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The Final Hour is drawing near and the moon has split into two.
And after seeing the miracle they turned away saying, “This is a powerful magic.”
They denied and followed their whims. For every action produces a specific outcome.
The reports of ancient people
have come to them containing lessons
with far-reaching wisdom, but those warnings didn’t benefit them.
turn away from them, one Day a caller will call them to something terrible;
with eyes lowered they will exit their graves like swarms of locusts,
rushing in terror towards the caller, and the disbelievers will say, “This is a difficult Day.
Previously, the people of Nuh denied Our servant, and called him a mad man and severely scolded him.
He cried out to His Lord: “I am weak and beaten, so help me!”
So We opened the sky’s floodgates with torrential rain,
and caused the Earth’s springs to surge, and the two waters met as pre-designed.
We carried him on a boat
made of wooden planks held together with
floating under our watchful gaze. A magnificent
reward for the one denied.
We left that as a sign; will anyone pay attention?
How terrible were My punishments and warnings?
We made the Quran easy to learn and understand, so will anyone pay attention
The people of Ad also denied, so how terrible were My punishment and warnings?
We sent a howling storm wind on a Day of bitter misfortune,
which blew people away like uprooted palm trunks.
How terrible were My punishment and warnings.
We have made the Quran easy to learn and understand, so will anyone pay attention
The people of Thamud also denied Our warnings.
They said, “We must be misguided and mad people if we follow one man from among us.
How could he be given a Revelation? He is a big-headed liar.”
Tomorrow they shall know who is a big-headed liar.
We shall send a she-camel to test them, so patiently watch over them.
And tell them, the water shall be divided equally among them, and each will come to it when it’s their turn.
So they called for their leader who cut the hamstrings of the she-camel.
How terrible were My punishment and warnings?
We sent a single blast to destroy them, and they were like the scattered sticks of a broken fence
Indeed We made the Quran easy to learn and understand, so will anyone pay attention?
The people of Lut denied the warnings.
We sent a sandstorm of stones; the only exception was the family of Lut, We saved them at dawn,
a favour from Us. This is how We reward the thankful.
He warned them clearly about Our punishment, but they doubted the warnings.
They also demanded from him his guests, so We blinded them and told them, “Taste My punishment and the warnings.”
So early one morning, a lasting punishment seized them.
It was said
: “Taste My punishment and warnings.”
We made the Quran easy to learn and understand; so will anyone pay attention
Warners came to the people of Pharaoh,
but they denied all Our signs, so We grabbed them with force and power.
Are your disbelievers, the Quraysh
, stronger than them, or have they been promised protection in Divine Scriptures?
Or do they say: “We are a united people bound to be victorious.”
Soon they will be defeated, and they will turn their backs and flee.
The Judgement Day is their appointed time, and it will be a terrifying and most difficult Day
The sinners are indeed misguided and foolish.
The Day when they are dragged on their faces and thrown into Hell, it will be said
: “Taste the burning of Hellfire.
We created everything in a precisely-measured way.
Our order is carried out instantly, like the blink of an eye.
We destroyed the likes of you, so is there anyone who will pay attention?
Everything they did is in the Records –
whether big or small – all was written down.
The righteous will be in Paradise with flowing
a delightful place in the presence of the All-Powerful King
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