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Or have We given them any Book before this (the Quran), to which they are holding fast?

Nay! They say:"We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we guide ourselves by their footsteps."

And similarly, We sent not a warner before you (O Muhammad SAW) to any town (people) but the luxurious ones among them said:"We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we will indeed follow their footsteps."

(The warner) said:"Even if I bring you better guidance than that which you found your fathers following?" They said:"Verily, We disbelieve in that with which you have been sent."

So We took revenge of them, then see what was the end of those who denied (Islamic Monotheism).

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father and his people:"Verily, I am innocent of what you worship,

"Except Him (i.e. I worship none but Allah Alone) Who did create me, and verily, He will guide me."

And he made it [i.e. La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone)] a Word lasting among his offspring (True Monotheism), that they may turn back (i.e. to repent to Allah or receive admonition).

Nay, but I gave (the good things of this life) to these (polytheists) and their fathers to enjoy, till there came to them the truth (the Quran), and a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) making things clear.

And when the truth (this Quran) came to them, they (the disbelievers in this Quran) said:"This is magic, and we disbelieve therein."

And they say:"Why is not this Quran sent down to some great man of the two towns (Makkah and Ta"if)?"

Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of your Lord? It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in this world, and We raised some of them above others in ranks, so that some may employ others in their work. But the Mercy (Paradise) of your Lord (O Muhammad SAW) is better than the (wealth of this world) which they amass.

And were it not that all mankind would have become of one community (all disbelievers, desiring worldly life only), We would have provided for those who disbelieve in the Most Beneficent (Allah), silver roofs for their houses, and elevators (and stair-ways, etc. of silver) whereby they ascend,

And for their houses, doors (of silver), and thrones (of silver) on which they could recline,

And adornments of gold. Yet all this (i.e. the roofs, doors, stairs, elevators, thrones etc. of their houses) would have been nothing but an enjoyment of this world. And the Hereafter with your Lord is only for the Muttaqun.

And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan - devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him.

And verily, they (Satans / devils) hinder them from the Path (of Allah), but they think that they are guided aright!

Till, when (such a one) comes to Us, he says [to his Qarin (Satan / devil companion)]"Would that between me and you were the distance of the two easts (or the east and west)" a worst (type of) companion (indeed)!

It will profit you not this Day (O you who turn away from Allah"s remembrance and His worship, etc.) as you did wrong, (and) that you will be sharers (you and your Qarin) in the punishment.

Can you (O Muhammad SAW) make the deaf to hear, or can you guide the blind or him who is in manifest error?