a written (Message) on parchment so that they could touch 
it with their hands the unbelievers would have been sure to say: "This is nothing but 
obvious magic!"





M.Pickthall
8. They say: Why hath not an angel been sent down unto him? If We sent down an angel, 
then the matter would be judged; no further time would be allowed them (for reflection).
Yusuf Ali
8. They say: "Why is not an angel sent down to him?"  If We did send down an angel 
the matter would be settled at once and no respite would be granted them.





M.Pickthall
9. Had We appointed an angel (Our messenger), We assuredly had made him (as) a man 
(that he might speak to men); and (thus) obscured for them (the truth) they (now) obscure.
Yusuf Ali
9. If We had made it an angel We should have sent him as a man and We should certainly 
have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with confusion.





M.Pickthall
10. Messengers (of Allah) have been derided before thee, but that whereat they scoffed 
surrounded such of them as did deride.
Yusuf Ali
10. Mocked were (many) Apostles before thee; but the scoffers were hemmed in by the 
thing that they mocked.
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