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 Post subject: Verses 57:20-21
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 08:21 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 57:20-21
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2013, 19:31 
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{57:20} Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children - like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from God and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion.

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{57:20} Know that [this] the nearest life is only play and dalliance and adornment and boasting between yourselves and amassing of wealth and children - like the example of a relieving rain whose herbage pleases the farmers; then it flares up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes debris. And in the Hereafter is severe torment and forgiveness from God and approval. And [this] the nearest life is not but the enjoyment of delusion.

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{57:21} Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in God and His messengers. That is the bounty of God which He gives to whom He wills, and God is the possessor of great bounty.

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{57:21} Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who have believed in God and His messengers. That is the bounty of God [which] He gives to whom He wills, and God is the One with great bounty.

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