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1 . By the angels who drag forth vehemently.

2 . By the angels who release with gentle release.

3 . By the angels who glide swimmingiy,

4 . And then they speed with foremost speed.

5 . And then they manage the affair,

6 . A Day shall come whereon the quaking will quake,

7 . And there will follow it the next blast.

8 . Hearts on that Day will be throbbing;

9 . Their looks will be downcast.

10 . They say: shall we indeed be restored to the first state,

11 . When we have become bones decayed!

12 . They say: that then shall be a losing return.

13 . It will be only one scaring shout,

14 . And lo! they all shall appear on the surface.

15 . Hath there come Unto thee the story of Musa!

16 . Recall what time his Lord called Unto him in the holy vale of Tuwa.

17 . Saying:´go thou Unto Fir´awn; verily he hath waxen exorbitant.

18 . Then say thou: ´wouldst thou to be purified?

19 . Then shall guide thee Unto thy Lord so that thou shalt fear.

20 . Then he shewed him the great sign.

21 . Yet he belied and disobeyed.

22 . Then he turned back striving.

23 . Then he gathered and cried aloud,

24 . And he said: I am Your Lord, most high.

25 . Wherefore Allah laid hold of him with the punishment of the Hereafter and of the present.

26 . Verily herein is lesson for him who feareth.

27 . Are ye harder to create or the heaven which He hath builded?

28 . He hath raised the height thereof and perfected it.

29 . And He made dark its night, and brought forth its sunshine.

30 . And the earth!- thereafter He stretched it out.

31 . And he brought forth therefrom its water, and its pasture.

32 . And the mountains! - He established them firm:

33 . A provision for you and your cattle.

34 . Then when the Grand Calamity shall come

35 . The Day whereon man shall rember whatsoever he had striven for.

36 . And the Scorch will be made apparent to any one who beholdeth.

37 . Then as for him who waxed exorbitant,

38 . And who chose the life of the world,

39 . Verily the Scorch! that shall be his resort.

40 . And as for him who dreaded standing before his Lord, and restrained his soul from lust,

41 . Verily the Garden! -that shall be his resort.

42 . They question thee of the Hour:´when will its arrival be?

43 . Wherein art thou concerred with the declaration thereof!

44 . Unto thy Lord is the Knowledge of the limit fixed therefor.

45 . Thou art but a warner Unto him who feareth.

46 . On the Day whereon they behold it, it will appear to them as though they had not tarried save an evening or the morn thereof.