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Chapter 54:
Al-Qamar — The Moon:

Revealed at Makkah: 3 sections; 55 verses

English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

54:1 The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent asunder.

54:2 And if they see a sign, they turn away and say: Strong enchantment!

54:3 And they deny and follow their low desires; and every affair is settled.

54:4 And certainly narratives have come to them, which should deter—

54:5 Consummate wisdom — but warnings avail not;

54:6 So turn away from them. On the day when the Inviter invites them to a hard task —

54:7 Their eyes cast down, they will go forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,

54:8 Hastening to the Inviter. The disbelievers will say: This is a hard day!

54:9 Before them the people of Noah rejected — they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad, and he was driven away.

54:10 So he called upon his Lord: I am overcome, so do Thou help.

54:11 Then We opened the gates of heaven with water pouring down,

54:12 And made water to flow forth in the land in springs, so the water gathered together according to a measure already ordained.

54:13 And We bore him on that which was made of planks and nails,

54:14 Floating on, before Our eyes — a reward for him who was denied.

54:15 And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there any that will mind?

54:16 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!

54:17 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?

54:18 ‘Ad denied, so how terrible was My chastisement and My warning!

54:19 Surely We sent on them a furious wind in a day of bitter ill-luck,

54:20 Tearing men away as if they were the trunks of palm-trees torn up.

54:21 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!

54:22 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?

54:23 Thamud rejected the warning.

54:24 So they said: What! A single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? We shall then be in sure error and distress.

54:25 Has the reminder been sent to him from among us? Nay, he is an insolent liar!

54:26 Tomorrow they will know who is the liar, the insolent one.

54:27 Surely We are going to send the she-camel as a trial for them; so watch them and have patience.

54:28 And inform them that the water is shared between them; every share of the water shall be attended.

54:29 But they called their companion, so he took (a sword) and hamstrung (her).

54:30 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!

54:31 Surely We sent upon them a single cry, so they were like the dry fragments of trees, which the maker of an enclosure collects.

54:32 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?

54:33 The people of Lot treated the warning as a lie.

54:34 Surely We sent upon them a stone-storm, except Lot’s followers; We saved them a little before day-break —

54:35 A favour from Us. Thus do We reward him who gives thanks.

54:36 And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure, but they disputed the warning.

54:37 And certainly they endeavoured to turn him from his guests, but We blinded their eyes; so taste My chastisement and My warning.

54:38 And certainly a lasting chastisement overtook them in the morning.

54:39 So taste My chastisement and My warning.

54:40 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?

54:41 And certainly the warning came to Pharaoh’s people.

54:42 They rejected all Our signs, so We overtook them with the seizing of the Mighty, the Powerful.

54:43 Are your disbelievers better than these, or have you an immunity in the scriptures?

54:44 Or say they: We are a host allied together to help each other?

54:45 Soon shall the hosts be routed, and they will show (their) backs.

54:46 Nay, the Hour is their promised time, and the Hour is most grievous and bitter.

54:47 Surely the guilty are in error and distress.

54:48 On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces: Taste the touch of hell.

54:49 Surely We have created everything according to a measure.

54:50 And Our command is but once, as the twinkling of an eye.

54:51 And certainly We destroyed your fellows, but is there anyone who will mind?

54:52 And everything they do is in the writings.

54:53 And everything small and great is written down.

54:54 Surely the dutiful will be among Gardens and rivers,

54:55 In the seat of truth, with a most Powerful King.

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