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24. Or shall man have what he coveteth?
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24. Nay shall man have (just) anything he hankers after?

25. But unto Allah belongeth the after (life), and the former.
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25. But it is to Allah that the End and the Beginning (of all things) belong.

26. And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught save after 
Allah giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth!
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26. How many so ever be the angels in the heavens their intercession will avail nothing 
except after Allah has given leave for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him.

27. Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names 
of females.
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27. Those who believe not in the Hereafter name the angels with female names.

28. And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! a guess can 
never take the place of the truth.
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28. But they have no knowledge therein.  They follow nothing but conjecture; and 
conjecture avails nothing against Truth.

29. Then withdraw (O Muhammad) from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth 
but the life of the world.
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29. Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the 
life of this world.

30. Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth, 
and He is best aware of him who goeth right.
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30. That is as far as knowledge will reach them.  Verily thy Lord knoweth best those 
who stray from His path and He knoweth best those who receive guidance.

31. And unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, 
that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done, and reward those 
who do good with goodness.
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31. Yea to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth; so that He rewards 
those who do evil according to their deeds and He rewards those who do good with what 
is best.

32. Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations, save the unwilled offences (for 
them) lo! thy Lord is of vast mercy. He is best aware of you (from the time) when He 
created you from the earth, and when ye were hidden in the bellies of your mothers. 
Therefor ascribe not purity unto yourselves. He is best aware of him who wardeth off 
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32. Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds.  Only (falling into) small faults 
verily thy Lord is ample in forgiveness.  He knows you well when He brings you out of 
the earth and when ye are hidden in your mother's wombs therefore justify not yourselves.  
He knows best who it is that guards against evil.
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