1The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.
2And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.
3They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision
4And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,
5Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.
6So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.
7With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad,
8Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.
9The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.
10So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.
11Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water
12And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.
13And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,
14That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.
15And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth ?
16Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
17And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
18(The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.
19Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,
20Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.
21Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
22And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
23(The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings
24For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow ? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.
25Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us ? Nay, but he is a rash liar.
26(Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar.
27Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;
28And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.
29But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).
30Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
31Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.
32And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
33The folk of Lot rejected warnings.
34Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night,
35As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.
36And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings.
37They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings!
38And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.
39Now taste My punishment after My warnings!
40And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
41And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh
42Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.
43Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures ?
44Or say they: We are a host victorious ?
45The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.
46Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).
47Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.
48On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell.
49Lo! We have created every thing by measure.
50And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.
51And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth ?
52And every thing they did is in the scriptures,
53And every small and great thing is recorded.
54Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,
55Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.