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91:1  CONSIDER the sun and its radiant brightness
91:2  and the moon as it reflects the sun
91:3  Consider the day as it reveals the world
91:4  and the night as it veils it darkly
91:5  Consider the sky and its wondrous make
91:6  and the earth and all its expanse
91:7  Consider the human self, and how it is formed in accordance with what it is meant to be
91:8  and how it is imbued with moral failings as well as with consciousness of God
91:9  To a happy state shall indeed attain he who causes this [self] to grow in purity
91:10  and truly lost is he who buries it [in darkness]
91:11  TO [THIS] TRUTH gave the lie, in their overweening arrogance, [the tribe of] Thamud
91:12  when that most hapless wretch from among them rushed forward [to commit his evil deed]
91:13  although God's apostle had told them, "It is a she-camel belonging to God, so let her drink [and do her no harm]!"
91:14  But they gave him the lie, and cruelly slaughtered her - whereupon their Sustainer visited them with utter destruction for this their sin, destroying them all alike
91:15  for none [of them] had any fear of what might befall them