Verse 72:11

وَّاَنَّا مِنَّا الصّٰلِحُوۡنَ وَمِنَّا دُوۡنَ ذٰلِكَ​ؕ كُنَّا طَرَآٮِٕقَ قِدَدًا ۙ‏

(The nomads continued their conversation), 'And some of us are righteous and others are far from that, and we follow varying paths.

Verse 72:12

وَّاَنَّا ظَنَنَّاۤ اَنۡ لَّنۡ نُّعۡجِزَ اللّٰهَ فِى الۡاَرۡضِ وَلَنۡ نُّعۡجِزَهٗ هَرَبًا ۙ‏

Verse 72:13

وَّاَنَّا لَمَّا سَمِعۡنَا الۡهُدٰٓى اٰمَنَّا بِهٖ​ ؕ فَمَنۡ يُّؤۡمِنۡۢ بِرَبِّهٖ فَلَا يَخَافُ بَخۡسًا وَّلَا رَهَقًا ۙ‏

And as soon as we heard the Enlightenment, we believed in it. And whoever chooses to be graced with belief in his Lord, need not fear a diminished return, nor unfairness.

Verse 72:14

وَّاَنَّا مِنَّا الۡمُسۡلِمُوۡنَ وَمِنَّا الۡقٰسِطُوۡنَ​ؕ فَمَنۡ اَسۡلَمَ فَاُولٰٓٮِٕكَ تَحَرَّوۡا رَشَدًا‏

And some of us have submitted (to God) while there are others who make compromises (between the right and wrong). Those who submit (to God), they have found the path to right guidance.

Verse 72:15

وَاَمَّا الۡقٰسِطُوۡنَ فَكَانُوۡا لِجَهَنَّمَ حَطَبًا ۙ‏

And those who make compromises (between the right and wrong,) they are but fuel for the Hell.'

Verse 72:16

وَّاَنْ لَّوِ اسۡتَقَامُوۡا عَلَى الطَّرِيۡقَةِ لَاَسۡقَيۡنٰهُمۡ مَّآءً غَدَقًا ۙ‏

(Such was their conversation.) If they take an unwavering stand on the Highest Discipline, We will shower them with abundant bounties. [Tareeqah = Layer upon layer arranged in great harmony = Discipline = The Way = Course. At-Tareeqah = The Highest Discipline = Divine revelation. Maa = Water, heavenly blessings = Bounties]

Verse 72:17

لِّنَفۡتِنَهُمۡ فِيۡهِ​ ؕ وَمَنۡ يُّعۡرِضۡ عَنۡ ذِكۡرِ رَبِّهٖ يَسۡلُكۡهُ عَذَابًا صَعَدًا ۙ‏

That We may test them (let them try their own mettle) thereby. And whoever turns away from his Lord's Reminder, He will cause him to undergo an everincreasing retribution. [20:124]

Verse 72:18

وَّاَنَّ الۡمَسٰجِدَ لِلّٰهِ فَلَا تَدۡعُوۡا مَعَ اللّٰهِ اَحَدًا ۙ‏

And the Masjids, one and all, belong to God alone. ([Adoration and submission are due to none but God.) So, do not call upon anyone along with God. [Masjids = Mosques = Places to hold congregations = Collective acts of submission = Community Centers = Ways of adoration = Obedience of Divine Commands = Centers of administering the Divine System. 9:17]

Verse 72:19

وَّاَنَّهٗ لَمَّا قَامَ عَبۡدُ اللّٰهِ يَدۡعُوۡهُ كَادُوۡا يَكُوۡنُوۡنَ عَلَيۡهِ لِبَدًا ؕ‏

Yet whenever a servant of God stands up with invitation to Him, they crowd on him in hostility. [22:72]

Verse 72:20

قُلۡ اِنَّمَاۤ اَدۡعُوۡا رَبِّىۡ وَلَاۤ اُشۡرِكُ بِهٖۤ اَحَدًا‏

Say, 'I call upon my Lord alone and associate no one with Him' [I do not heed religious 'authorities']

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