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By those that pluck out vehemently,
and those that move forward rapidly;
by those that float along at ease,
and those that outstrip swiftly,
and those that conduct matters.
On the day when a violent convulsion will [be overwhelming],
to be soon followed by a further [convulsion],
all hearts shall be filled with terror,
and all eyes shall be downcast.
They say, 'What! Are we being restored to our former state,
even though we have become [no more than] hollow bones?'
They say, 'That will be a return with loss.'
But with just one blast
they shall be alive on earth.
Have you heard the story of Moses?
His Lord called out to him in the sacred valley of Å¢uwÄ,
saying: 'Go to Pharaoh: he has transgressed all bounds,
and say to him. â€œWould you like to reform yourself?
I will guide you to your Lord, so that you may be in awe of Him.'â€
He showed Pharaoh the mightiest miracle,
but Pharaoh cried lies and rebelled.
He then turned away hastily.
He summoned all his men and made a proclamation to them:
'I am your supreme Lord', he said.
God smote him with the scourge of both the life to come and this life.
Surely in this there is a lesson for the God-fearing.
Which is stronger in constitution: you or the heaven He has built?
He raised it high and gave it its perfect shape,
and gave darkness to its night, and brought out its daylight.
After that He spread out the earth.
He brought out water from it, and brought forth its pastures;
and the mountains He set firm,
for you and your cattle to delight in.
Then, when the great, overwhelming event comes to pass â€”
on that day man will clearly remember what he has done,
when hell is brought in sight of all who are looking on;
then, he who transgressed the bounds of what is right,
and chose this present life
will have hell for his dwelling place.
But he who feared that he will stand before his Lord and forbade his soul its base desire
will dwell in paradise.
They question you about the Last Hour, when will it come to pass?
But why should you be concerned with its exact timing?
The final word concerning it belongs to your Lord.
Your mission is merely to warn those who fear it.
On the day when they see that hour, it will seem to them that their life on earth had spanned only one evening, or one morning.
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