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By the scatterers scattering,
and those bearing weighty loads,
and those speeding along with ease,
and those apportioning the command:
what you are promised is certainly true
the Judgement will certainly take place!
By Heaven with its oscillating orbits,
you certainly have differing beliefs.
Averted from it is he who is averted.
Death to the conjecturers:
those who flounder in a glut of ignorance,
asking, ´When is the Day of Judgement?´
On the Day they are tormented by the Fire:
´Taste your torment! This is what you were trying to hasten!´
The people with taqwa will be among Gardens and Fountains,
receiving what their Lord has given them. Certainly before that they were good-doers.
The part of the night they spent asleep was small
and they would seek forgiveness before the dawn.
And beggars and the destitute received a due share of their wealth.
There are certainly Signs in the earth for people with certainty;
and in yourselves as well. Do you not then see?
Your provision is in heaven and what you are promised.
By the Lord of heaven and earth, it is certainly the truth, just as you have speech.
Has the story reached you of the honoured guests of Ibrahim?
When they entered his dwelling and said, ´Peace!´ he said, ´Peace, to people we do not know.´
So he slipped off to his household and brought a fattened calf.
He offered it to them and then exclaimed, ´Do you not then eat?´
He felt afraid of them but they said, ´Do not be afraid!´ and gave him the good news of a son imbued with knowledge.
His wife came up with a shriek and struck her face and said, ´What, and me a barren old woman!´
They said, ´That is what your Lord says. He is the All-Wise, the All-Knowing.´
He inquired, ´What, then, is your business, messengers?´
They said, ´We have been sent to a people of evildoers
to unleash upon them lumps of clay
earmarked by your Lord for the profligate.´
We brought out all the muminun who were there
but found in it only one house of Muslims.
And We left a Sign in it for those who fear the painful punishment.
And also in Musa when We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority.
But he turned away with his forces, saying, ´A magician or a madman!´
So We seized him and his armies and hurled them into the sea, and he was to blame.
And also in ´Ad when We unleashed against them the barren wind,
which left nothing it touched without turning it to dust.
And also in Thamud, when they were told: ´Enjoy yourselves a while!´
But they spurned their Lord´s command, so the Blast seized them as they looked.
They could not stand upright and they were not helped.
And the people of Nuh before, they were a people of deviators.
As for heaven We built it with great power and gave it its vast expanse.
And the earth We spread it like a carpet and how well We smoothed it out!
And We created all things in pairs so that hopefully you would pay heed.
So flee to Allah. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him.
Do not set up another god together with Allah. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him.
Equally, no Messenger came to those before them without their saying, ´A magician or a madman!´
Did they bequeathe this to one another? Indeed they are an unbridled people.
So turn away from them, for you are not to blame.
And remind them, for truly the muminun benefit from being reminded.
I only created jinn and man to worship Me.
I do not require any provision from them and I do not require them to nourish Me.
Truly Allah, He is the Provider, the Possessor of Strength, the Sure.
Those who do wrong will have their due, the same as that of their friends. So they should not hurry Me!
Woe then to those who are kafir on account of the Day they have been promised!
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