سورة القمر / Al-Qamar
The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.
1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ
But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, "This is (but) transient magic."
2. وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ
They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.
3. وَكَذَّبُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍ مُّسْتَقِرٌّ
There have already come to them Recitals wherein there is (enough) to check (them),
4. وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُم مِّنَ الْأَنبَاءِ مَا فِيهِ مُزْدَجَرٌ
Mature wisdom;- but (the preaching of) Warners profits them not.
5. حِكْمَةٌ بَالِغَةٌ فَمَا تُغْنِ النُّذُرُ
Therefore, (O Prophet,) turn away from them. The Day that the Caller will call (them) to a terrible affair,
6. فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ يَوْمَ يَدْعُ الدَّاعِ إِلَى شَيْءٍ نُّكُرٍ
They will come forth,- their eyes humbled - from (their) graves, (torpid) like locusts scattered abroad,
7. خُشَّعًا أَبْصَارُهُمْ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ الْأَجْدَاثِ كَأَنَّهُمْ جَرَادٌ مُّنتَشِرٌ
Hastening, with eyes transfixed, towards the Caller!- "Hard is this Day!", the Unbelievers will say.
8. مُّهْطِعِينَ إِلَى الدَّاعِ يَقُولُ الْكَافِرُونَ هَذَا يَوْمٌ عَسِرٌ
Before them the People of Noah rejected (their messenger): they rejected Our servant, and said, "Here is one possessed!", and he was driven out.
9. كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ فَكَذَّبُوا عَبْدَنَا وَقَالُوا مَجْنُونٌ وَازْدُجِرَ
Then he called on his Lord: "I am one overcome: do Thou then help (me)!"
10. فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانتَصِرْ
So We opened the gates of heaven, with water pouring forth.
11. فَفَتَحْنَا أَبْوَابَ السَّمَاءِ بِمَاءٍ مُّنْهَمِرٍ
And We caused the earth to gush forth with springs, so the waters met (and rose) to the extent decreed.
12. وَفَجَّرْنَا الْأَرْضَ عُيُونًا فَالْتَقَى الْمَاءُ عَلَى أَمْرٍ قَدْ قُدِرَ
But We bore him on an (Ark) made of broad planks and caulked with palm-fibre:
13. وَحَمَلْنَاهُ عَلَى ذَاتِ أَلْوَاحٍ وَدُسُرٍ
She floats under our eyes (and care): a recompense to one who had been rejected (with scorn)!
14. تَجْرِي بِأَعْيُنِنَا جَزَاءً لِّمَن كَانَ كُفِرَ
And We have left this as a Sign (for all time): then is there any that will receive admonition?
15. وَلَقَد تَّرَكْنَاهَا آيَةً فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
But how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning?
16. فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
17. وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
The 'Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth): then how terrible was My Penalty and My Warning?
18. كَذَّبَتْ عَادٌ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
For We sent against them a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster,
19. إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ رِيحًا صَرْصَرًا فِي يَوْمِ نَحْسٍ مُّسْتَمِرٍّ
Plucking out men as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground).
20. تَنزِعُ النَّاسَ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ مُّنقَعِرٍ
Yea, how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning!
21. فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
But We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
22. وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
The Thamud (also) rejected (their) Warners.
23. كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ بِالنُّذُرِ
For they said: "What! a man! a Solitary one from among ourselves! shall we follow such a one? Truly should we then be straying in mind, and mad!
24. فَقَالُوا أَبَشَرًا مِّنَّا وَاحِدًا نَّتَّبِعُهُ إِنَّا إِذًا لَّفِي ضَلَالٍ وَسُعُرٍ
"Is it that the Message is sent to him, of all people amongst us? Nay, he is a liar, an insolent one!"
25. أَأُلْقِيَ الذِّكْرُ عَلَيْهِ مِن بَيْنِنَا بَلْ هُوَ كَذَّابٌ أَشِرٌ
Ah! they will know on the morrow, which is the liar, the insolent one!
26. سَيَعْلَمُونَ غَدًا مَّنِ الْكَذَّابُ الْأَشِرُ
For We will send the she-camel by way of trial for them. So watch them, (O Salih), and possess thyself in patience!
