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1 . By those who set the ranks in battle order

2 . And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof

3 . And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,

4 . Lo! thy Lord is surely One;

5 . Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun´s risings.

6 . Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets;

7 . With security from every froward devil.

8 . They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,

9 . Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;

10 . Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.

11 . Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.

12 . Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock

13 . And heed not when they are reminded,

14 . And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.

15 . And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;

16 . When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised (again)?

17 . And our forefathers?

18 . Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.

19 . There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,

20 . And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.

21 . This is the Day of Separation, which ye used to deny.

22 . (And it is said unto the angels): Assemble those who did wrong, together with their wives and what they used to worship

23 . Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;

24 . And stop them, for they must be questioned.

25 . What aileth you that ye help not one another?

26 . Nay, but this day they make full submission.

27 . And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

28 . They say: Lo! ye used to come unto us, imposing, (swearing that ye spoke the truth).

29 . They answer: Nay, but ye (yourselves) were not believers.

30 . We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.

31 . Now the Word of our Lord hath been fulfilled concerning us. Lo! we are about to taste (the doom).

32 . Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.

33 . Then lo! this day they (both) are sharers in the doom.

34 . Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.

35 . For when it was said unto them, There is no Allah save Allah, they were scornful

36 . And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet?

37 . Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent (before him).

38 . Lo! (now) verily ye taste the painful doom -

39 . Ye are requited naught save what ye did -

40 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah;

41 . For them there is a known provision,

42 . Fruits. And they will be honoured

43 . In the Gardens of delight,

44 . On couches facing one another;

45 . A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,

46 . White, delicious to the drinkers,

47 . Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.

48 . And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,

49 . (Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).

50 . And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

51 . A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade

52 . Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words)?

53 . Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones - can we (then) verily be brought to book?

54 . He saith: Will ye look?

55 . Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.

56 . He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,

57 . And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of those haled forth (to doom).

58 . Are we then not to die

59 . Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?

60 . Lo! this is the supreme triumph.

61 . For the like of this, then, let the workers work.

62 . Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?

63 . Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.

64 . Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.

65 . Its crop is as it were the heads of devils

66 . And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.

67 . And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water

68 . And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.

69 . They indeed found their fathers astray,

70 . But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.

71 . And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,

72 . And verily We sent among them warners.

73 . Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,

74 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

75 . And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of his prayer

76 . And We saved him and his household from the great distress,

77 . And made his seed the survivors,

78 . And left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

79 . Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!

80 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.

81 . Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

82 . Then We did drown the others.

83 . And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham

84 . When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart;

85 . When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship?

86 . Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire?

87 . What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds?

88 . And he glanced a glance at the stars

89 . Then said: Lo! I feel sick!

90 . And they turned their backs and went away from him.

91 . Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat?

92 . What aileth you that ye speak not?

93 . Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.

94 . And (his people) came toward him, hastening.

95 . He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve

96 . When Allah hath created you and what ye make?

97 . They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the red-hotfire.

98 . And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.

99 . And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.

100 . My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.

101 . So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.

102 . And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.

103 . Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down upon his face,

104 . We called unto him: O Abraham!

105 . Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the good.

106 . Lo! that verily was a clear test.

107 . Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.

108 . And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

109 . Peace be unto Abraham!

110 . Thus do We reward the good.

111 . Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

112 . And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous.

113 . And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.

114 . And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,

115 . And saved them and their people from the great distress,

116 . And helped them so that they became the victors.

117 . And We gave them the clear Scripture

118 . And showed them the right path.

119 . And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation):

120 . Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!

121 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.

122 . Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.

123 . And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn),

124 . When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

125 . Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,

126 . Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers?

127 . But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the doom)

128 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

129 . And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

130 . Peace be unto Elias!

131 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.

132 . Lo! he is one of our believing slaves.

133 . And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn).

134 . When We saved him and his household, every one,

135 . Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;

136 . Then We destroyed the others.

137 . And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning

138 . And at night-time; have ye then no sense?

139 . And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)

140 . When he fled unto the laden ship,

141 . And then drew lots and was of those rejected;

142 . And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;

143 . And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)

144 . He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised;

145 . Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;

146 . And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;

147 . And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more

148 . And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.

149 . Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they have sons?

150 . Or created We the angels females while they were present?

151 . Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say:

152 . Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie.

153 . (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons.

154 . What aileth you? How judge ye?

155 . Will ye not then reflect?

156 . Or have ye a clear warrant?

157 . Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful.

158 . And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know well that they will be brought before (Him).

159 . Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him),

160 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

161 . Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship,

162 . Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him.

163 . Save him who is to burn in hell.

164 . There is not one of us but hath his known position.

165 . Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks,

166 . Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise

167 . And indeed they used to say:

168 . If we had but a reminder from the men of old

169 . We would be single-minded slaves of Allah.

170 . Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know.

171 . And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to warn)

172 . That they verily would be helped,

173 . And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.

174 . So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile,

175 . And watch, for they will (soon) see.

176 . Would they hasten on Our doom?

177 . But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those who have been warned.

178 . Withdraw from them awhile

179 . And watch, for they will (soon) see.

180 . Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they attribute (unto Him)

181 . And peace be unto those sent (to warn).

182 . And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!