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RationalWiki:Annotated Qur'an/The Moon

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RationalWiki Annotated Qur'an
Sura 54: The Moon
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Qur'an 54:1[edit]

The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has split.

Qur'an 54:1 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:2[edit]

Yet whenever they see a miracle, they turn away, and say, “Continuous magic.”

Qur'an 54:2 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:3[edit]

They lied, and followed their opinions, but everything has its time.

Qur'an 54:3 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:4[edit]

And there came to them news containing a deterrent.

Qur'an 54:4 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:5[edit]

Profound wisdom—but warnings are of no avail.

Qur'an 54:5 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:6[edit]

So turn away from them. On the Day when the Caller calls to something terrible.

Qur'an 54:6 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:7[edit]

Their eyes humiliated, they will emerge from the graves, as if they were swarming locusts.

Qur'an 54:7 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:8[edit]

Scrambling towards the Caller, the disbelievers will say, “This is a difficult Day.”

Qur'an 54:8 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:9[edit]

Before them the people of Noah disbelieved. They rejected Our servant, and said, “Crazy,” and he was rebuked.

Qur'an 54:9 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:10[edit]

So he appealed to his Lord, “I am overwhelmed, so help me.”

Qur'an 54:10 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:11[edit]

So We opened the floodgates of heaven with water pouring down.

Qur'an 54:11 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:12[edit]

And We made the earth burst with springs, and the waters met for a purpose already destined.

Qur'an 54:12 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:13[edit]

And We carried him on a craft of planks and nails.

Qur'an 54:13 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:14[edit]

Sailing before Our eyes; a reward for him who was rejected.

Qur'an 54:14 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:15[edit]

And We left it as a sign. Is there anyone who would take heed?

Qur'an 54:15 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:16[edit]

So how were My punishment and My warnings?

Qur'an 54:16 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:17[edit]

We made the Quran easy to learn. Is there anyone who would learn?

Qur'an 54:17 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:18[edit]

Aad denied the truth. So how were My punishment and My warnings?

Qur'an 54:18 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:19[edit]

We unleashed upon them a screaming wind, on a day of unrelenting misery.

Qur'an 54:19 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:20[edit]

Plucking the people away, as though they were trunks of uprooted palm-trees.

Qur'an 54:20 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:21[edit]

So how were My punishment and My warnings?

Qur'an 54:21 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:22[edit]

We made the Quran easy to remember. Is there anyone who would remember?

Qur'an 54:22 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:23[edit]

Thamood rejected the warnings.

Qur'an 54:23 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:24[edit]

They said, “Are we to follow one of us, a human being? We would then go astray, and end up in Hell.

Qur'an 54:24 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:25[edit]

Was the message given to him, out of all of us? In fact, he is a wicked liar.”

Qur'an 54:25 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:26[edit]

They will know tomorrow who the wicked liar is.

Qur'an 54:26 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:27[edit]

We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and be patient.

Qur'an 54:27 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:28[edit]

And inform them that the water is to be shared between them; each share of drink made available.

Qur'an 54:28 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:29[edit]

But they called their friend, and he dared, and he slaughtered.

Qur'an 54:29 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:30[edit]

So how were My punishment and My warnings?

Qur'an 54:30 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:31[edit]

We sent against them a single Scream, and they became like crushed hay.

Qur'an 54:31 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:32[edit]

We made the Quran easy to understand. Is there anyone who would understand?

Qur'an 54:32 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:33[edit]

The people of Lot rejected the warnings.

Qur'an 54:33 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:34[edit]

We unleashed upon them a shower of stones, except for the family of Lot; We rescued them at dawn.

Qur'an 54:34 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:35[edit]

A blessing from Us. Thus We reward the thankful.

Qur'an 54:35 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:36[edit]

He had warned them of Our onslaught, but they dismissed the warnings.

Qur'an 54:36 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:37[edit]

They even lusted for his guest, so We obliterated their eyes. “So taste My punishment and My warnings.”

Qur'an 54:37 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:38[edit]

Early morning brought upon them enduring punishment.

Qur'an 54:38 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:39[edit]

So taste My punishment and My warnings.

Qur'an 54:39 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:40[edit]

We made the Quran easy to memorize. Is there anyone who would memorize?

Qur'an 54:40 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:41[edit]

The warnings also came to the people of Pharaoh.

Qur'an 54:41 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:42[edit]

They rejected Our signs, all of them, so We seized them—the seizure of an Almighty Omnipotent.

Qur'an 54:42 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:43[edit]

Are your unbelievers better than all those? Or do you have immunity in the scriptures?

Qur'an 54:43 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:44[edit]

Or do they say, “We are united, and we will be victorious”?

Qur'an 54:44 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:45[edit]

The multitude will be defeated, and they will turn their backs.

Qur'an 54:45 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:46[edit]

The Hour is their appointed time—the Hour is more disastrous, and most bitter.

Qur'an 54:46 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:47[edit]

The wicked are in confusion and madness.

Qur'an 54:47 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:48[edit]

The Day when they are dragged upon their faces into the Fire: “Taste the touch of Saqar.”

Qur'an 54:48 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:49[edit]

Everything We created is precisely measured.

Qur'an 54:49 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:50[edit]

And Our command is but once, like the twinkling of an eye.

Qur'an 54:50 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:51[edit]

We have destroyed your likes. Is there anyone who would ponder?

Qur'an 54:51 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:52[edit]

Everything they have done is in the Books.

Qur'an 54:52 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:53[edit]

Everything, small or large, is written down.

Qur'an 54:53 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:54[edit]

The righteous will be amidst gardens and rivers.

Qur'an 54:54 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:55[edit]

In an assembly of virtue, in the presence of an Omnipotent King.

Qur'an 54:55 Notes[edit]