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The Holy Koran

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Book 54


The Moon

In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent the Merciful.

[54.1]

The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.

[54.2]

And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say:
Transient magic.

[54.3]

And they call (it) a lie,
and follow their low desires;
and every affair has its appointed term.

[54.4]
And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention--

[54.5]

Consummate wisdom-- but warnings do not avail;

[54.6]

So turn (your) back on them (for) the day when the inviter shall invite them to a hard task,

[54.7]

Their eyes cast down,
going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,

[54.8]

Hastening to the inviter.
The unbelievers shall say:
This is a hard day.

[54.9]

Before them the people of Nuh rejected,
so they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad,
and he was driven away.

[54.10]

Therefore he called upon his Lord:
I am overcome,
come Thou then to help.

[54.11]
So We opened the gates of the cloud with water pouring

[54.12]

And We made water to flow forth in the land in springs,
so the water gathered together according to a measure already ordained.

[54.13]
And We bore him on that which was made of planks and nails

[54.14]

Sailing,
before Our eyes,
a reward for him who was denied.

[54.15]

And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there anyone who

[54.16]

How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!

[54.17]

And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance,
but is there anyone who will mind?

[54.18]

Ad treated (the truth) as a lie,
so how (great) was My punishment and My warning!

[54.19]
Surely We sent on them a tornado in a day of bitter ill-luck

[54.20]

Tearing men away as if they were the trunks of palm-trees torn up.

[54.21]

How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!

[54.22]

And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance,
but is there anyone who will mind?

[54.23]

Samood rejected the warning.

[54.24]

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:

[54.25]

Has the reminder been made to light upon him from among us?
Nay!
he is an insolent liar!

[54.26]

Tomorrow shall they know who is the liar,
the insolent one.

[54.27]

Surely We are going to send the she-camel as a trial for them;
therefore watch them and have patience.

[54.28]

And inform them that the water is shared between them;
every share of the water shall be regulated.

[54.29]

But they called their companion,
so he took (the sword) and slew (her).

[54.30]

How (great) was then My punishment and My warning!

[54.31]

Surely We sent upon them a single cry,
so they were like the dry fragments of trees which the maker of an enclosure collects.

[54.32]

And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance,
but is there anyone who will mind?

[54.33]

The people of Lut treated the warning.
as a lie.

[54.34]

Surely We sent upon them a stonestorm,
except Lut's followers;
We saved them a little before daybreak,

[54.35]

A favor from Us;
thus do We reward him who gives thanks.

[54.36]

And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure,
but they obstinately disputed the warning.

[54.37]

And certainly they endeavored to turn him from his guests,
but We blinded their eyes;
so taste My chastisement and My warning.

[54.38]

And certainly a lasting chastisement overtook them in the morning.

[54.39]

So taste My chastisement and My warning.

[54.40]

And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance,
but is there anyone who will mind?

[54.41]

And certainly the warning came to Firon's people.

[54.42]

They rejected all Our communications,
so We overtook them after.
the manner of a Mighty,
Powerful One.

[54.43]

Are the unbelievers of yours better than these,
or is there an exemption for you in the scriptures?

[54.44]

Or do they say:
We are a host allied together to help each other?

[54.45]

Soon shall the hosts be routed,
and they shall turn (their) backs.

[54.46]

Nay,
the hour is their promised time,
and the hour shall be most grievous and bitter.

[54.47]

Surely the guilty are in error and distress.

[54.48]

On the day when they shall be dragged upon their faces into the fire;
taste the touch of hell.

[54.49]

Surely We have created everything according to a measure.

[54.50]

And Our command is but one,
as the twinkling of an eye.

[54.51]

And certainly We have already destroyed the likes of you,
but is there anyone who will mind?

[54.52]

And everything they have done is in the writings.

[54.53]

And everything small and great is written down.

[54.54]

Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and rivers,

[54.55]

In the seat of honor with a most Powerful King.


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