Surah 54. The Moon
54:1. The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the Moon is cleft asunder.
54:2. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, "This is (only) fleeting magic."
54:3. They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts, but every matter has its appointed time.
54:4. There have already come to them Recitals wherein there is (enough) to check (them),
54:5. Mature wisdom;- but (the preaching of) Warners profits them not.
54:6. Therefore, (O Prophet,) turn away from them. The Day that the Caller will call (them) to a terrible affair,
54:7. They will come forth,- their eyes humbled - from (their) graves, (motionless) like locusts scattered abroad,
54:8. Hastening, with eyes transfixed, towards the Caller!- "Hard is this Day!", the Unbelievers will say.
54:9. Before them the People of Noah rejected (their Apostle): they rejected Our servant, and said, "Here is one possessed!", and he was driven out.
54:10. Then he called on his Lord: "I am one overcome: do Thou then help (me)!"
54:11. So We opened the gates of heaven, with water pouring forth.
54:12. And We caused the earth to gush forth with springs, so the waters met (and rose) to the extent decreed.
54:13. But We bore him on an (Ark) made of broad planks and caulked with palm-fibre:
54:14. She floats under our eyes (and care): a recompense to one who had been rejected (with scorn)!
54:15. And We have left this as a Sign (for all time): then is there any that will accept warning?
54:16. But how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning?
54:17. And We have indeed made the Koran EASY to understand and remember: then is there any that will accept warning?
54:18. The 'Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth): then how terrible was My Penalty and My Warning?
54:19. For We sent against them a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster,
54:20. Plucking out men as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground).
54:21. Yea, how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning!
54:22. But We have indeed made the Koran easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will accept warning?
54:23. The Thamud (also) rejected (their) Warners.
54:24. For they said: "What! A man! A Solitary one from among ourselves! Shall we follow such an one? Truly should we then be straying in mind, and mad!
54:25. Is it that the Message is sent to him, of all people amongst us? Nay, he is a liar, an insolent one!"
54:26. Ah! They will know on the morrow, which is the liar, the insolent one!
54:27. For We will send the she-camel by way of trial for them. So watch them, (O Salih), and contain thyself in patience!
54:28. And tell them that the water is to be divided between them: each one's right to drink being brought forward (by suitable turns).
54:29. But they called to their companion, and he took a sword in hand, and hamstrung (her).
54:30. Ah! How (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning!
54:31. For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast, and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.
54:32. And We have indeed made the Koran EASY to understand and remember: then is there any that will accept warning?
54:33. The people of Lot rejected (his) warning.
54:34. We sent against them a violent Tornado with showers of stones, (which destroyed them), except Lot's household: them We delivered by early Dawn,-
54:35. As a Grace from Us: thus do We reward those who give thanks.
54:36. And (Lot) did warn them of Our Punishment, but they disputed about the Warning.
54:37. And they even sought to snatch away his guests from him, but We blinded their eyes (Gen. 19:11). (They heard:) "Now taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
54:38. Early on the morrow an abiding Punishment seized them:
54:39. "So taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
54:40. And We have indeed made the Koran easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will accept warning?
54:41. To the People of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came Warners (from "I AM").
54:42. The (people) rejected all Our Signs but We seized them with such Penalty (as comes) from One Exalted in Power, able to carry out His Will.
54:43. Are your Unbelievers better than them? Or have ye an immunity in the Holy Books?
54:44. Or do they say: "We acting together can defend ourselves"?
54:45. Soon will their multitude be put to flight, and they will show their backs.
54:46. Nay, The Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): and that Hour will be most grievous and most bitter.
54:47. TRULY those in sin are the INSANE ones, and straying in mind.
54:48. The Day they will be dragged through The Fire on their faces, (they will hear:) "Taste ye the touch of Hell-Fire!"
54:49. Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure.
54:50. And Our Command is but a single (Act),- like the twinkling of an eye.
54:51. And (oft) in the past, have We destroyed gangs like unto you: then is there any that will accept warning?
54:52. All that they do is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds):
54:53. Every matter, small and great, is on record.
54:54. As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers,
54:55. In an Assembly of Truth, in the Presence of a Sovereign Omnipotent.