Lake Maggiore -  divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and                Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino // Shot by Juliana Mourisca

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أَفَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي تَوَلَّىٰ

Have you then seen him who turns his back?

وَأَعْطَىٰ قَلِيلًا وَأَكْدَىٰ

And gives a little and (then) withholds.

أَعِندَهُ عِلْمُ الْغَيْبِ فَهُوَ يَرَىٰ

Has he the knowledge of the unseen so that he can see?

أَمْ لَمْ يُنَبَّأْ بِمَا فِي صُحُفِ مُوسَىٰ

Or, has he not been informed of what is in the scriptures of Musa?

وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ الَّذِي وَفَّىٰ

And (of) Ibrahim who fulfilled (the commandments):

أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ

That no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another-

وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for-

وَأَنَّ سَعْيَهُ سَوْفَ يُرَىٰ

And that his striving shall soon be seen-

ثُمَّ يُجْزَاهُ الْجَزَاءَ الْأَوْفَىٰ

Then shall he be rewarded for it with the fullest reward-

وَأَنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الْمُنتَهَىٰ

And that to your Lord is the goal-

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ

And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَمَاتَ وَأَحْيَا

And that He it is Who causes death and gives life-

وَأَنَّهُ خَلَقَ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَىٰ

And that He created pairs, the male and the female

مِن نُّطْفَةٍ إِذَا تُمْنَىٰ

From the small seed when it is adapted

وَأَنَّ عَلَيْهِ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُخْرَىٰ

And that on Him is the bringing forth a second time;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَغْنَىٰ وَأَقْنَىٰ

And that He it is Who enriches and gives to hold;

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَىٰ

And that He is the Lord of the Sirius;

وَأَنَّهُ أَهْلَكَ عَادًا الْأُولَىٰ

And that He did destroy the Ad of old

وَثَمُودَ فَمَا أَبْقَىٰ

And Samood, so He spared not

وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ مِّن قَبْلُ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا هُمْ أَظْلَمَ وَأَطْغَىٰ

And the people of Nuh before; surely they were most unjust and inordinate;

وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ أَهْوَىٰ

And the overthrown cities did He overthrow,

فَغَشَّاهَا مَا غَشَّىٰ

So there covered them that which covered.

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَىٰ

Which of your Lord’s benefits will you then dispute about?

—  Surah An-Najm, Verses 33-55