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1 . Ha. Mim.

2 . By the luminious Book.

3 . Verily We have sent it down on a blessed night, verily We were to become warners.

4 . Therein is decreed every affair of wisdom

5 . As a command from before Us. Verily We were to become senders:

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

7 . Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is in- between the twain, if only ye would be convinced.

8 . There is no god but He. He quickeneth and causeth to die: your Lord and Lord of your forefathers.

9 . Aye! they´re in doubt sporting.

10 . So wait thou day whereon the heaven will bring forth a manifest smoke:

11 . Covering the people´s this shall be a torment afflictive.

12 . Our Lord! remove from us the torment, verily we shall become believers.

13 . How can there be an admonition Unto them, when surely there came Unto them an apostle manifest!

14 . Yet they turned away from him and said: one tutored, one distraced.

15 . Verily We shall remove the torment for a while; but verily ye shall revert.

16 . On the Day whereon We assault them with the greatest assault, verily We shall take vengeance.

17 . And assuredly afore them We proved Fir´awn´s people, and there came Unto them an apostle honoured.

18 . Saying: restore to me the bondmen of Allah, verily I am Unto you an apostle trusted.

19 . And saying exalt not yourselves against Allah; verily I have come Unto you with an authority manifest.

20 . And verily I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me.

21 . And if ye will not believe in me, then let me alone.

22 . Then he called upon his Lord. these are a people guilty.

23 . So depart thou with My bondmen by night; verily ye shall be pursued.

24 . And leave thou the sea divided: verily they are a host to be drowned.

25 . They left - how many! - of gardens and springs.

26 . And cornfields and goodly positions.

27 . And the delights which they had been enjoying!

28 . Even so And We caused to inherit them another people.

29 . And the heavens and the earth wept not over them, nor were they respited.

30 . And assuredly We delivered the Children of Isra´il from an ignominous torment

31 . From Fir´awn; verily he was haughty and of the extravagant.

32 . And assuredly We elected them with knowledge above the worlds.

33 . And We vouchsafed Unto them signs wherein was a manifest favour.

34 . Verily these! they say:

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

36 . Bring then our fathers if ye say so.

37 . Are they better Or the people of Tubba and those afore them? We destroyed them; verily they were culprits.

38 . And We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is in-between the twain sporting.

39 . We created them not save with a purpose but most of them know not.

40 . Verily the Day of Distinction is the term appointed for all of them.

41 . A Day whereon a friend shall not avail a friend at all, nor shall they be helped.

42 . Save those on whom Allah will have mercy. Verily He! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

43 . Verily the tree of Zaqqum:

44 . Food of the sinner.

45 . Like the dregs of all! It shall seethe in the bellies:

46 . As the seething of boiling water.

47 . Lay hold of him, and drag him Unto the midst of the Flaming Fire.

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

49 . Taste thou! thou art indeed mighty, honoured!

50 . Verily this is that whereof ye were wont to doubt.

51 . Verily the God-fearing will be in a place secure

52 . Amidst gardens and springs.

53 . Attired in fine silk and brocade, facing each other.

54 . Even so. And We shall pair them with fair damsels large- eyed.

55 . They will call therein for every kind of fruit in security.

56 . They will not taste death therein, except the first death; and He will preserve them from the torment of the Flaming Fire.

57 . A bounty from thy Lord. That! that is the supreme achievement.

58 . And We have made it easy in thy language; they might haply be admonished.

59 . Wait thou then; verily they also are waiting.