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54:1  The hour drew nigh (or is nigh) and the moon was rent in twain (or is rent)
54:2  And if they see a Sign they turn aside and say, "Transient magic."
54:3  And they call it a lie, and follow their own low desires; but every affair has its appointed term
54:4  And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is a deterrent
54:5  Consummate wisdom - but warnings avail not
54:6  So turn your back on them for the Day when the Summoner summons them unto a terrible affair
54:7  With downcast eyes, they come forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts
54:8  Hastening towards the Summoner. The unbelievers shall say, "This is a hard day."
54:9  Before them the people of Noah rejected, yea they reject Our servant and called him mad, and he was driven away
54:10  Therefore he called upon his Lord, "I am overcome, come you then to help."
54:11  So We opened the gates of heaven with water pouring fort
54:12  And We caused water to gush forth from the land in springs; so the waters gathered together and rose according to a measure already ordained
54:13  And We bore him on that (the Ark) which was made of planks and nails (or ties of palm-fibre
54:14  Floating before Our eyes, a reward for him who was rejected
54:15  And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there anyone that remembers (or takes heed)
54:16  How great was then My punishment after My warning
54:17  And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will heed
54:18  A´ad treated the truth as a lie, so how great was My punishment after My warning
54:19  Surely We sent on them a tornado in a day of violent disaster
54:20  Tearing men away as if they were the trunks of palm-trees uprooted
54:21  How great was then My punishment after My warning
54:22  And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will heed
54:23  Thamud rejected the warning
54:24  So they said, "What! A single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? Most surely we shall then be in sure error and madness
54:25  "Can it be that the reminder has been sent to him of all the people among us? Nay! He is an insolent liar!"
54:26  Ah, tomorrow shall they know who is the liar, the insolent one
54:27  Surely We shall send them the she-camel as a trial; therefore, watch them and have patience
54:28  And inform them that the water is to be shared between them; every drinking shall be regulated
54:29  But they called their companion, who took (the sword) and hamstrung her
54:30  How great was then My punishment after My warning
54:31  Surely We sent upon them a single Shout (or Blast), so they became like the dry stubble which the maker of an enclosure collects
54:32  And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will heed
54:33  The people of Lot treated the warning. as a lie
54:34  Surely We sent upon them a storm with stones, except Lot´s followers; We saved them a little before daybreak
54:35  A favour from Us; thus do We reward him who gives thanks
54:36  And certainly he (Lot) warned them of Our violent punishment, but they obstinately disputed the warning
54:37  And they endeavoured to snatch away his guests from him, but We blinded their eyes; "So taste you My chastisement and My warning
54:38  And early in the morning a lasting chastisement overtook them
54:39  "So taste you My chastisement after My warning."
54:40  And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will heed
54:41  And certainly the warning came to Pharaoh´s people
54:42  They rejected all Our Signs, so We overtook them with such a penalty as comes from One Mighty, Powerful
54:43  Are the unbelievers of yours (O Quraish) better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the Sacred Books
54:44  Or do they say, "We are a host allied together to help each other
54:45  But soon shall the hosts be routed, and they shall flee
54:46  Nay, the Hour is their promised time, and the Hour shall be most grievous and bitter
54:47  Surely it is the guilty who are in error and madness
54:48  On the day when they shall be dragged upon their faces into the Fire, "Taste the touch of hell."
54:49  Surely We have created everything according to a measure
54:50  And Our command is but one, as the twinkling of an eye
54:51  And certainly We have already destroyed the likes of you, but is there anyone who will heed
54:52  And everything they did is in the Scriptures (or the Record)
54:53  And everything small and great is recorded
54:54  Surely the righteous (who guard against evil) shall dwell among Gardens and Rivers
54:55  Established in the Assembly of Truth in the presence of an Omnipotent Sovereign