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52:1  BY the MOUNTAIN
52:2  And by the Book writte
52:3  On an outspread roll
52:4  And by the frequented fane
52:5  And by the lofty vault
52:6  And by the swollen sea
52:7  Verily, a chastisement from thy Lord is imminent
52:8  And none shall put it back
52:9  Reeling on that day the Heaven shall reel
52:10  And stirring shall the mountains stir
52:11  And woe, on that day, to those who called the apostles liars
52:12  Who plunged for pastime into vain disputes
52:13  On that day shall they be thrust with thrusting to the fire of Hell:
52:14  "This is the fire which ye treated as a lie
52:15  What! is this magic, then? or, do ye not see it
52:16  Burn ye therein: bear it patiently or impatiently 'twill be the same to you: for ye shall assuredly receive the reward of your doings."
52:17  But mid gardens and delights shall they dwell who have feared God
52:18  Rejoicing in what their Lord hath given them; and that from the pain of hell-fire hath their Lord preserved them
52:19  "Eat and drink with healthy enjoyment, in recompense for your deeds."
52:20  On couches ranged in rows shall they recline; and to the damsels with large dark eyes will we wed them
52:21  And to those who have believed, whose offspring have followed them in the faith, will we again unite their offspring; nor of the meed of their works will we in the least defraud them. Pledged to God is every man for his actions and their desert
52:22  And fruits in abundance will we give them, and flesh as they shall desire
52:23  Therein shall they pass to one another the cup which shall engender no light discourse, no motive to sin
52:24  And youths shall go round among them beautiful as imbedded pearls
52:25  And shall accost one another and ask mutual questions
52:26  "A time indeed there was," will they say, "when we were full of care as to the future lot of our families
52:27  But kind hath God been to us, and from the pestilential torment hath he preserved us
52:28  For, heretofore we called upon Him - and He is the Beneficent, the Merciful."
52:29  Warn thou, then. For thou by the favour of thy Lord art neither soothsayer nor possessed
52:30  Will they say, "A poet! let us await some adverse turn of his fortune?"
52:31  SAY, wait ye, and in sooth I too will wait with you
52:32  Is it their dreams which inspire them with this? or is it that they are a perverse people
52:33  Will they say, "He hath forged it (the Koran) himself?" Nay, rather it is that they believed not
52:34  Let them then produce a discourse like it, if they speak the Truth
52:35  Were they created by nothing? or were they the creators of themselves
52:36  Created they the Heavens and Earth? Nay, rather, they have no faith
52:37  Hold they thy Lord's treasures? Bear they the rule supreme
52:38  Have they a ladder for hearing the angels? Let any one who hath heard them bring a clear proof of it
52:39  Hath God daughters and ye sons
52:40  Asketh thou pay of them? they are themselves weighed down with debts
52:41  Have they such a knowledge of the secret things that they can write them down
52:42  Desire they to lay snares for thee? But the snared ones shall be they who do not believe
52:43  Have they any God beside God? Glory be to God above what they join with Him
52:44  And should they see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say, "It is only a dense cloud."
52:45  Leave them then until they come face to face with the day when they shall swoon away
52:46  A day in which their snares shall not at all avail them, neither shall they be helped
52:47  And verily, beside this is there a punishment for the evildoers: but most of them know it not
52:48  Wait thou patiently the judgment of thy Lord, for thou art in our eye; and celebrate the praise of thy Lord when thou risest up
52:49  And in the night-season: Praise him when the stars are setting