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1 . By those who drag forth to destruction,

2 . By the meteors rushing,

3 . By the lone stars floating,

4 . By the angels hastening,

5 . And those who govern the event,

6 . On the day when the first trump resoundeth.

7 . And the second followeth it,

8 . On that day hearts beat painfully

9 . While eyes are downcast

10 . (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state

11 . Even after we are crumbled bones?

12 . They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.

13 . Surely it will need but one shout,

14 . And lo! they will be awakened.

15 . Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?

16 . How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,

17 . (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -

18 . And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)?

19 . Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).

20 . And he showed him the tremendous token.

21 . But he denied and disobeyed,

22 . Then turned he away in haste,

23 . Then gathered he and summoned

24 . And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."

25 . So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.

26 . Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.

27 . Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?

28 . He raised the height thereof and ordered it;

29 . And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.

30 . And after that He spread the earth,

31 . And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,

32 . And He made fast the hills,

33 . A provision for you and for your cattle.

34 . But when the great disaster cometh,

35 . The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,

36 . And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,

37 . Then, as for him who rebelled

38 . And chose the life of the world,

39 . Lo! hell will be his home.

40 . But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,

41 . Lo! the Garden will be his home.

42 . They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?

43 . Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof?

44 . Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.

45 . Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.

46 . On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.