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1 . The Hour hath drawn nigh, and the moon hath been rent in sunder.. And if they behold a sign, they turn away and say: magic continuous.

2 . And if they behold a sign, they turn away and say: "magic continous"

3 . And they belied, and they followed their lusts; and every affair cometh to a final goal.

4 . And assuredly there hath come Unto them tidings wherein is a deterrent.

5 . Wisdom consummate. But warnings avail not.

6 . Wherefore withdrew thou from them. The Day whereon the sum- moner Will summon mankind Unto a thing unpleasant.

7 . With looks downcast they will come forth, from the tombs, as though they were locusts scattered abroad.

8 . Hastening toward the summoner. The infidels will say: this is a day diffrcult.

9 . There belied before them the people of Nuh. So they belied Our bondman Nuh and said: `a madman;´ and moreover he was reproven.

10 . Thereupon he prayed Unto his Lord: verily am overcome, so vindicate me.

11 . Then We opened the portals of heaven with water poured out.

12 . And We made the earth break forth with springs; SO that the water met for an affair already decreed.

13 . And We bare him on a thing of planks and nails.

14 . Moving forward under Our eyes: a requital for him who had been rejected.

15 . And assuredly We left it for a sign. Is there then anyone who would be admonished?

16 . So how dreadful have been My torment and My warning!

17 . And assuredly We have made the Qur´an easy for admonition; is there then any one who would be admonished?

18 . And there belied the ´A-ad; so how dreadful have been My torment and warning!

19 . Verily We! We sent against them a raging Wind On a day of calamity continuous.

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

21 . So how dreodful have been My torment and My warning.

22 . And assuredly We have made the Qur´an easy for admonition; is therethen any one who would be admonished!

23 . And the Thamud belied the warnings.

24 . And they said: a mere humanbeing from amongst us, and single! shall we follow him! verily then we should fall in error and madness.

25 . Hath the Admonition been laid upon him from amongst us! Aye! he is a liar insolent.

26 . They shall know tomorrow whichsoever is a liar insolent.

27 . Verify We are sending the she-camel as a test for them, so watch them thou and have patience.

28 . And declare thou Unto them that water hath been divided between them; every drinking shall be by turns.

29 . Then they called their fellow, and he took the sword and hamstrung her,

30 . So how dreadful have been My torment and My warnings.

31 . Verily We We sent upon them one shout, and they became as the stubble of a fold-builder.

32 . And assuredly We have made the Qur´an eary for admanirion: is there then any one who would be admonished.

33 . The people of Lut belied the warnings.

34 . Verily We! We sent upon them a gravel-storm save the household of Lut; them We delivered at early dawn.

35 . As a favour from us. Thus We recompense him who giveth thanks.

36 . And assuredly he had warned them of Our grasp, but: they doubted the warnings.

37 . And assuredly they solicited him for his guests: then We wiped out their eyes: taste then My torment and My warnings.

38 . And assuredly there met them early in the morning a torment settled.

39 . Taste then My torment and My warnings.

40 . And assuredly We have made the Qur´an easy for admonition; is there then any one who would be admonished.

41 . And assuredly Unto the household of Fir´awn came the warning.

42 . They belied Our signs everyone thereof; whereof We laid hold of them with the grip of our Mighty, Powerful.

43 . Are your infidels better than these? Or is there an immunity for you in the Writs?

44 . Or is it that they say: we are a multitude prevailing!

45 . Anon will their multitude be vanquished, and they will turn the back.

46 . Aye! the Hour is their appointed term, and the Hour shall be far more grievous and far more bitter.

47 . Verily the culprits shall be in great error and madness.

48 . On the Day whereon they shall be dragged into the Fire upon their faces, it shall be said Unto them: taste the touch of the Scorching.

49 . Veriiy everything! We have created it by a measure.

50 . And Our commandment shall be but one, as the twinkling of an eye.

51 . And assuredly We have destroyed your likes; so is there any one who shall be admonished?

52 . And everything they have wrought is in the Writs.

53 . And everything, small and great, hath been written down.

54 . Verily the God-fearing will be in Gardens and among rivers.

55 . In a good seat, near a Sovereign Omnipotent.