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1 . By the Mount (of Revelation);

2 . By a Decree inscribed

3 . In a Scroll unfolded;

4 . By the much-frequented Fane;

5 . By the Canopy Raised High;

6 . And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-

7 . Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-

8 . There is none can avert it;-

9 . On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.

10 . And the mountains will fly hither and thither.

11 . Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-

12 . That play (and paddle) in shallow trifles.

13 . That Day shall they be thrust down to the Fire of Hell, irresistibly.

14 . "This:, it will be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye were wont to deny!

15 . "Is this then a fake, or is it ye that do not see?

16 . "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."

17 . As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-

18 . Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.

19 . (To them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds."

20 . They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.

21 . And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.

22 . And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.

23 . They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.

24 . Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.

25 . They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.

26 . They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.

27 . "But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.

28 . "Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"

29 . Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.

30 . Or do they say:- "A Poet! we await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"

31 . Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will wait along with you!"

32 . Is it that their faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are they but a people transgressing beyond bounds?

33 . Or do they say, "He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!

34 . Let them then produce a recital like unto it,- If (it be) they speak the truth!

35 . Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?

36 . Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.

37 . Or are the Treasures of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers (of affairs)?

38 . Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.

39 . Or has He only daughters and ye have sons?

40 . Or is it that thou dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-

41 . Or that the Unseen in it their hands, and they write it down?

42 . Or do they intend a plot (against thee)? But those who defy Allah are themselves involved in a Plot!

43 . Or have they a god other than Allah? Exalted is Allah far above the things they associate with Him!

44 . Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

45 . So leave them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall (perforce) swoon (with terror),-

46 . The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them.

47 . And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment besides this: But most of them understand not.

48 . Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,

49 . And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!