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51:1  The blowing winds.
51:2  Bearing rain.
51:3  Bringing provisions.
51:4  Distributing them as commanded.
51:5  What is promised to you will surely come to pass.
51:6  The Day of Judgment is inevitable.
51:7  Despite the perfectly created sky.
51:8  You continue to dispute the truth.
51:9  Deviating therefrom are the deviators.
51:10  Woe to the falsifiers.
51:11  In their blundering, they are totally heedless.
51:12  They question the Day of Judgment.
51:13  The day they are presented to the fire.
51:14  Taste the retribution; this is what you used to challenge.
51:15  The righteous have deserved gardens and springs.
51:16  They receive their Lord's rewards, for they used to be pious.
51:17  Rarely did they sleep the whole night.
51:18  At dawn, they prayed for forgiveness.
51:19  A portion of their money was set aside for the beggar and the needy.
51:20  The earth is full of signs for those who are certain.
51:21  And within yourselves; can you see?
51:22  In the heaven is your provision, and everything that is promised to you.
51:23  By the Lord of the heaven and the earth, this is as true as the fact that you speak.
51:24  Have you noted the history of Abraham's honorable guests?
51:25  They visited him, saying, "Peace." He said, "Peace to you, strangers!"
51:26  He asked his family to prepare a fat calf.
51:27  When he offered it to them, he remarked, "Do you not eat?"
51:28  He harbored fear of them. They said, "Have no fear," and they gave good news of a knowledgeable son.
51:29  His wife was astonished. Noting her wrinkled face: "I am a sterile old woman."
51:30  They said, "Thus said your Lord. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient."
51:31  He said, "What are you up to, O messengers?"
51:32  They said, "We have been dispatched to criminal people.
51:33  "We will shower them with rocks of clay.
51:34  "Marked by your Lord for the transgressors."
51:35  We then delivered all the believers.
51:36  We did not find in it except one house of submitters.
51:37  We set it up as a lesson for those who fear the painful retribution.
51:38  In Moses (there is a lesson). We sent him to Pharaoh with manifest proofs.
51:39  But he turned away, in arrogance, and said, "Magician, or crazy."
51:40  Consequently, we punished him and his troops. We threw them into the sea, and he is the one to blame.
51:41  In `Aad (there is a lesson). We sent upon them disastrous wind.
51:42  Anything that it came upon was utterly destroyed.
51:43  In Thamoud (there is a lesson). They were told, "Enjoy temporarily."
51:44  They rebelled against the command of their Lord. Consequently, the lightning struck them as they looked.
51:45  They could never get up, nor were they helped.
51:46  And the people of Noah before that; they were wicked people.
51:47  We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it.
51:48  And we made the earth habitable; a perfect design.
51:49  We created a pair (male and female) of everything, that you may take heed.
51:50  You shall escape to GOD. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.
51:51  KHALIFA:Do not set up beside GOD any other god. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.
51:52  Consistently, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said, "Magician," or, "Crazy."
51:53  Did they make an agreement with each other? Indeed, they are transgressors.
51:54  You may disregard them; you cannot be blamed.
51:55  And remind, for the reminder benefits the believers.
51:56  I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.
51:57  I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.
51:58  GOD is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.
51:59  The transgressors have incurred the same fate as their previous counterparts; they should not challenge.
51:60  Woe to those who disbelieved from the day that is awaiting them.