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

The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.

Qur'an 54:1 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:2[edit]

And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.

Qur'an 54:2 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:3[edit]

They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision

Qur'an 54:3 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:4[edit]

And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,

Qur'an 54:4 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:5[edit]

Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.

Qur'an 54:5 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:6[edit]

So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.

Qur'an 54:6 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:7[edit]

With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad,

Qur'an 54:7 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:8[edit]

Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.

Qur'an 54:8 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:9[edit]

The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.

Qur'an 54:9 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:10[edit]

So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.

Qur'an 54:10 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:11[edit]

Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water

Qur'an 54:11 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:12[edit]

And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.

Qur'an 54:12 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:13[edit]

And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,

Qur'an 54:13 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:14[edit]

That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.

Qur'an 54:14 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:15[edit]

And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:15 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:16[edit]

Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

Qur'an 54:16 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:17[edit]

And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:17 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:18[edit]

(The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.

Qur'an 54:18 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:19[edit]

Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,

Qur'an 54:19 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:20[edit]

Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.

Qur'an 54:20 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:21[edit]

Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

Qur'an 54:21 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:22[edit]

And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:22 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:23[edit]

(The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings

Qur'an 54:23 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:24[edit]

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.

Qur'an 54:24 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:25[edit]

Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us? Nay, but he is a rash liar.

Qur'an 54:25 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:26[edit]

(Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar.

Qur'an 54:26 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:27[edit]

Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;

Qur'an 54:27 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:28[edit]

And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.

Qur'an 54:28 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:29[edit]

But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).

Qur'an 54:29 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:30[edit]

Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

Qur'an 54:30 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:31[edit]

Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.

Qur'an 54:31 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:32[edit]

And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:32 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:33[edit]

The folk of Lot rejected warnings.

Qur'an 54:33 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:34[edit]

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,

Qur'an 54:34 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:35[edit]

As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.

Qur'an 54:35 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:36[edit]

And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings.

Qur'an 54:36 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:37[edit]

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!

Qur'an 54:37 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:38[edit]

And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.

Qur'an 54:38 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:39[edit]

Now taste My punishment after My warnings!

Qur'an 54:39 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:40[edit]

And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:40 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:41[edit]

And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh

Qur'an 54:41 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:42[edit]

Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.

Qur'an 54:42 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:43[edit]

Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures?

Qur'an 54:43 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:44[edit]

Or say they: We are a host victorious?

Qur'an 54:44 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:45[edit]

The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.

Qur'an 54:45 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:46[edit]

Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).

Qur'an 54:46 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:47[edit]

Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.

Qur'an 54:47 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:48[edit]

On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell.

Qur'an 54:48 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:49[edit]

Lo! We have created every thing by measure.

Qur'an 54:49 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:50[edit]

And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.

Qur'an 54:50 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:51[edit]

And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth?

Qur'an 54:51 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:52[edit]

And every thing they did is in the scriptures,

Qur'an 54:52 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:53[edit]

And every small and great thing is recorded.

Qur'an 54:53 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:54[edit]

Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,

Qur'an 54:54 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 54:55[edit]

Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.

Qur'an 54:55 Notes[edit]