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