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69:1  The sure Truth
69:2  What is the sure Truth
69:3  And what would make thee realize what the sure Truth is
69:4  Thamud and ‘Ad called the calamity a lie
69:5  Then as for Thamud, they were destroyed by the severe punishment
69:6  And as for ‘Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent wind
69:7  Which He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days continuously, so that thou mightest have seen the people therein prostrate as if they were trunks of hollow palm-trees
69:8  So canst thou see a remnant of them
69:9  And Pharaoh and those before him and the overthrown cities wrought evil
69:10  And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so he punished them with a vehement punishment
69:11  Surely We carried you in the ship, when the water rose high
69:12  That We might make it a reminder for you, and that the retaining ear might retain it
69:13  So when the trumpet is blown with a single blast
69:14  And the earth and the mountains are borne away and crushed with one crash -
69:15  On that day will the Event come to pass
69:16  And the heaven will be cleft asunder; so that day it will be frail
69:17  And the angels will be on its sides. And above them eight will bear that day thy Lord’s Throne of Power
69:18  On that day you will be exposed to view -- no secret of yours will remain hidden
69:19  Then as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he will say: Lo! Read my book
69:20  Surely I knew that I should meet my account
69:21  So he will be in a life of bliss
69:22  In a lofty Garden
69:23  Its fruits are near
69:24  Eat and drink pleasantly for that which you sent on before in bygone days
69:25  And as for him who is given his book in his left hand -- he will say: O would that my book had not been given to me
69:26  And I had not known what my account was
69:27  O would that (death) had made an end (of me)
69:28  My wealth has not availed me
69:29  My authority has gone from me
69:30  Seize him, then fetter him
69:31  Then cast him into the burning Fire
69:32  Then insert him in a chain the length of which is seventy cubits
69:33  Surely he believed not in Allah, the Great
69:34  Nor did he urge the feeding of the poor
69:35  Therefore he has not here this day a true friend
69:36  Nor any food except refuse
69:37  Which none but the wrongdoers eat
69:38  But nay! I swear by that which you see
69:39  And that which you see not
69:40  Surely, it is the word of an honoured Messenger
69:41  And it is not the word of a poet. Little is it that you believe
69:42  Nor the word of a soothsayer. Little is it that you mind
69:43  It is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds
69:44  And if he had fabricated against Us certain sayings
69:45  We would certainly have seized him by the right hand
69:46  Then cut off his heart’s vein
69:47  And not one of you could have withheld Us from him
69:48  And surely it is a Reminder for the dutiful
69:49  And We certainly know that some of you are rejectors
69:50  And it is indeed a (source of) grief to the disbelievers
69:51  And surely it is the certain Truth
69:52  So glorify the name of thy Lord, the Incomparably Great