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1 . Ha-Mim.

2 . By the Book that makes things clear;-

3 . We sent it down during a Blessed Night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil).

4 . In the (Night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom,

5 . By command, from Our Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations),

6 . As Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things);

7 . The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between them, if ye (but) have an assured faith.

8 . There is no god but He: It is He Who gives life and gives death,- The Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors.

9 . Yet they play about in doubt.

10 . Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist) plainly visible,

11 . Enveloping the people: this will be a Penalty Grievous.

12 . (They will say:) "Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!"

13 . How shall the message be (effectual) for them, seeing that an Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come to them,-

14 . Yet they turn away from him and say: "Tutored (by others), a man possessed!"

15 . We shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways).

16 . One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!

17 . We did, before them, try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them a messenger most honourable,

18 . Saying: "Restore to me the Servants of Allah: I am to you an messenger worthy of all trust;

19 . "And be not arrogant as against Allah: for I come to you with authority manifest.

20 . "For me, I have sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring me.

21 . "If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me."

22 . (But they were aggressive:) then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin."

23 . (The reply came:) "March forth with My Servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued.

24 . "And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned."

25 . How many were the gardens and springs they left behind,

26 . And corn-fields and noble buildings,

27 . And wealth (and conveniences of life), wherein they had taken such delight!

28 . Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)!

29 . And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again).

30 . We did deliver aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment,

31 . Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors.

32 . And We chose them aforetime above the nations, knowingly,

33 . And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest trial

34 . As to these (Quraish), they say forsooth:

35 . "There is nothing beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again.

36 . "Then bring (back) our forefathers, if what ye say is true!"

37 . What! Are they better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed them because they were guilty of sin.

38 . We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport:

39 . We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.

40 . Verily the Day of sorting out is the time appointed for all of them,-

41 . The Day when no protector can avail his client in aught, and no help can they receive,

42 . Except such as receive Allah´s Mercy: for He is Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

43 . Verily the tree of Zaqqum

44 . Will be the food of the Sinful,-

45 . Like molten brass; it will boil in their insides.

46 . Like the boiling of scalding water.

47 . (A voice will cry: "Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire!

48 . "Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water,

49 . "Taste thou (this)! Truly wast thou mighty, full of honour!

50 . "Truly this is what ye used to doubt!"

51 . As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security,

52 . Among Gardens and Springs;

53 . Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other;

54 . So; and We shall join them to fair women with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.

55 . There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security;

56 . Nor will they there taste Death, except the first death; and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire,-

57 . As a Bounty from thy Lord! that will be the supreme achievement!

58 . Verily, We have made this (Qur´an) easy, in thy tongue, in order that they may give heed.

59 . So wait thou and watch; for they (too) are waiting.