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1 . The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.

2 . And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.

3 . They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision

4 . And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,

5 . Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.

6 . So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.

7 . With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad,

8 . Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.

9 . The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.

10 . So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.

11 . Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water

12 . And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.

13 . And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,

14 . That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.

15 . And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth?

16 . Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

17 . And in truth We have made the Qur´an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

18 . (The tribe of) A´ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.

19 . Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,

20 . Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.

21 . Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

22 . And in truth We have made the Qur´an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

23 . (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings

24 . For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.

25 . Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us? Nay, but he is a rash liar.

26 . (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar.

27 . Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;

28 . And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.

29 . But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).

30 . Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

31 . Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.

32 . And in truth We have made the Qur´an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

33 . The folk of Lot rejected warnings.

34 . Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night,

35 . As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.

36 . And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings.

37 . They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings!

38 . And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.

39 . Now taste My punishment after My warnings!

40 . And in truth We have made the Qur´an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

41 . And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh

42 . Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.

43 . Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures?

44 . Or say they: We are a host victorious?

45 . The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.

46 . Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).

47 . Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.

48 . On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell.

49 . Lo! We have created every thing by measure.

50 . And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.

51 . And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth?

52 . And every thing they did is in the scriptures,

53 . And every small and great thing is recorded.

54 . Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,

55 . Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.