By the sun and its brightness,
and the moon as it follows it,
and the day as it unveils it,
and the night as it conceals it!
And by heaven and ˹the One˺ Who built it,
and the earth and ˹the One˺ Who spread it!
And by the soul and ˹the One˺ Who fashioned it,
then with ˹the knowledge of˺ right and wrong inspired it!
Successful indeed is the one who purifies their soul,
and doomed is the one who corrupts it!
Thamûd rejected ˹the truth˺ out of arrogance,
when the most wicked of them was roused ˹to kill the she-camel˺.
But the messenger of Allah warned them, “˹Do not disturb˺ Allah’s camel and her ˹turn to˺ drink!”
Still they defied him and slaughtered her. So their Lord crushed them for their crime, levelling all to the ground.
He has no fear of consequences.