54. The Moon


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and themoon is cleft asunder.

  2. But if they see a Sign, they turn away,and say, "This is (but) transient magic."

  3. They reject (the warning) and followtheir (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.

  4. There have already come to them Recitalswherein there is (enough) to check (them),

  5. Mature wisdom;- but (the preaching of)Warners profits them not.

  6. Therefore, (O Prophet,) turn away fromthem. The Day that the Caller will call (them) to a terrible affair,

  7. They will come forth,- their eyeshumbled - from (their) graves, (torpid) like locusts scattered abroad,

  8. Hastening, with eyes transfixed, towardsthe Caller!- "Hard is this Day!", the Unbelievers will say.

  9. Before them the People of Noah rejected(their apostle): they rejected Our servant, and said, "Here is onepossessed!", and he was driven out.

  10. Then he called on his Lord: "I am oneovercome: do Thou then help (me)!"

  11. So We opened the gates of heaven, withwater pouring forth.

  12. And We caused the earth to gush forthwith springs, so the waters met (and rose) to the extent decreed.

  13. But We bore him on an (Ark) made ofbroad planks and caulked with palm- fibre:

  14. She floats under our eyes (and care): arecompense to one who had been rejected (with scorn)!

  15. And We have left this as a Sign (for alltime): then is there any that will receive admonition?

  16. But how (terrible) was My Penalty and MyWarning?

  17. And We have indeed made the Qur'an easyto understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

  18. The 'Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth):then how terrible was My Penalty and My Warning?

  19. For We sent against them a furious wind,on a Day of violent Disaster,

  20. Plucking out men as if they were rootsof palm-trees torn up (from the ground).

  21. Yea, how (terrible) was My Penalty andMy Warning!

  22. But We have indeed made the Qur'an easyto understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

  23. The Thamud (also) rejected (their)Warners.

  24. For they said: "What! a man! a Solitaryone from among ourselves! shall we follow such a one? Truly should we thenbe straying in mind, and mad!

  25. "Is it that the Message is sent to him,of all people amongst us? Nay, he is a liar, an insolent one!"

  26. Ah! they will know on the morrow, whichis the liar, the insolent one!

  27. For We will send the she-camel by way oftrial for them. So watch them, (O Salih), and possess thyself in patience!

  28. And tell them that the water is to bedivided between them: Each one's right to drink being brought forward (bysuitable turns).

  29. But they called to their companion, andhe took a sword in hand, and hamstrung (her).

  30. Ah! how (terrible) was My Penalty and MyWarning!

  31. For We sent against them a single MightyBlast, and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.

  32. And We have indeed made the Qur'an easyto understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

  33. The people of Lut rejected (his)warning.

  34. We sent against them a violent Tornadowith showers of stones, (which destroyed them), except Lut's household: themWe delivered by early Dawn,-

  35. As a Grace from Us: thus do We rewardthose who give thanks.

  36. And (Lut) did warn them of OurPunishment, but they disputed about the Warning.

  37. And they even sought to snatch away hisguests from him, but We blinded their eyes. (They heard:) "Now taste ye MyWrath and My Warning."

  38. Early on the morrow an abidingPunishment seized them:

  39. "So taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."

  40. And We have indeed made the Qur'an easyto understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

  41. To the People of Pharaoh, too,aforetime, came Warners (from Allah..

  42. The (people) rejected all Our Signs; butWe seized them with such Penalty (as comes) from One Exalted in Power, ableto carry out His Will.

  43. Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish),better than they? Or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books?

  44. Or do they say: "We acting together candefend ourselves"?

  45. Soon will their multitude be put toflight, and they will show their backs.

  46. Nay, the Hour (of Judgment) is the timepromised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be mostgrievous and most bitter.

  47. Truly those in sin are the ones strayingin mind, and mad.

  48. The Day they will be dragged through theFire on their faces, (they will hear:) "Taste ye the touch of Hell!"

  49. Verily, all things have We created inproportion and measure.

  50. And Our Command is but a single (Act),-like the twinkling of an eye.

  51. And (oft) in the past, have We destroyedgangs like unto you: then is there any that will receive admonition?

  52. All that they do is noted in (their)Books (of Deeds):

  53. Every matter, small and great, is onrecord.

  54. As to the Righteous, they will be in themidst of Gardens and Rivers,

  55. In an Assembly of Truth, in the Presenceof a Sovereign Omnipotent.