54: Al-Qamar (القمر)
1: The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.
2: And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say: Transient magic.
3: And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term.
4: And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention--
5: Consummate wisdom-- but warnings do not avail;
6: So turn (your) back on them (for) the day when the inviter shall invite them to a hard task,
7: Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,
8: Hastening to the inviter. The unbelievers shall say: This is a hard day.
9: Before them the people of Nuh rejected, so they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad, and he was driven away.
10: Therefore he called upon his Lord: I am overcome, come Thou then to help.
11: So We opened the gates of the cloud with water pouring
12: And We made water to flow forth in the land in springs, so the water gathered together according to a measure already ordained.
13: And We bore him on that which was made of planks and nails
14: Sailing, before Our eyes, a reward for him who was denied.
15: And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there anyone who
16: How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!
17: And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?
18: Ad treated (the truth) as a lie, so how (great) was My punishment and My warning!
19: Surely We sent on them a tornado in a day of bitter ill-luck
20: Tearing men away as if they were the trunks of palm-trees torn up.
21: How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!
22: And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?
23: Samood rejected the warning.
24: So they said: What! a single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? Most surely we shall in that case be in sure error and distress:
25: Has the reminder been made to light upon him from among us? Nay! he is an insolent liar!
26: Tomorrow shall they know who is the liar, the insolent one.
27: Surely We are going to send the she-camel as a trial for them; therefore watch them and have patience.
28: And inform them that the water is shared between them; every share of the water shall be regulated.
29: But they called their companion, so he took (the sword) and slew (her).
30: How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!
31: Surely We sent upon them a single cry, so they were like the dry fragments of trees which the maker of an enclosure collects.
32: And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?
33: The people of Lut treated the warning. as a lie.
34: Surely We sent upon them a stonestorm, except Lut's followers; We saved them a little before daybreak,
35: A favor from Us; thus do We reward him who gives thanks.
36: And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure, but they obstinately disputed the warning.
37: And certainly they endeavored to turn him from his guests, but We blinded their eyes; so taste My chastisement and My warning.
38: And certainly a lasting chastisement overtook them in the morning.
39: So taste My chastisement and My warning.
40: And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?
41: And certainly the warning came to Firon's people.
42: They rejected all Our communications, so We overtook them after the manner of a Mighty, Powerful One.
43: Are the unbelievers of yours better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the scriptures?
44: Or do they say: We are a host allied together to help each other?
45: Soon shall the hosts be routed, and they shall turn (their) backs.
46: Nay, the hour is their promised time, and the hour shall be most grievous and bitter.
47: Surely the guilty are in error and distress.
48: On the day when they shall be dragged upon their faces into the fire; taste the touch of hell.
49: Surely We have created everything according to a measure.
50: And Our command is but one, as the twinkling of an eye.
51: And certainly We have already destroyed the likes of you, but is there anyone who will mind?
52: And everything they have done is in the writings.
53: And everything small and great is written down.
54: Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and rivers,
55: In the seat of honor with a most Powerful King.