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1 . Woe unto every slandering traducer,

2 . Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it.

3 . He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal.

4 . Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One.

5 . Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is!

6 . (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled,

7 . Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men).

8 . Lo! it is closed in on them

9 . In outstretched columns.