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1 . O thou wrapped up (in the mantle)!

2 . Arise and deliver thy warning!

3 . And thy Lord do thou magnify!

4 . And thy garments keep free from stain!

5 . And all abomination shun!

6 . Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for thyself)!

7 . But, for thy Lord´s (Cause), be patient and constant!

8 . Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded,

9 . That will be- that Day - a Day of Distress,-

10 . Far from easy for those without Faith.

11 . Leave Me alone, (to deal) with the (creature) whom I created (bare and) alone!-

12 . To whom I granted resources in abundance,

13 . And sons to be by his side!-

14 . To whom I made (life) smooth and comfortable!

15 . Yet is he greedy-that I should add (yet more);-

16 . By no means! For to Our Signs he has been refractory!

17 . Soon will I visit him with a mount of calamities!

18 . For he thought and he plotted;-

19 . And woe to him! How he plotted!-

20 . Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!-

21 . Then he looked round;

22 . Then he frowned and he scowled;

23 . Then he turned back and was haughty;

24 . Then said he: "This is nothing but magic, derived from of old;

25 . "This is nothing but the word of a mortal!"

26 . Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire!

27 . And what will explain to thee what Hell-Fire is?

28 . Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone!-

29 . Darkening and changing the colour of man!

30 . Over it are Nineteen.

31 . And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this?" Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind.

32 . Nay, verily: By the Moon,

33 . And by the Night as it retreateth,

34 . And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,-

35 . This is but one of the mighty (portents),

36 . A warning to mankind,-

37 . To any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;-

38 . Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds.

39 . Except the Companions of the Right Hand.

40 . (They will be) in Gardens (of Delight): they will question each other,

41 . And (ask) of the Sinners:

42 . "What led you into Hell Fire?"

43 . They will say: "We were not of those who prayed;

44 . "Nor were we of those who fed the indigent;

45 . "But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers;

46 . "And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,

47 . "Until there came to us (the Hour) that is certain."

48 . Then will no intercession of (any) intercessors profit them.

49 . Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition?-

50 . As if they were affrighted asses,

51 . Fleeing from a lion!

52 . Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out!

53 . By no means! But they fear not the Hereafter,

54 . Nay, this surely is an admonition:

55 . Let any who will, keep it in remembrance!

56 . But none will keep it in remembrance except as Allah wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of Forgiveness.