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1 . By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,

2 . And by the Promised Day.

3 . And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,

4 . (Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch

5 . Of the fuel-fed fire,

6 . When they sat by it,

7 . And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.

8 . They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,

9 . Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is of all things the Witness.

10 . Lo! they who persecute believing men and believing women and repent not, theirs verily will be the doom of hell, and theirs the doom of burning.

11 . Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.

12 . Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.

13 . Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,

14 . And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,

15 . Lord of the Throne of Glory,

16 . Doer of what He will.

17 . Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts

18 . Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud?

19 . Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial

20 . And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.

21 . Nay, but it is a glorious Qur´an.

22 . On a guarded tablet.