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Say, “Keep waiting! I too am waiting with you.”

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Or do their ˹intelligent˺ minds prompt them to this ˹paradox˺?1 Or are they ˹just˺ a transgressing people?

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Or do they say, “He made this ˹Quran˺ up!”? In fact, they have no faith.

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Let them then produce something like it, if what they say is true!1

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Or were they created by nothing, or are they ˹their own˺ creators?

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Or did they create the heavens and the earth? In fact, they have no firm belief ˹in Allah˺.

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Or do they possess the treasuries of your Lord, or are they in control ˹of everything˺?

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Or do they have a stairway, by which they eavesdrop ˹on the heavens˺? Then let those who do so bring a compelling proof.

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Or does He have daughters ˹as you claim˺, while you ˹prefer to˺ have sons?1

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Or are you ˹O Prophet˺ asking them for a reward ˹for the message˺ so that they are overburdened by debt?

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