1 . By the sun and his morning bright-ness,

2 . By the moon, when she followeth him,

3 . By the day when it glorifieth him.

4 . By the night; when it envelopeth him,

5 . By the heaven and Him Who builded it,

6 . By the earth and Him Who spread it forth,

7 . By the soul and Him Who propertioned it,

8 . And inspired it with the wickedness thereof and the piety thereof,

9 . Surely blissful is he who hath cleansed, it,

10 . And miserable is he who hath buried it.

11 . Thamud belied in their exorbitance.

12 . What time the greatest wretch of them rose up.

13 . Then the apostle of Allah said Unto them: beware of the she-camel of Allah and her drink.

14 . Then they belied him, and they hamstrung her; wherefore their Lord overwhelmed them for their crime, and made it equal.

15 . And He feared not the consequence thereof