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Sura 31
Aya 21
وَإِذا قيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعوا ما أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ قالوا بَل نَتَّبِعُ ما وَجَدنا عَلَيهِ آباءَنا ۚ أَوَلَو كانَ الشَّيطانُ يَدعوهُم إِلىٰ عَذابِ السَّعيرِ

Yusuf Ali

When they are told to follow the (Revelation) that God has sent down, they say: “Nay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following).”1 What! even if it is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the (Blazing) Fire?
  • They do not realise that in the spiritual world, as in the physical world, there is constant progress for the live ones: they are spiritually dead, as they are content to stand on ancestral ways, many of them evil, and leading to perdition.