[Image]  AL-QAMAR

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

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

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

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

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

prevention--

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PICKTHAL: Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.

SHAKIR: Consummate wisdom-- but warnings do not avail;

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

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

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

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

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

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PICKTHAL: Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PICKTHAL: (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings

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PICKTHAL: 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PICKTHAL: The folk of Lot rejected warnings.

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PICKTHAL: 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,

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

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

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PICKTHAL: 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!

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

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PICKTHAL: Now taste My punishment after My warnings!

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

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PICKTHAL: And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh

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

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

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PICKTHAL: Or say they: We are a host victorious?

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

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

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.

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

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PICKTHAL: Lo! We have created every thing by measure.

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

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

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PICKTHAL: And every thing they did is in the scriptures,

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PICKTHAL: And every small and great thing is recorded.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,

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PICKTHAL: Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.

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