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1 . By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast;

2 . And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;

3 . And those that flow with ease and gentleness;

4 . And those that distribute and apportion by Command;-

5 . Verily that which ye are promised is true;

6 . And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.

7 . By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths,

8 . Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,

9 . Through which are deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.

10 . Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-

11 . Those who (flounder) heedless in a flood of confusion:

12 . They ask, "When will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"

13 . (It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!

14 . "Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"

15 . As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,

16 . Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived a good life.

17 . They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,

18 . And in the hour of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness;

19 . And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy,) him who asked, and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking).

20 . On the earth are signs for those of assured Faith,

21 . As also in your own selves: Will ye not then see?

22 . And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.

23 . Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other.

24 . Has the story reached thee, of the honoured guests of Abraham?

25 . Behold, they entered his presence, and said: "Peace!" He said, "Peace!" (and thought, "These seem) unusual people."

26 . Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf,

27 . And placed it before them.. he said, "Will ye not eat?"

28 . (When they did not eat), He conceived a fear of them. They said, "Fear not," and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.

29 . But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren old woman!"

30 . They said, "Even so has thy Lord spoken: and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."

31 . (Abraham) said: "And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"

32 . They said, "We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-

33 . "To bring on, on them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),

34 . "Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."

35 . Then We evacuated those of the Believers who were there,

36 . But We found not there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:

37 . And We left there a Sign for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.

38 . And in Moses (was another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.

39 . But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!"

40 . So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame.

41 . And in the ´Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind:

42 . It left nothing whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.

43 . And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!"

44 . But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.

45 . Then they could not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.

46 . So were the People of Noah before them for they wickedly transgressed.

47 . With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.

48 . And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!

49 . And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.

50 . Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

51 . And make not another an object of worship with Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

52 . Similarly, no messenger came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like manner, "A sorcerer, or one possessed"!

53 . Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!

54 . So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.

55 . But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers.

56 . I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.

57 . No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.

58 . For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).

59 . For the Wrong-doers, their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier generations): then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion)!

60 . Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been promised!