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98. Why was there not a single township (among those We warned), which believed,- so

its faith should have profited it,- except the people of Jonah? When they believed, We

removed from them the penalty of ignominy in the life of the present, and permitted them

to enjoy (their life) for a while.

99. Walaw shaa rabbuka laamana man fee al-ardi kulluhum jameeAAan afaanta tukrihu



nnasa hatta yakoonoo mu/mineen


99. If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt

thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe!

100. Wama kana linafsin an tu/mina illa bi-ithni Allahi wayajAAalu a


rrijsa AAala

allatheena la yaAAqiloon


100. No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt (or

obscurity) on those who will not understand.