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54:1  The Hour has come closer, and the moon has split.
54:2  Then they saw a miracle; but they turned away and said, "Old magic."
54:3  They disbelieved, followed their opinions, and adhered to their old traditions.
54:4  Sufficient warnings have been delivered to alert them.
54:5  Great wisdom; but all the warnings have been in vain.
54:6  Ignore them; the day will come when the caller will announce a terrible disaster.
54:7  With their eyes humiliated, they come out of the graves like scattered locusts.
54:8  As they respond to the caller, the disbelievers will say, "This is a difficult day."
54:9  The people of Noah disbelieved before them. They disbelieved our servant and said, "Crazy!" He was persecuted.
54:10  He implored his Lord, "I am oppressed; grant me victory."
54:11  We then opened the gates of the sky, pouring water.
54:12  And we caused springs to gush out of the earth. The waters met to effect a predetermined decision.
54:13  We carried him on a watercraft made of logs and ropes.
54:14  It ran under our watchful eyes; a reward for one who was rejected.
54:15  We have set it up as a lesson. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:16  How terrible was My retribution after the warnings!
54:17  We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:18  `Aad disbelieved. Consequently, how terrible was My retribution after the warnings.
54:19  We sent upon them violent winds, on a day of continuous misery.
54:20  It tossed the people around as if they were decayed palm tree trunks.
54:21  How terrible was My retribution after the warnings!
54:22  We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:23  Thamoud rejected the warnings.
54:24  They said, "Shall we follow one of us; a human being? We will then go astray, then end up in Hell.
54:25  "Did the message come down to him, instead of us? He is a flagrant liar."
54:26  They will find out tomorrow who the flagrant liar is.
54:27  We are sending the camel as a test for them. Watch them and be patient.
54:28  Inform them that the water shall be divided among them; (the camel) shall be allowed to drink on her designated day.
54:29  But they persuaded their friend to kill (the camel), and he obliged.
54:30  Consequently, how terrible was My retribution! They have been warned.
54:31  We sent upon them one blow, whereupon they became like harvested hay.
54:32  We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:33  The people of Lot rejected the warnings.
54:34  We showered them with rocks. Only Lot's family was saved at dawn.
54:35  We blessed him and his family; we thus reward the appreciative.
54:36  He warned them about our requital, but they ridiculed the warnings.
54:37  They negotiated with him about his guests; we blinded them. Suffer My retribution; you have been warned.
54:38  Early the next morning, a devastating retribution struck them.
54:39  Suffer My retribution; you have been warned.
54:40  We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:41  Pharaoh's people were warned.
54:42  They rejected all our signs. Consequently, we requited them as an Almighty, Omnipotent should.
54:43  Are your disbelievers better than those disbelievers? Have you been absolved by the scripture?
54:44  Perhaps they think, "We will be the winners."
54:45  All of them will be defeated; they will turn around and flee.
54:46  The Hour is awaiting them, and the Hour is far worse and more painful.
54:47  Certainly, the guilty are astray, and will end up in Hell.
54:48  They will be dragged into the hellfire, forcibly. Suffer the agony of retribution.
54:49  Everything we created is precisely measured.
54:50  Our commands are done within the blink of an eye.
54:51  We annihilated your counterparts. Does any of you wish to learn?
54:52  Everything they did is recorded in the scriptures.
54:53  Everything, small or large, is written down.
54:54  Surely, the righteous have deserved gardens and rivers.
54:55  In a position of honor, at an Omnipotent King.