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40. FaAAasa rabbee an yu/tiyani khayran min jannatika wayursila AAalayha husbanan

mina a


ssama-i fatusbiha saAAeedan zalaqa


40. "It may be that my Lord will give me something better than thy garden, and that He

will send on thy garden thunderbolts (by way of reckoning) from heaven, making it (but)

slippery sand!-

41. Aw yusbiha maoha ghawran falan tastateeAAa lahu talaba


41. "Or the water of the garden will run off underground so that thou wilt never be able to

find it."

42. Waoheeta bithamarihi faasbaha yuqallibu kaffayhi AAala ma anfaqa feeha wahiya

khawiyatun AAala AAurooshiha wayaqoolu ya laytanee lam oshrik birabbee ahada


42. So his fruits (and enjoyment) were encompassed (with ruin), and he remained

twisting and turning his hands over what he had spent on his property, which had (now)

tumbled to pieces to its very foundations, and he could only say, "Woe is me! Would I

had never ascribed partners to my Lord and Cherisher!"