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Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between!

Cf. 44:38. Similar language is employed where the Quran says that God
did not create the world frivolously (23:115) or in vain (3:191; 38:27). It means
that, unlike the tyrants and prodigal of the earth, whose glories and riches are for
play and diversion, God creates the splendor of the heavens and the earth for a
purpose (R).


Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran.

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