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1 . The Sure Reality!

2 . What is the Sure Reality?

3 . And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is?

4 . The Thamud and the ´Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity!

5 . But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!

6 . And the ´Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent;

7 . He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down!

8 . Then seest thou any of them left surviving?

9 . And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin.

10 . And disobeyed (each) the messenger of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty.

11 . We, when the water (of Noah´s Flood) overflowed beyond its limits, carried you (mankind), in the floating (Ark),

12 . That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance.

13 . Then, when one blast is sounded on the Trumpet,

14 . And the earth is moved, and its mountains, and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,-

15 . On that Day shall the (Great) Event come to pass.

16 . And the sky will be rent asunder, for it will that Day be flimsy,

17 . And the angels will be on its sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them.

18 . That Day shall ye be brought to Judgment: not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden.

19 . Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Ah here! Read ye my Record!

20 . "I did really understand that my Account would (One Day) reach me!"

21 . And he will be in a life of Bliss,

22 . In a Garden on high,

23 . The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches) low and near.

24 . "Eat ye and drink ye, with full satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent before you, in the days that are gone!"

25 . And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me!

26 . "And that I had never realised how my account (stood)!

27 . "Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me!

28 . "Of no profit to me has been my wealth!

29 . "My power has perished from me!"...

30 . (The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him,

31 . "And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.

32 . "Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits!

33 . "This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High.

34 . "And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent!

35 . "So no friend hath he here this Day.

36 . "Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds,

37 . "Which none do eat but those in sin."

38 . So I do call to witness what ye see,

39 . And what ye see not,

40 . That this is verily the word of an honoured messenger;

41 . It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe!

42 . Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is ye receive.

43 . (This is) a Message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds.

44 . And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name,

45 . We should certainly seize him by his right hand,

46 . And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:

47 . Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath).

48 . But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing.

49 . And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it).

50 . But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers.

51 . But verily it is Truth of assured certainty.

52 . So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High.