16.61 . If Allah were to take mankind to task for their wrong doing , he would not leave hereon a living creature , but He reprieveth them to an appointed term , and when their term cometh they cannot put ( it ) off an hour nor ( yet ) advance ( it ) .
16.62 . And they assign unto Allah that which they ( themselves ) dislike , and their tongues expound the lie that the better portion will be theirs . Assuredly theirs will be the Fire , and they will be abandoned .
16.63 . By Allah , We verily sent messengers unto the nations before thee , but the devil made their deeds fair seeming unto them . So be is their patron this day , and theirs will be a painful doom .
16.64 . And we have revealed the Scripture unto thee only that thou mayst explain unto them that wherein they differ , and ( as ) a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe .
16.65 . Allah sendeth down water from the sky and therewith revives the earth after her death! Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a folk whim hear .
16.66 . And lo! in the cattle there is a lesson for you . We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies , from betwixt the refuse and the blood , pure milk palatable to the drinkers .
16.67 . And of the fruits of the date palm , and grapes , whence ye derive strong drink and ( also ) good nourishment . Lo! therein , is indeed a portent for people who have sense .
16.68 . And thy Lord inspired the bee , saying : Choose thou habitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they thatch ;
16.69 . Then eat of all fruits , and follow the ways of thy Lord , made smooth ( for thee ) . There cometh forth from their bellies a drink diverse of hues , wherein is healing for mankind . Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect .
16.70 . And Allah createth you , then causeth you to die , and among you is he who is brought back to the most abject stage of life , so that be knoweth nothing after ( having had ) knowledge . Lo ! Allah is Knower , Powerful .
16.71 . And Allah hath favored some of you above others in provision . Now those who are more favored will by no means hand over their provision to those ( slaves ) whom their right hands possess , so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof . Is it then the grace of Allah that they deny?
16.72 . And Allah hath given you wives of your own kind , and hath given you , from your wives , sons and grandsons , and hath made provision of good things for you . Is it then in vanity that they believe and in the grace of Allah that they disbelieve?
16.73 . And they worship beside Allah that which owneth no provision whatsoever for them from the heavens or the earth , nor have they ( whom they worship ) any power .
16.74 . So coin not similitudes for Allah . Lo! Allah knoweth ; ye know not .
16.75 . Allah coineth a similitude : ( on the one hand ) a ( mere ) chattel slave , who hath control of nothing , and ( on the other hand ) one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us , and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly . Are they equal? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not .
16.76 . And Allah coineth a similitude Two men , one of them dumb , having control of nothing , and he is a burden on his owner ; whithersoever be directeth him to go , he bringeth no good . Is he equal with one who enjoineth justice and followeth a straight path ( of conduct ) ?
16.77 . And unto Allah belongeth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth , and the matter of the Hour ( of Doom ) is but as a winkling of the eye , or it is nearer still . Lo! Allah is Able to do all things .
16.78 . And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing , and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply ye might give thanks .
16.79 . Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air? None holdeth them save Allah . Lo! herein , verily , are portents for a people who believe .
16.80 . And Allah hath given you in your houses an abode , and hath given you ( also ) , of the hides of cattle , houses which ye find light ( to carry ) on the day of migration and on the day of pitching camp ; and of their wool and their fur and their hair , caparison and comfort for a while .
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