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1 . By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;

2 . By the Moon as she follows him;

3 . By the Day as it shows up (the Sun´s) glory;

4 . By the Night as it conceals it;

5 . By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;

6 . By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:

7 . By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it;

8 . And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;-

9 . Truly he succeeds that purifies it,

10 . And he fails that corrupts it!

11 . The Thamud (people) rejected (their prophet) through their inordinate wrong-doing,

12 . Behold, the most wicked man among them was deputed (for impiety).

13 . But the Messenger of Allah said to them: "It is a She-camel of Allah! And (bar her not from) having her drink!"

14 . Then they rejected him (as a false prophet), and they hamstrung her. So their Lord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them equal (in destruction, high and low)!

15 . And for Him is no fear of its consequences.