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51:1  By the scatterers scattering,
51:2  and those bearing weighty loads,
51:3  and those speeding along with ease,
51:4  and those apportioning the command:
51:5  what you are promised is certainly true —
51:6  the Judgement will certainly take place!
51:7  By Heaven with its oscillating orbits,
51:8  you certainly have differing beliefs.
51:9  Averted from it is he who is averted.
51:10  Death to the conjecturers:
51:11  those who flounder in a glut of ignorance,
51:12  asking, ´When is the Day of Judgement?´
51:13  On the Day they are tormented by the Fire:
51:14  ´Taste your torment! This is what you were trying to hasten!´
51:15  The people with taqwa will be among Gardens and Fountains,
51:16  receiving what their Lord has given them. Certainly before that they were good-doers.
51:17  The part of the night they spent asleep was small
51:18  and they would seek forgiveness before the dawn.
51:19  And beggars and the destitute received a due share of their wealth.
51:20  There are certainly Signs in the earth for people with certainty;
51:21  and in yourselves as well. Do you not then see?
51:22  Your provision is in heaven — and what you are promised.
51:23  By the Lord of heaven and earth, it is certainly the truth, just as you have speech.
51:24  Has the story reached you of the honoured guests of Ibrahim?
51:25  When they entered his dwelling and said, ´Peace!´ he said, ´Peace, to people we do not know.´
51:26  So he slipped off to his household and brought a fattened calf.
51:27  He offered it to them and then exclaimed, ´Do you not then eat?´
51:28  He felt afraid of them but they said, ´Do not be afraid!´ and gave him the good news of a son imbued with knowledge.
51:29  His wife came up with a shriek and struck her face and said, ´What, and me a barren old woman!´
51:30  They said, ´That is what your Lord says. He is the All-Wise, the All-Knowing.´
51:31  He inquired, ´What, then, is your business, messengers?´
51:32  They said, ´We have been sent to a people of evildoers
51:33  to unleash upon them lumps of clay
51:34  earmarked by your Lord for the profligate.´
51:35  We brought out all the muminun who were there
51:36  but found in it only one house of Muslims.
51:37  And We left a Sign in it for those who fear the painful punishment.
51:38  And also in Musa when We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority.
51:39  But he turned away with his forces, saying, ´A magician or a madman!´
51:40  So We seized him and his armies and hurled them into the sea, and he was to blame.
51:41  And also in ´Ad when We unleashed against them the barren wind,
51:42  which left nothing it touched without turning it to dust.
51:43  And also in Thamud, when they were told: ´Enjoy yourselves a while!´
51:44  But they spurned their Lord´s command, so the Blast seized them as they looked.
51:45  They could not stand upright and they were not helped.
51:46  And the people of Nuh before, they were a people of deviators.
51:47  As for heaven — We built it with great power and gave it its vast expanse.
51:48  And the earth — We spread it like a carpet and how well We smoothed it out!
51:49  And We created all things in pairs so that hopefully you would pay heed.
51:50  So flee to Allah. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him.
51:51  Do not set up another god together with Allah. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him.
51:52  Equally, no Messenger came to those before them without their saying, ´A magician or a madman!´
51:53  Did they bequeathe this to one another? Indeed they are an unbridled people.
51:54  So turn away from them, for you are not to blame.
51:55  And remind them, for truly the muminun benefit from being reminded.
51:56  I only created jinn and man to worship Me.
51:57  I do not require any provision from them and I do not require them to nourish Me.
51:58  Truly Allah, He is the Provider, the Possessor of Strength, the Sure.
51:59  Those who do wrong will have their due, the same as that of their friends. So they should not hurry Me!
51:60  Woe then to those who are kafir on account of the Day they have been promised!