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29. It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; Moreover His design

comprehended the heavens, for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments;

and of all things He hath perfect knowledge.

Section 4 (30-39)

30. Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikati innee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qaloo

atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku a


ddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika

wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoon


30. Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said:

"Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?--whilst we

do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know


31. WaAAallama adama al-asmaa kullaha thumma AAaradahum AAala almala-ikati

faqala anbi-oonee bi-asma-i haola-i in kuntum sadiqeen


31. And He taught Adam the nature of all things; then He placed them before the angels,

and said: "Tell me the nature of these if ye are right."