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M.Pickthall
33. Await they aught save that the angels should come unto them or thy Lord's command 
should come to pass? Even so did those before them. Allah wronged them not, but they 
did wrong themselves,
Yusuf Ali
33. Do the (ungodly) wait until the angels come to them or there comes the Command of 
thy Lord (for their doom)? So did those who went before them.  But Allah wronged them 
not: nay they wronged their own souls.





M.Pickthall
34. So that the evil of what they did smote them, and that which they used to mock 
surrounded them.
Yusuf Ali
34. But the evil results of their deeds overtook them and that very (Wrath) at which 
they had scoffed hemmed them in.





M.Pickthall
35. And the idolaters say: Had Allah willed, we had not worshipped aught beside Him, 
we and our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught without (command from) Him. Even so 
did those before them. Are the messengers charged with aught save plain conveyance 
(of the message)?
Yusuf Ali
35. The worshippers of false gods say: "If Allah had so willed we should not have 
worshipped aught but Him neither we nor our fathers nor should we have prescribed 
prohibitions other than His." So did those who went before them.  But what is the 
mission of apostles but to preach the Clear Message?





M.Pickthall
36. And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger, (proclaiming): Serve 
Allah and shun false gods. Then some of them (there were) whom Allah guided, and 
some of them (there were) upon whom error had just hold. Do but travel in the 
land and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers!
Yusuf Ali
36. For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle (with the Command) 
"Serve Allah and eschew Evil": of the people were some whom Allah guided and 
some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth 
and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).





M.Pickthall
37. Even if thou (O Muhammad) desirest their right guidance, still Allah 
assuredly will not guide him who misleadeth. Such have no helpers.
Yusuf Ali
37. If thou art anxious for their guidance yet Allah guideth not such as He 
leaves to stray and there is none to help them.





M.Pickthall
38. And they swear by Allah their most binding oaths (that) Allah will not raise 
up him who dieth. Nay, but it is a promise (binding) upon Him in truth, but most 
of mankind know not,
Yusuf Ali
38. They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that Allah will not raise up those 
who die: Nay but it is a promise (binding) on Him in truth: but most among mankind 
realize it not.





M.Pickthall
39. That he may explain unto them that wherein they differ, and that those who 
disbelieved may know that they were liars.
Yusuf Ali
39. (They must be raised up) in order that He may manifest to them the truth of 
that wherein they differ and that the rejecters of Truth may realize that they 
had indeed (surrendered to) Falsehood.





M.Pickthall
40. And Our word unto a thing, when We intend it, is only that We say unto it: Be! 
and it is.
Yusuf Ali
40. For to anything which We have willed We but say the Word "Be" and it is.
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