The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



Al-Qamar

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
The Hour has drawn nigh, and the moon is rent asunder. (1) And if they see a Sign, they turn away and say, `An oft-repeated sorcery.' (2) They have rejected the truth and follow their own fancies. But for everything there is an appointed time. (3) And there has already come to them accounts of events containing warnings - (4) Consummate wisdom; but the warnings profit them not. (5) Therefore, turn thou away from them and await the day when the Summoner will summon them to a disagreeable thing, (6) While their eyes will be cast down and they will come forth from their graves as though they were locust scattered about, (7) Hastening towards the Summoner. The disbelievers will say, `This is a hard day.' (8) The people of Noah rejected the truth before them; they called Our servant a liar and said, `He is a madman, afflicted by our idols.' (9) So he prayed to his Lord: `I am overcome, so come thou to my help !' (10) Thereupon WE opened the gates of heaven with water which fell in torrents; (11) And WE caused the earth to burst forth with springs, so the two waters met for a purpose that was decreed. (12) And WE carried him upon that which was made of planks and nails. (13) It floated on under Our eyes; a reward for him who had been denied. (14) And WE left it as a Sign for the succeeding generations. But is there anyone who would take heed ? (15) How terrible, then, was MY punishment and how true MY warning ! (16) And indeed, WE have made the Qur'an easy to remember. Is there anyone who would take heed ? (17) The tribe of Ad rejected the truth. How terrible, then, was MY punishment and how true MY warning ! (18) WE sent against them a furious wind on a day of unending ill-luck, (19) Tearing people away as though they were the hollow trunks of uprooted palm-trees. (20) How terrible, then, was MY punishment and how true MY warning ! (21) And indeed, WE have made the Qur'an easy to remember. But is there anyone who would take heed ? (22) The tribe of Thamud also rejected the Warners. (23) And they said, `What ! shall we follow a mortal, one out of ourselves ? Then, indeed, we would be in manifest error, and suffering from madness. (24) `Has the Reminder been revealed to him alone of all of us ? Nay, he is an impudent liar.' (25) Tomorrow will they know who is the impudent liar. (26) We will send the she-camel as a trial for them. So watch them, O Salih, and have patience. (27) `And tell them that the water is shared between her and them, every drinking time shall be attended.' (28) But they called their comrade and he seized a sword and hamstrung her. (29) How terrible, then, was MY punishment and how true MY warning ! (30) WE sent against them a single blast, and they became like the dry stubble, whittled down by a maker of hedges. (31) And, indeed, WE have made the Qur'an easy to remember. But is there anyone who will take heed ? (32) Lot's people also rejected the Warners. (33) WE sent a storm of stones upon them except the family of Lot, whom WE delivered by early dawn, (34) As a favour from US. Thus do WE reward him who is grateful. (35) And he, indeed, had warned them of Our severe punishment, but they doubted the warning. (36) And they deceitfully sought to turn him away from his guests. So WE blinded their eyes, and said, `Taste ye now MY punishment and MY warning.' (37) And there came upon them early in the morning a lasting punishment. (38) `Now taste ye MY punishment and MY warning.' (39) And, indeed, WE have made the Qur'an easy to remember. But is there anyone who will take heed ? (40) And, surely, to the people of Pharaoh also came Warners. (41) They rejected all Our Signs. So WE seized them like the seizing of the Mighty, the Powerful. (42) Are your disbelievers better than those ? Or, have you an immunity in the Scriptures ? (43) Do they say, `We are a victorious host ?' (44) The hosts shall soon be routed and shall turn their backs in flight. (45) Aye, the Hour is their promised time; and the Hour will be most calamitous for them and most bitter. (46) Surely, the guilty are in manifest error and suffer from madness. (47) On the day when they will be dragged into the Fire on their faces, it will be said to them, `Taste ye the touch of Hell.' (48) Verily, WE have created everything in due measure. (49) And Our command is carried out by only one Word as the twinkling of an eye. (50) And, indeed, WE have destroyed people like you before. But is there anyone who will take heed ? (51) And everything they have done is recorded in the Books. (52) And every matter, small and great, is written down. (53) Verily, the righteous will be in the midst of Gardens and streams, (54) In an internal and honoured abode in the presence of the Omnipotent King. (55)