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26. Walaqad makkannahum feema in makkannakum feehi wajaAAalna lahum samAAan

waabsaran waaf-idatan fama aghna AAanhum samAAuhum wala absaruhum wala af-

idatuhum min shay-in ith kanoo yajhadoona bi-ayati Allahi wahaqa bihim ma kanoo bihi



26. And We had firmly established them in a (prosperity and) power which We have not

given to you (ye Quraish!) and We had endowed them with (faculties of) hearing, seeing,

heart and intellect: but of no profit to them were their (faculties of) hearing, sight, and

heart and intellect, when they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah. and they were

(completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at!

Section 4 (27-35)

27. Walaqad ahlakna ma hawlakum mina alqura wasarrafna al-ayati laAAallahum



27. We destroyed aforetime populations round about you; and We have shown the Signs

in various ways, that they may turn (to Us).