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1 . When the sun shall be wound round,

2 . And when the stars shall dart down,

3 . And when the mountains shall be made to pass away,

4 . And when the she-camels big with young shall be abandoned,

5 . And when the wild beasts shall be gathered together,

6 . And when the seas shall be filled,

7 . And when the souls he paired,

8 . And when the girl buried alive shall be asked:

9 . For what sin she was slain.

10 . And when the Writs shall be lain open,

11 . And when the heaven shall be stripped,

12 . And when the Scorch shall be made to blaze,

13 . And when the Garden shall be brought nigh,

14 . Then every soul shall know that which it: hath presented.

15 . I swear by the receding stars.

16 . Moving swiftly and hiding themselves,

17 . And by the night when it departeth,

18 . And by the morning when it shineth forth,

19 . Verily it is a Word brought by a messenger honoured,

20 . Owner of strength, of established dignity with the Lord of the Throne.

21 . Obeyed one there; trustWorthy.

22 . Nor is your companion distracted.

23 . Assuredly he beheld him in the horizon manifest.

24 . And he is of the unseen not a tenacious concealer.

25 . Nor is it the word of a Satan accursed.

26 . Whither then go ye?

27 . This is naught but an Admonition Unto the worlds-

28 . Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.

29 . And ye shall not will unless it be that Allah, the Lord of the worlds, willeth.