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51:1  By the winds scattering ˹dust˺,
51:2  and ˹the clouds˺ loaded with rain,
51:3  and ˹the ships˺ gliding with ease,
51:4  and ˹the angels˺ administering affairs by ˹Allah’s˺ command!
51:5  Indeed, what you are promised is true.
51:6  And the Judgment will certainly come to pass.
51:7  ˹And˺ by the heavens in their marvellous design!
51:8  Surely you are ˹lost˺ in conflicting views ˹regarding the truth˺.
51:9  Only those ˹destined to be˺ deluded are turned away from it.
51:10  Condemned are the liars—
51:11  those who are ˹steeped˺ in ignorance, totally heedless.
51:12  They ask ˹mockingly˺, “When is this Day of Judgment?”
51:13  ˹It is˺ the Day they will be tormented over the Fire.
51:14  ˹They will be told,˺ “Taste your torment! This is what you sought to hasten.”
51:15  Indeed, the righteous will be amid Gardens and springs,
51:16  ˹joyfully˺ receiving what their Lord will grant them. Before this ˹reward˺ they were truly good-doers ˹in the world˺:
51:17  they used to sleep only little in the night,
51:18  and pray for forgiveness before dawn.
51:19  And in their wealth there was a rightful share ˹fulfilled˺ for the beggar and the poor.
51:20  There are ˹countless˺ signs on earth for those with sure faith,
51:21  as there are within yourselves. Can you not see?
51:22  In heaven is your sustenance and whatever you are promised.
51:23  Then by the Lord of heaven and earth! ˹All˺ this is certainly as true as ˹the fact that˺ you can speak!
51:24  Has the story of Abraham’s honoured guests reached you ˹O Prophet˺?
51:25  ˹Remember˺ when they entered his presence and greeted ˹him with˺, “Peace!” He replied, “Peace ˹be upon you˺!” ˹Then he said to himself,˺ “˹These are˺ an unfamiliar people.”
51:26  Then he slipped off to his family and brought a fat ˹roasted˺ calf,
51:27  and placed it before them, asking, “Will you not eat?”
51:28  ˹They did not eat,˺ so he grew fearful of them. They reassured ˹him˺, “Do not be afraid,” and gave him good news of a knowledgeable son.
51:29  Then his wife came forward with a cry, clasping her forehead ˹in astonishment˺, exclaiming, “˹A baby from˺ a barren, old woman!”
51:30  They replied, “Such has your Lord decreed. He is truly the All-Wise, All-Knowing.”
51:31  ˹Later,˺ Abraham asked, “What is your mission, O messengers?”
51:32  They replied, “We have actually been sent to a wicked people,
51:33  to send upon them stones of ˹baked˺ clay,
51:34  marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”
51:35  Then ˹before the torment˺ We evacuated the believers from the city.
51:36  But We only found one family that had submitted ˹to Allah˺.
51:37  And We have left a sign there ˹as a lesson˺ for those who fear the painful punishment.
51:38  And in ˹the story of˺ Moses ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent him to Pharaoh with compelling proof,
51:39  but Pharaoh was carried away by his power, saying ˹of Moses˺, “A magician or a madman!”
51:40  So We seized him and his soldiers, casting them into the sea while he was blameworthy.
51:41  And in ˹the story of˺ ’Âd ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent against them the devastating wind.
51:42  There was nothing it came upon that it did not reduce to ashes.
51:43  And in ˹the story of˺ Thamûd ˹was another lesson,˺ when they were told, “Enjoy yourselves ˹only˺ for a ˹short˺ while.”
51:44  Still they persisted in defying the commands of their Lord, so they were overtaken by a ˹mighty˺ blast while they were looking on.
51:45  Then they were not able to rise up, nor were they helped.
51:46  And the people of Noah ˹had also been destroyed˺ earlier. They were truly a rebellious people.
51:47  We built the universe with ˹great˺ might, and We are certainly expanding ˹it˺.
51:48  As for the earth, We spread it out. How superbly did We smooth it out!
51:49  And We created pairs of all things so perhaps you would be mindful.
51:50  So ˹proclaim, O Prophet˺: “Flee to Allah! I am truly sent by Him with a clear warning to you.
51:51  And do not set up another god with Allah. I am truly sent by Him with a clear warning to you.”
51:52  Similarly, no messenger came to those before them without being told: “A magician or a madman!”
51:53  Have they passed this ˹cliché˺ down to one another? In fact, they have ˹all˺ been a transgressing people.
51:54  So ˹now˺ turn away from them ˹O Prophet˺, for you will not be blamed.
51:55  But ˹continue to˺ remind. For certainly reminders benefit the believers.
51:56  I did not create jinn and humans except to worship Me.
51:57  I seek no provision from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.
51:58  Indeed, Allah ˹alone˺ is the Supreme Provider—Lord of all Power, Ever Mighty.
51:59  The wrongdoers will certainly have a share ˹of the torment˺ like that of their predecessors. So do not let them ask Me to hasten ˹it˺.
51:60  Woe then to the disbelievers when they face their Day which they are warned of!