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54:1  The Hour has drawn near and the moon has split.
54:2  If they see a Sign they turn away, saying ´There is no end to this witchcraft!´
54:3  They have denied the truth and followed their whims and desires, but everything has its time.
54:4  News has come to them which contains a threat:
54:5  consummate wisdom — but warnings are profitless.
54:6  Turn away from them then. On the Day the Summoner summons them to something unspeakably terrible,
54:7  they will emerge from their graves with downcast eyes, like swarming locusts,
54:8  necks outstretched, eyes transfixed, rushing headlong to the Summoner. The kuffar will say, ´This is a pitiless day!´
54:9  Before them the people of Nuh denied the truth. They denied Our slave, saying, ´He is madman,´ and he was driven away with jeers.
54:10  He called upon his Lord: ´I am overwhelmed, so help me!´
54:11  So We opened the gates of heaven with torrential water
54:12  and made the earth burst forth with gushing springs. And the waters met together in a way which was decreed.
54:13  We bore him on a planked and well-caulked ship,
54:14  which ran before Our eyes — a reward for him who had been rejected.
54:15  We left it as a Sign. But is there any rememberer there?
54:16  How terrible were My punishment and warnings!
54:17  We have made the Qur´an easy to remember. But is there any rememberer there?
54:18  ´Ad denied the truth. How terrible were My punishment and warnings!
54:19  We unleashed a howling wind against them on a day of unremitting horror.
54:20  It plucked up men like uprooted stumps.
54:21  How terrible were My punishment and warnings!
54:22  We have made the Qur´an easy to remember. But is there any rememberer there?
54:23  Thamud denied the warnings.
54:24  They said, ´Are we to follow a human being, one of us? Then we would truly be misguided, quite insane!
54:25  Has the Reminder been given to him of all of us? No indeed! He is an impudent liar.´
54:26  ´They will know tomorrow who the impudent liar is.
54:27  We will send the she-camel as a trial for them. Just keep a watchful eye on them and be steadfast.
54:28  Inform them that the water is to be shared out between them, each drinking by turn.´
54:29  They called on their companion and he set to it and hamstrung her.
54:30  How terrible were My punishment and warnings!
54:31  We sent a single Blast against them and they were just like a thatcher´s reeds.
54:32  We have made the Qur´an easy to remember. But is there any rememberer there?
54:33  The people of Lut denied the warnings.
54:34  We unleashed a sudden squall of stones against all of them, except the family of Lut, who We rescued before dawn.
54:35  It was a blessing direct from Our presence. That is how We recompense those who give thanks.
54:36  He warned them of Our onslaught but they dismissed the warnings.
54:37  They even wanted to seduce his guests! So We put out their eyes: ´Taste My punishment and warnings!´
54:38  Early morning brought them enduring punishment:
54:39  ´Taste My punishment and warnings!´
54:40  We have made the Qur´an easy to remember But is there any rememberer there?
54:41  Warnings came to Pharaoh´s people.
54:42  They dismissed every one of Our Signs and so We seized them with the seizing of One who is Almighty, All-Powerful.
54:43  Are your kuffar better than those peoples´? Or have you been given exemption in the Books?
54:44  Or do they say, ´We are an assembly who will win´?
54:45  The assembly will be routed and will turn their backs in flight.
54:46  In fact the Hour is their promised appointment and the Hour is more disastrous and bitter!
54:47  The evildoers are indeed misguided and insane
54:48  on the Day that they are dragged face-first into the Fire: ´Taste the scorching touch of Saqar!´
54:49  We have created all things in due measure.
54:50  Our command is only one word, like the blinking of an eye.
54:51  We destroyed those of your kind in the past. But is there any rememberer there?
54:52  Everything they did is in the Books.
54:53  Everything is recorded, big or small.
54:54  The people who have taqwa will be amid Gardens and Rivers,
54:55  on seats of honour in the presence of an All-Powerful King.