27. إِنَّا مُرْسِلُو النَّاقَةِ فِتْنَةً لَّهُمْ فَارْتَقِبْهُمْ وَاصْطَبِرْ
And tell them that the water is to be divided between them: Each one's right to drink being brought forward (by suitable turns).
28. وَنَبِّئْهُمْ أَنَّ الْمَاءَ قِسْمَةٌ بَيْنَهُمْ كُلُّ شِرْبٍ مُّحْتَضَرٌ
But they called to their companion, and he took a sword in hand, and hamstrung (her).
29. فَنَادَوْا صَاحِبَهُمْ فَتَعَاطَى فَعَقَرَ
Ah! how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning!
30. فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast, and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.
31. إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ صَيْحَةً وَاحِدَةً فَكَانُوا كَهَشِيمِ الْمُحْتَظِرِ
And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
32. وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
The people of Lut rejected (his) warning.
33. كَذَّبَتْ قَوْمُ لُوطٍ بِالنُّذُرِ
We sent against them a violent Tornado with showers of stones, (which destroyed them), except Lut's household: them We delivered by early Dawn,-
34. إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ حَاصِبًا إِلَّا آلَ لُوطٍ نَّجَّيْنَاهُم بِسَحَرٍ
As a Grace from Us: thus do We reward those who give thanks.
35. نِّعْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي مَن شَكَرَ
And (Lut) did warn them of Our Punishment, but they disputed about the Warning.
36. وَلَقَدْ أَنذَرَهُم بَطْشَتَنَا فَتَمَارَوْا بِالنُّذُرِ
And they even sought to snatch away his guests from him, but We blinded their eyes. (They heard:) "Now taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
37. وَلَقَدْ رَاوَدُوهُ عَن ضَيْفِهِ فَطَمَسْنَا أَعْيُنَهُمْ فَذُوقُوا عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
Early on the morrow an abiding Punishment seized them:
38. وَلَقَدْ صَبَّحَهُم بُكْرَةً عَذَابٌ مُّسْتَقِرٌّ
"So taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
39. فَذُوقُوا عَذَابِي وَنُذُرِ
And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
40. وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
To the People of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came Warners (from Allah).
41. وَلَقَدْ جَاءَ آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ النُّذُرُ
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.
42. كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا كُلِّهَا فَأَخَذْنَاهُمْ أَخْذَ عَزِيزٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ
Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they? Or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books?
43. أَكُفَّارُكُمْ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أُولَئِكُمْ أَمْ لَكُم بَرَاءَةٌ فِي الزُّبُرِ
Or do they say: "We acting together can defend ourselves"?
44. أَمْ يَقُولُونَ نَحْنُ جَمِيعٌ مُّنتَصِرٌ
Soon will their multitude be put to flight, and they will show their backs.
45. سَيُهْزَمُ الْجَمْعُ وَيُوَلُّونَ الدُّبُرَ
Nay, the Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be most grievous and most bitter.
46. بَلِ السَّاعَةُ مَوْعِدُهُمْ وَالسَّاعَةُ أَدْهَى وَأَمَرُّ
Truly those in sin are the ones straying in mind, and mad.
47. إِنَّ الْمُجْرِمِينَ فِي ضَلَالٍ وَسُعُرٍ
The Day they will be dragged through the Fire on their faces, (they will hear:) "Taste ye the touch of Hell!"
48. يَوْمَ يُسْحَبُونَ فِي النَّارِ عَلَى وُجُوهِهِمْ ذُوقُوا مَسَّ سَقَرَ
Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure.
49. إِنَّا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَاهُ بِقَدَرٍ
And Our Command is but a single (Act),- like the twinkling of an eye.
50. وَمَا أَمْرُنَا إِلَّا وَاحِدَةٌ كَلَمْحٍ بِالْبَصَرِ
And (oft) in the past, have We destroyed gangs like unto you: then is there any that will receive admonition?
51. وَلَقَدْ أَهْلَكْنَا أَشْيَاعَكُمْ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
All that they do is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds):
52. وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ فَعَلُوهُ فِي الزُّبُرِ
Every matter, small and great, is on record.
53. وَكُلُّ صَغِيرٍ وَكَبِيرٍ مُّسْتَطَرٌ
As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers,
54. إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَنَهَرٍ
In an Assembly of Truth, in the Presence of a Sovereign Omnipotent.
55. فِي مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِندَ مَلِيكٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