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54:1  THE LAST HOUR draws near, and the moon is split asunder
54:2  But if they [who reject all thought of the Last Hour] were to see a sign [of its approach], they would turn aside and say, “An ever-recurring delusion!” &ndash
54:3  for they are bent on giving it the lie, being always wont to follow their own desires. Yet everything reveals its truth in the end
54:4  And withal, there has come unto them many a tiding that should have restrained [their arrogance]
54:5  far-reaching wisdom [was held out to them]: but [since] all warnings have been of no avail
54:6  turn thou away from them. On the Day when the Summoning Voice will summon [man] unto something that the mind cannot conceive
54:7  they will come forth from their graves, with their eyes downcast, [swarming about] like locusts scattered [by the wind]
54:8  running in confusion towards the Summoning Voice; [and] those who [now] deny the truth will exclaim, “Calamitous is this Day!&rdquo
54:9  [LONG] BEFORE those [who now deny resurrection] did Noah’s people call it a lie; and they gave the lie to Our servant and said, “Mad is he!” - and he was repulsed
54:10  Thereupon he called out to his Sustainer, “Verily, I am defeated; come Thou, then, to my succour!&rdquo
54:11  And so We caused the gates of heaven to open with water pouring down in torrents
54:12  and caused the earth to burst forth with springs, so that the waters met for a purpose pre-ordained
54:13  but him We bore on that [vessel] made of [mere] planks and nails
54:14  and it floated under Our eyes: a recompense for him who had been rejected with ingratitude
54:15  And, indeed, We have caused such [floating vessels] to remain forever a sign [of Our grace unto man]: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:16  And how severe is the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded
54:17  Hence, indeed, We made this Qur’an easy to bear in mind: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:18  TO THE TRUTH gave the lie [the tribe of] Ad: and how severe was the suffering which I inflicted when My warnings were disregarded
54:19  Behold, We let loose upon them a raging storm wind on a day of bitter misfortune
54:20  it swept the people away as though they were palm-trunks uprooted
54:21  for, how severe is the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded
54:22  Hence, indeed, We made this Qur’an easy to bear in mind: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:23  [AND the tribe of] Thamud gave the lie to all [Our] warnings
54:24  and they said: “Are we to follow one single mortal, one from among ourselves? In that case, behold, we would certainly sink into error and folly
54:25  Why - on him alone from among all of us should a [divine] reminder have been bestowed? Nay, but he is a boastful liar!&rdquo
54:26  [And God said:] “On the morrow they will come to know who the boastful liar is
54:27  Behold, [O Salih] We are letting loose this she-camel as a test for them; and thou but watch them, and contain thyself in patience
54:28  And let them know that the water [of their wells] is to be divided between them, with each share of water equitably apportioned.&rdquo
54:29  But they summoned their [boldest] companion, and he ventured [upon the evil deed], and cruelly slaughtered [the animal]
54:30  and how severe was the suffering which I inflicted when My warnings were disregarded
54:31  Behold, We let loose upon them one single blast [of Our punishment], and they became like the dried-up, crumbling twigs of a sheepfold
54:32  Hence, indeed, We made this Qur’an easy to bear in mind: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:33  LOT ’S PEOPLE [too] gave the lie to all [Our] warnings
54:34  [and so,] behold, We let loose upon them a deadly tempest; and only Lot ’s kinsfolk did We save at the break of dawn
54:35  as a blessing from Us: thus do We reward all who are grateful
54:36  For he had truly warned them of Our punishing might; but they stubbornly cast doubt on these warnings
54:37  and even demanded that he give up his guests [to them]: whereupon We deprived them of their sight [and thus told them, as it were]: “Taste, then, the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded!&rdquo
54:38  And, indeed, abiding suffering did befall them early on the morrow
54:39  “Taste, then, the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded!&rdquo
54:40  Hence, indeed, We made this Qur’an easy to bear in mind: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:41  Now surely, unto Pharaoh’s folk [too] came such warnings
54:42  they, too, gave the lie to all Our messages: and thereupon We took them to task as only the Almighty, who determines all things, can take to task
54:43  ARE, THEN, those of you who [now] deny the truth better than those others - or have you, perchance, [been promised] immunity in the [ancient] books of [divine] wisdom
54:44  Or do they say, “We are a group united, [and therefore] bound to prevail”
54:45  [Yet] the hosts [of those who deny the truth] shall be routed, and they shall turn their backs [in flight]
54:46  But nay - the Last Hour is the time when they shall truly meet their fate; and that Last Hour will be most calamitous, and most bitter
54:47  for, behold, those who are lost in sin [will at that time come to know that it is they who] were sunk in error and folly
54:48  On the Day when they shall be dragged into the fire on their faces, [they will be told:] “Taste now the touch of hell-fire!&rdquo
54:49  BEHOLD, everything have We created in due measure and proportion
54:50  and Our ordaining [a thing and its coming into being] is but one [act], like the twinkling of an eye
54:51  Thus, indeed, did We destroy people like you [in the past]: who, then, is willing to take it to heart
54:52  [They were truly guilty] because all [the evil] that they ever did had been [revealed to them as such] in the [ancient] books of [divine] wisdom
54:53  and everything [that man does], be it small or great, is recorded [with God]
54:54  [Hence, too,] behold, the God-conscious will find themselves in [a paradise of] gardens and running waters
54:55  in a seat of truth, in the presence of a Sovereign who determines all things