85. The Mansions Of The Stars

  1. By the sky, (displaying) the ZodiacalSigns;

  2. By the promised Day (of Judgment);

  3. By one that witnesses, and the subjectof the witness;-

  4. Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire),

  5. Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:

  6. Behold! they sat over against the(fire),

  7. And they witnessed (all) that they weredoing against the Believers.

  8. And they ill-treated them for no otherreason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of allPraise!-

  9. Him to Whom belongs the dominion of theheavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.

  10. Those who persecute (or draw intotemptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance,will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the BurningFire.

  11. For those who believe and do righteousdeeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the greatSalvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),

  12. Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) ofthy Lord.

  13. It is He Who creates from the verybeginning, and He can restore (life).

  14. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full ofLoving-Kindness,

  15. Lord of the Throne of Glory,

  16. Doer (without let) of all that Heintends.

  17. Has the story reached thee, of theforces-

  18. Of Pharaoh and the Thamud?

  19. And yet the Unbelievers (persist) inrejecting (the Truth)!

  20. But Allah doth encompass them frombehind!

  21. Day, this is a Glorious Qur’an,

  22. (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!