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51:1 - By those that winnow with a winnowing

51:2 - And those that bear the burden (of the rain)

51:3 - And those that glide with ease (upon the sea)

51:4 - And those who distribute (blessings) by command,

51:5 - Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true,

51:6 - And lo! the judgment will indeed befall.

51:7 - By the heaven full of paths,

51:8 - Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the truth).

51:9 - He is made to turn away from it who is (himself) averse.

51:10 - Accursed be the conjecturers

51:11 - Who are careless in an abyss!

51:12 - They ask: When is the Day of Judgment?

51:13 - (It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,

51:14 - (And it will be said unto them): Taste your torment (which ye inflicted). This is what ye sought to hasten.

51:15 - Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings,

51:16 - Taking that which their Lord giveth them; for lo! aforetime they were doers of good;

51:17 - They used to sleep but little of the night,

51:18 - And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,

51:19 - And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due share.

51:20 - And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.

51:21 - And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see?

51:22 - And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye are promised;

51:23 - And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth, it is the truth, even as (it is true) that ye speak.

51:24 - Hath the story of Abraham's honoured guests reached thee (O Muhammad)?

51:25 - When they came in unto him and said: Peace! he answered, Peace! (and thought): Folk unknown (to me).

51:26 - Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they brought a fatted calf;

51:27 - And he set it before them, saying: Will ye not eat?

51:28 - Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! and gave him tidings of (the birth of) a wise son.

51:29 - Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her face, and cried: A barren old woman!

51:30 - They said: Even so saith thy Lord. Lo! He is the Wise, the Knower.

51:31 - (Abraham) said: And (afterward) what is your errand, O ye sent (from Allah)?

51:32 - They said: Lo! we are sent unto a guilty folk,

51:33 - That we may send upon them stones of clay,

51:34 - Marked by thy Lord for (the destruction of) the wanton.

51:35 - Then we brought forth such believers as were there.

51:36 - But We found there but one house of those surrendered (to Allah).

51:37 - And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.

51:38 - And in Moses (too, there is a portent) when We sent him unto Pharaoh with clear warrant,

51:39 - But he withdrew (confiding) in his might, and said: A wizard or a madman.

51:40 - So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the sea, for he was reprobate.

51:41 - And in (the tribe of) A'ad (there is a portent) when we sent the fatal wind against them.

51:42 - It spared naught that it reached, but made it (all) as dust.

51:43 - And in (the tribe of) Thamud (there is a portent) when it was told them: Take your ease awhile.

51:44 - But they rebelled against their Lord's decree, and so the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed;

51:45 - And they were unable to rise up, nor could they help themselves.

51:46 - And the folk of Noah aforetime. Lo! they were licentious folk.

51:47 - We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).

51:48 - And the earth have We laid out, how gracious is the Spreader (thereof)!

51:49 - And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect.

51:50 - Therefor flee unto Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from him.

51:51 - And set not any other god along with Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from Him.

51:52 - Even so there came no messenger unto those before them but they said: A wizard or a madman!

51:53 - Have they handed down (the saying) as an heirloom one unto another? Nay, but they are froward folk.

51:54 - So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), for thou art in no wise blameworthy,

51:55 - And warn, for warning profiteth believers.

51:56 - I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

51:57 - I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me.

51:58 - Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might.

51:59 - And lo! for those who (now) do wrong there is an evil day like unto the evil day (which came for) their likes (of old); so let them not ask Me to hasten on (that day).

51:60 - And woe unto those who disbelieve, from (that) their day which they are promised.