˹Yet˺ they said, “O Moses! ˹Still˺ we will never enter as long as they remain there. So go—both you and your Lord—and fight; we are staying right here!” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Moses pleaded, “My Lord! I have no control over anyone except myself and my brother. So set us apart from the rebellious people.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Allah replied, “Then this land is forbidden to them for forty years, during which they will wander through the land. So do not grieve for the rebellious people.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Relate to them in truth ˹O Prophet˺ the story of Adam’s two sons—how each offered a sacrifice: Abel’s offering was accepted while Cain’s was not. So Cain threatened, “I will kill you!” His brother replied, “Allah only accepts ˹the offering˺ of the sincerely devout. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
If you raise your hand to kill me, I will not raise mine to kill you, because I fear Allah—the Lord of all worlds. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
I want to let you bear your sin against me along with your other sins, then you will be one of those destined to the Fire. And that is the reward of the wrongdoers.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Yet Cain convinced himself to kill his brother, so he killed him—becoming a loser. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Then Allah sent a crow digging ˹a grave˺ in the ground ˹for a dead crow˺, in order to show him how to bury the corpse of his brother. He cried, “Alas! Have I ˹even˺ failed to be like this crow and bury the corpse of my brother?” So he became regretful.1  Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
That is why We ordained for the Children of Israel that whoever takes a life—unless as a punishment for murder or mischief in the land—it will be as if they killed all of humanity; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.1 ˹Although˺ Our messengers already came to them with clear proofs, many of them still transgressed afterwards through the land. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and spread mischief in the land is death, crucifixion, cutting off their hands and feet on opposite sides, or exile from the land. This ˹penalty˺ is a disgrace for them in this world, and they will suffer a tremendous punishment in the Hereafter.1 Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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