1By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,
2And by the Promised Day.
3And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,
4(Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
5Of the fuel-fed fire,
6When they sat by it,
7And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.
8They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,
9Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is of all things the Witness.
10Lo! they who persecute believing men and believing women and repent not, theirs verily will be the doom of hell, and theirs the doom of burning.
11Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.
12Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.
13Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,
14And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
15Lord of the Throne of Glory,
16Doer of what He will.
17Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts
18Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud ?
19Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial
20And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.
21Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.
22On a guarded tablet.