13 Preface لا يُؤمِنونَ بِهِ ۖ وَقَد خَلَت سُنَّةُ الأَوَّلينَYusuf AliThat they should not believe in the (Message); but the ways of the ancients have passed away.1Sects, divisions, and systems invented by men tend to pass away, but God’s pure Truth of Unity endures forever. This we see in history when we study it on a large scale. Cf. the parable in 14:24-26. Khalat I have translated it here in the same sense as in 13:30, 10:102, and other places. Some Commentators give it a slightly different shade of meaning. The other meaning is seen in 48:23.