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1 . By the sky, (displaying) the Zodiacal Signs;

2 . By the promised Day (of Judgment);

3 . By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;-

4 . Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire),

5 . Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:

6 . Behold! they sat over against the (fire),

7 . And they witnessed (all) that they were doing against the Believers.

8 . And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!-

9 . Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.

10 . Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.

11 . For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),

12 . Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.

13 . It is He Who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life).

14 . And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness,

15 . Lord of the Throne of Glory,

16 . Doer (without let) of all that He intends.

17 . Has the story reached thee, of the forces-

18 . Of Pharaoh and the Thamud?

19 . And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)!

20 . But Allah doth encompass them from behind!

21 . Day, this is a Glorious Qur´an,

22 . (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!