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51:1  By those [winds] that scatter far and wide
51:2  and those that are heavily laden
51:3  that speed freely
51:4  that distribute [rain] as ordained
51:5  What you [people] are promised is true
51:6  the Judgement will come–&ndash
51:7  by the sky with its pathways
51:8  you differ in what you say–&ndash
51:9  those who turn away from it are [truly] deceived
51:10  Perish the liars
51:11  those steeped in error and unaware
51:12  They ask, ‘When is this Judgement Day coming?’
51:13  On a Day when they will be punished by the Fire
51:14  ‘Taste the punishment! This is what you wished to hasten.’
51:15  The righteous will be in Gardens with [flowing] springs
51:16  They will receive their Lord’s gifts because of the good they did before
51:17  sleeping only little at night
51:18  praying at dawn for God’s forgiveness
51:19  giving a rightful share of their wealth to the beggar and the deprived
51:20  On earth there are signs for those with sure faith–&ndash
51:21  and in yourselves too, do you not see?–&ndash
51:22  in the sky is your sustenance and all that you are promised
51:23  By the Lord of the heavens and earth! All this is as real as your speaking
51:24  [Muhammad], have you heard the story of the honoured guests of Abraham
51:25  They went in to see him and said, ‘Peace.’ ‘Peace,’ he said, [adding to himself] ‘These people are strangers.’
51:26  He turned quickly to his household, brought out a fat calf
51:27  and placed it before them. ‘Will you not eat?’ he said
51:28  beginning to be afraid of them, but they said, ‘Do not be afraid.’ They gave him good news of a son who would be gifted with knowledge
51:29  His wife then entered with a loud cry, struck her face, and said, ‘A barren old woman?’
51:30  but they said, ‘It will be so. This is what your Lord said, and He is the Wise, the All Knowing.’
51:31  Abraham said, ‘What is your errand, messengers?’
51:32  They said, ‘We are sent to a people lost in sin
51:33  to bring down rocks of clay
51:34  marked by your Lord for those who exceed all bounds.’
51:35  We brought out such believers as were there
51:36  We found only one household devoted to God
51:37  and left the town to be a sign for those who fear the painful punishment
51:38  There is another sign in Moses: We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority
51:39  Pharaoh turned away with his supporters, saying, ‘This is a sorcerer, or maybe a madman,’
51:40  so We seized him and his forces and threw them into the sea: he was to blame
51:41  There is another sign in the Ad: We sent the life-destroying wind against the
51:42  and it reduced everything it came up against to shreds
51:43  And also in the Thamud: it was said to them, ‘Make the most of your lives for a while,’
51:44  but they rebelled against their Lord’s command, so the blast took them. They looked on helplessly
51:45  they could not even remain standing, let alone defend themselves
51:46  Before that We destroyed the people of Noah. They were a truly sinful people
51:47  We built the heavens with Our power and made them vast
51:48  We spread out the earth- how well We smoothed it out!
51:49  and We created pairs of all things so that you [people] might take note
51:50  [So, say to them, Prophet], ‘Quickly, turn to God- I am sent by Him to give you clear warning
51:51  and do not set up any other god alongside Him. I am sent by Him to give you clear warning!’
51:52  Every previous people to whom a messenger was sent also said, ‘A sor-cerer, or maybe a madman!’
51:53  Did they tell one another to do this? No! They are a people who exceed all bounds
51:54  so ignore them [Prophet]- you are not to blame
51:55  and go on reminding [people], it is good for those who believe to be reminded
51:56  I created jinn and mankind only to worship Me
51:57  I want no provision from them, nor do I want them to feed Me
51:58  God is the Provider, the Lord of Power, the Ever Mighty
51:59  The evildoers, like their predecessors, will have a share of punishment- they need not ask Me to hasten it
51:60  and woe betide those who deny the truth on the Day they have been promised