1O thou enveloped in thy cloak,
2Arise and warn!
3Thy Lord magnify,
4Thy raiment purify,
5Pollution shun!
6And show not favour, seeking wordly gain!
7For the sake of thy Lord, be patient!
8For when the trumpet shall sound,
9Surely that day will be a day of anguish,
10Not of ease, for disbelievers.
11Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely,
12And then bestowed upon him ample means,
13And sons abiding in his presence
14And made (life) smooth for him.
15Yet he desireth that I should give more.
16Nay! For lo! he hath been stubborn to Our revelations.
17On him I shall impose a fearful doom.
18For lo! he did consider; then he planned -
19(Self-)destroyed is he, how he planned!
20Again (self-)destroyed is he, how he planned! -
21Then looked he,
22Then frowned he and showed displeasure.
23Then turned he away in pride
24And said: This is naught else than magic from of old;
25This is naught else than speech of mortal man.
26Him shall I fling unto the burning.
27- Ah, what will convey unto thee what that burning is! -
28It leaveth naught; it spareth naught
29It shrivelleth the man.
30Above it are nineteen.
31We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number have We made to be a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Scripture hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and disbelievers, may say: What meaneth Allah by this similitude ? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will, and whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.
32Nay, by the Moon
33And the night when it withdraweth
34And the dawn when it shineth forth,
35Lo! this is one of the greatest (portents)
36As a warning unto men,
37Unto him of you who will advance or hang back.
38Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds;
39Save those who will stand on the right hand.
40In gardens they will ask one another
41Concerning the guilty:
42What hath brought you to this burning ?
43They will answer: We were not of those who prayed
44Nor did we feed the wretched.
45We used to wade (in vain dispute) with (all) waders,
46And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,
47Till the Inevitable came unto us.
48The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.
49Why now turn they away from the Admonishment,
50As they were frightened asses
51Fleeing from a lion ?
52Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from Allah).
53Nay, verily. They fear not the Hereafter.
54Nay, verily. Lo! this is an Admonishment.
55So whosoever will may heed.
56And they will not heed unless Allah willeth (it). He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy.