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45. But We raised up (new) generations, and long were the ages that passed over them;

but thou wast not a dweller among the people of Madyan, rehearsing Our Signs to them;

but it is We Who send apostles (with inspiration).

46. Wama kunta bijanibi a


ttoori ith nadayna walakin rahmatan min rabbika litunthira

qawman ma atahum min natheerin min qablika laAAallahum yatathakkaroon


46. Nor wast thou at the side of (the Mountain of) Tur when we called (to Moses). Yet

(art thou sent) as Mercy from thy Lord, to give warning to a people to whom no warner

had come before thee: in order that they may receive admonition.

47. Walawla an tuseebahum museebatun bima qaddamat aydeehim fayaqooloo rabbana

lawla arsalta ilayna rasoolan fanattabiAAa ayatika wanakoona mina almu/mineen


47. If (We had) not (sent thee to the Quraish),--in case a calamity should seize them for

(the deeds) that their hands have sent forth, they might say: "Our Lord! why didst Thou

not sent us an apostle? We should then have followed Thy Signs and been amongst those

who believe!"