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1 . Ha. Mim.

2 . By the Scripture that maketh plain

3 . Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning -

4 . Whereon every wise command is made clear

5 . As a command from Our presence - Lo! We are ever sending -

6 . A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,

7 . Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye would be sure.

8 . There is no Allah save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your Lord and Lord of your forefathers.

9 . Nay, but they play in doubt.

10 . But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce visible smoke

11 . That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.

12 . (Then they will say): Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! we are believers.

13 . How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making plain (the Truth) had already come unto them,

14 . And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a madman?

15 . Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! ye return (to disbelief).

16 . On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, (then) in truth We shall punish.

17 . And verily We tried before them Pharaoh´s folk, when there came unto them a noble messenger,

18 . Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you.

19 . And saying: Be not proud against Allah. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant.

20 . And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me to death.

21 . And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.

22 . And he cried unto his Lord, (saying): These are guilty folk.

23 . Then (his Lord commanded): Take away My slaves by night. Lo! ye will be followed,

24 . And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned host.

25 . How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left behind,

26 . And the cornlands and the goodly sites

27 . And pleasant things wherein they took delight!

28 . Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;

29 . And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.

30 . And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;

31 . (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.

32 . And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.

33 . And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.

34 . Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:

35 . There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.

36 . Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!

37 . Are they better, or the folk of Tubb´a and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.

38 . And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play.

39 . We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.

40 . Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,

41 . A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped,

42 . Save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

43 . Lo! the tree of Zaqqum,

44 . The food of the sinner!

45 . Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies

46 . As the seething of boiling water.

47 . (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of hell,

48 . Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.

49 . (Saying): Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty, the noble!

50 . Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.

51 . Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.

52 . Amid gardens and watersprings,

53 . Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.

54 . Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide, lovely eyes.

55 . They call therein for every fruit in safety.

56 . They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath saved them from the doom of hell,

57 . A bounty from thy Lord. That is the supreme triumph.

58 . And We have made (this Scripture) easy in thy language only that they may heed.

59 . Wait then (O Muhammad). Lo! they (too) are waiting.