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They are those who have lost their ownselves, and their invented false deities will vanish from them.

Certainly, they are those who will be the greatest losers in the Hereafter.

Verily, those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and humble themselves (in repentance and obedience) before their Lord, - they will be dwellers of Paradise to dwell therein forever.

The likeness of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and the hearer. Are they equal when compared? Will you not then take heed?

And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people (and he said):"I have come to you as a plain warner."

"That you worship none but Allah, surely, I fear for you the torment of a painful Day."

The chiefs of the disbelievers among his people said:"We see you but a man like ourselves, nor do we see any follow you but the meanest among us and they (too) followed you without thinking. And we do not see in you any merit above us, in fact we think you are liars."

He said:"O my people! Tell me, if I have a clear proof from my Lord, and a Mercy (Prophethood, etc.) has come to me from Him, but that (Mercy) has been obscured from your sight. Shall we compel you to accept it (Islamic Monotheism) when you have a strong hatred for it?

"And O my people! I ask of you no wealth for it, my reward is from none but Allah. I am not going to drive away those who have believed. Surely, they are going to meet their Lord, but I see that you are a people that are ignorant.

"And O my people! Who will help me against Allah, if I drove them away? Will you not then give a thought?

"And I do not say to you that with me are the Treasures of Allah,"Nor that I know the Ghaib (unseen);"nor do I say I am an angel, and I do not say of those whom your eyes look down upon that Allah will not bestow any good on them. Allah knows what is in their inner-selves (as regards belief, etc.). In that case, I should, indeed be one of the Zalimun (wrong-doers, oppressors, etc.)."

They said:"O Nuh (Noah)! You have disputed with us and much have you prolonged the dispute with us, now bring upon us what you threaten us with, if you are of the truthful."

He said:"Only Allah will bring it (the punishment) on you, if He will, and then you will escape not.

"And my advice will not profit you, even if I wish to give you good counsel, if Allah"s Will is to keep you astray. He is your Lord! and to Him you shall return."

Or they (the pagans of Makkah) say:"He (Muhammad SAW) has fabricated it (the Quran)." Say:"If I have fabricated it, upon me be my crimes, but I am innocent of (all) those crimes which you commit."

And it was inspired to Nuh (Noah):"None of your people will believe except those who have believed already. So be not sad because of what they used to do.

"And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Inspiration, and address Me not on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned."

And as he was constructing the ship, whenever the chiefs of his people passed by him, they made a mockery of him. He said:"If you mock at us, so do we mock at you likewise for your mocking.

"And you will know who it is on whom will come a torment that will cover him with disgrace and on whom will fall a lasting torment."

(So it was) till then there came Our Command and the oven gushed forth (water like fountains from the earth). We said:"Embark therein, of each kind two (male and female), and your family, except him against whom the Word has already gone forth, and those who believe. And none believed with him, except a few."