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51:1  By the clouds which scatter with SCATTERING
51:2  And those which bear their load
51:3  And by those which speed lightly along
51:4  And those which apportion by command
51:5  True, indeed, is that with which ye are threatened
51:6  And lo! the judgment will surely come
51:7  By the star-tracked heaven
51:8  Ye are discordant in what ye say
51:9  But whose turneth him from the truth, is turned from it by a divine decree
51:10  Perish the liars
51:11  Who are bewildered in the depths of ignorance
51:12  They ask, "When this day of judgment?"
51:13  On that day they shall be tormented at the fire
51:14  "Taste ye of this your torment, whose speedy coming ye challenged."
51:15  But the God-fearing shall dwell amid gardens and fountains
51:16  Enjoying what their Lord hath given them, because, aforetime they were well-doers
51:17  But little of the night was it that they slept
51:18  And at dawn they prayed for pardon
51:19  And gave due share of their wealth to the suppliant and the outcast
51:20  On Earth are signs for men of firm belief
51:21  And also in your own selves: Will ye not then behold them
51:22  The Heaven hath sustenance for you, and it containeth that which you are promised
51:23  By the Lord then of the heaven and of the earth, I swear that this is the truth, even as ye speak yourselves
51:24  Hath the story reached thee of Abraham's honoured guests
51:25  When they went in unto him and said, "Peace!" he replied, "Peace: - they are strangers."
51:26  And he went apart to his family, and brought a fatted calf
51:27  And set it before them. He said, "Eat ye not?"
51:28  And he conceived a fear of them. They said to him, "Fear not;" and announced to him a wise son
51:29  His wife came up with outcry: she smote her face and said, "What I, old and barren!"
51:30  They said, "Thus saith thy Lord. He truly is the Wise, the Knowing."
51:31  Said he, "And what, O messengers, is your errand?"
51:32  They said, "To a wicked people are we sent
51:33  To hurl upon them stones of clay
51:34  Destined by thy Lord for men guilty of excesses."
51:35  And we brought forth the believers who were in the city
51:36  But we found not in it but one family of Muslims
51:37  And signs we left in it for those who dread the afflictive chastisement,
51:38  And in Moses: when we sent him to Pharaoh with manifest power
51:39  But relying on his forces he turned his back and said, "Sorcerer, or Possessed."
51:40  So we seized him and his hosts and cast them into the sea; for of all blame was he worthy
51:41  And in Ad: when we sent against them the desolating blast
51:42  It touched not aught over which it came, but it turned it to dust
51:43  And in Themoud: when it was said to them, "Enjoy yourselves for yet a while."
51:44  But they rebelled against their Lord's command: so the tempest took them as they watched its coming
51:45  They were not able to stand upright, and could not help themselves
51:46  And we destroyed the people of Noah, before them; for an impious people were they
51:47  And the Heaven - with our hands have we built it up, and given it its expanse
51:48  And the Earth - we have stretched it out like a carpet; and how smoothly have we spread it forth
51:49  And of everything have we created pairs: that haply ye may reflect
51:50  Fly then to God: I come to you from him a plain warner
51:51  And set not up another god with God: I come to you from him a plain warner
51:52  Even thus came there no apostle to those who flourished before them, but they exclaimed, "Sorcerer, or Possessed."
51:53  Have they made a legacy to one another of this scoff? Yes, they are a rebel people
51:54  Turn away, then, from them, and thou shalt not incur reproach
51:55  Yet warn them, for, in truth, warning will profit the believers
51:56  I have not created Djinn and men, but that they should worship me
51:57  I require not sustenance from them, neither require I that they feed me
51:58  Verily, God is the sole sustainer: possessed of might: the unshaken
51:59  Therefore to those who injure thee shall be a fate like the fate of their fellows of old. Let them not challenge me to hasten it
51:60  Woe then to the infidels, because of their threatened day