169. Fakhalafa min baAAdihim khalfun warithoo alkitaba ya/khuthoona AAarada hatha
al-adna wayaqooloona sayughfaru lana wa-in ya/tihim AAaradun mithluhu ya/khuthoohu
alam yu/khath AAalayhim meethaqu alkitabi an la yaqooloo AAala Allahi illa alhaqqa
wadarasoo ma feehi wa
ddaru al-akhiratu khayrun lillatheena yattaqoona afala
169. After them succeeded an (evil) generation: They inherited the Book, but they chose
(for themselves) the vanities of this world, saying (for excuse): "(Everything) will be
forgiven us." (Even so), if similar vanities came their way, they would (again) seize them.
Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them, that they would not ascribe to God
anything but the truth? and they study what is in the Book. But best for the righteous is
the home in the Hereafter. Will ye not understand?
llatheena yumassikoona bi
lkitabi waaqamoo a
ssalata inna la nudeeAAu ajra
170. As to those who hold fast by the Book and establish regular prayer,- never shall We
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