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al-Qamar (The Moon)
as rendered by Maududi

Maududi rendition of Surah The Moon(al-Qamar)
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54:1 The Hour of Resurrection drew near and the moon split asunder.
54:2 (Regardless of any Signs these people see), they turn away and say: "This is an ongoing sorcery."
54:3 They also gave the lie to (the splitting asunder of the moon) and only followed their desires. Yet everything is destined to reach an end.
54:4 Surely there came to them narratives (of the ancient nations) that should suffice to deter (them from transgression),
54:5 narratives that are full of consummate wisdom. But warnings do not avail them.
54:6 So turn away from them, (O Prophet). On the Day when a caller shall call them to a thing most terrible,
54:7 with down-cast eyes they shall go forth from their graves, as though they were scattered locusts.
54:8 They shall be hurrying forth towards the caller, and the unbelievers (who had once denied this Day), will say: "This is a woeful Day."
54:9 Before them Noah´s people also gave the lie (to his Message). They rejected Our servant as a liar, saying: "He is a madman"; and he was rebuffed.
54:10 Then he called upon His Lord: "Verily I am vanquished; so come You to my aid."
54:11 Thereupon We opened the gates of the sky for water to pour down,
54:12 and We made the earth burst forth with springs, and all this water converged to fulfil that which had been decreed.
54:13 And We bore Noah on the vessel built of planks and nails,
54:14 which sailed on under Our supervision: a reward for him who had been shown ingratitude.
54:15 And We left the Ark as a Sign. Is there, then, any who will take heed?
54:16 So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
54:17 We have made this Qur´an easy as a reminder. Is there, then, any who will take heed?
54:18 ´Ad also gave the lie (to Hud). So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
54:19 We sent a tumultuous wind against them on a day of unremitting misfortune,
54:20 which tore people away and hurled them as though they were trunks of uprooted palm-trees.
54:21 So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
54:22 We have made the Qur´an easy to derive lessons from. Is there, then, any who will take heed?
54:23 Thamud gave the lie to the warnings,
54:24 saying: "Are we to follow a single mortal, one from among ourselves? If we do that, we shall surely be in error and folly.
54:25 Was there none but he to whom the Reminder could be vouchsafed excluding all others? Nay; he is an insolent liar."
54:26 (We told Our Messenger): "Tomorrow they shall know who is the insolent liar.
54:27 We shall send the she-camel as a trial for them; so watch their end with patience.
54:28 Let them know that the water should be divided between them and the she-camel, each availing their turn."
54:29 Eventually, they summoned their companion, and he undertook the (outrageous) task and hamstrung the she-camel.
54:30 So how awesome were My chastisement and My warnings!
54:31 Behold, We sent a single Blast against them, and they became like the trampled twigs of a sheep pen-builder.
54:32 Surely We have made this Qur´an easy as a reminder. Is there, then, any who will take heed?
54:33 Lot´s people also gave the lie to the warnings,
54:34 and behold, We let loose upon them a tempest which rained stones upon them, except upon Lot´s household whom We rescued in the last hours of the night
54:35 as a favour from Us. Thus do We reward those who give thanks.
54:36 Surely Lot warned his people that We shall seize them (with Our chastisement), but they doubted the warnings.
54:37 Then they even solicited his guests from him, whereupon We blotted out their eyes, (telling them): "Now have a taste of My chastisement and My warnings."
54:38 Indeed an abiding chastisement came upon them in the morning.
54:39 So have a taste of My chastisement and My warnings.
54:40 Surely We have made this Qur´an easy as a reminder. Is there, then, any who will take heed?
54:41 Warnings also came to the Pharaonites,
54:42 but they gave the lie to Our Signs, to all of them. Thereupon We seized them with the seizing of the Most Mighty, the Most Powerful.
54:43 Are your unbelievers (of Makkah) any better than they? Or have you been granted any immunity in the Scriptures?
54:44 Or do they say: "We are a strong legion, strong enough for victory?"
54:45 Soon shall this legion be routed and shall turn their backs and flee.
54:46 Nay; the Hour of Doom is their appointed time, and the Hour shall be more calamitous and bitter.
54:47 The evil-doers are victims of error and madness.
54:48 There shall come a Day when they will be dragged on their faces into the Fire and will be told: "Now taste the flame of Hell."
54:49 We have created everything in a determined measure.
54:50 Our command consists of only one Word which is carried out in the twinkling of an eye.
54:51 We did indeed destroy many like you. Is there, then, any who will heed?
54:52 All their deeds are recorded in the Scrolls;
54:53 everything large or small, is duly inscribed.
54:54 Surely those who shun disobedience will dwell amidst Gardens and running streams
54:55 where they will be honourably seated in the presence of a King, Mighty in Power.


   


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