By the sky full of constellations,
by the promised Day,
by a witness and what is witnessed.
Cursed are the diggers of the trench,
the well-fuelled fire;
when they sat around it,
watching what they were doing to the believers.
They punished them because they believed in Allah, the Almighty, the Praiseworthy,
the One Who controls all things in the
Heavens and the Earth, and Allah is the witness of everything.
The persecutors of the believing men and women didn’t repent, so they will be punished in Hell, in the Burning Flames
The believers who were righteous will have gardens of Paradise,
beneath which rivers flow. That will be the great achievement.
Your Lord’s punishment will be severely harsh.
He started the creation and will reproduce it once more,
He is the Forgiving, the most Loving,
Possessor of the Majestic Throne,
the Most Able to carry out what He pleases.
Has the story of the armies reached you?
the Pharaoh and Thamud?
Yet the disbelievers are still
while Allah surrounds them from all sides.
But this is a Majestic reading,
in the Protected Tablet