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54:1  The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain
54:2  And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion
54:3  They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decisio
54:4  And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter
54:5  Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not
54:6  So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing
54:7  With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad
54:8  Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day
54:9  The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed
54:10  So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help
54:11  Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring wate
54:12  And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose
54:13  And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails
54:14  That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected
54:15  And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth
54:16  Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings
54:17  And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth
54:18  (The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings
54:19  Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity
54:20  Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees
54:21  Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings
54:22  And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth
54:23  (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warning
54:24  For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness
54:25  Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us? Nay, but he is a rash liar
54:26  (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar
54:27  Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience
54:28  And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed
54:29  But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her)
54:30  Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings
54:31  Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold
54:32  And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth
54:33  The folk of Lot rejected warnings
54:34  Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night
54:35  As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks
54:36  And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings
54:37  They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings
54:38  And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning
54:39  Now taste My punishment after My warnings
54:40  And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth
54:41  And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharao
54:42  Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful
54:43  Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures
54:44  Or say they: We are a host victorious
54:45  The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee
54:46  Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure)
54:47  Lo! the guilty are in error and madness
54:48  On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell
54:49  Lo! We have created every thing by measure
54:50  And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye
54:51  And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth
54:52  And every thing they did is in the scriptures
54:53  And every small and great thing is recorded
54:54  Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers
54:55  Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King