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1.  *     Ha M'im.[1]
2.  *     We swear by the Glorious Book[2]
3.  *     that We revealed this Qur’an in a  blessed night (Layla-tul Qadr); for We wanted to forewarn mankind.[3]
4.  *     In that night  every matter is decided wisely[4]
5.  *     by a command from Ourself. Surely We send it  (The Qur'an) down,[5]
6.  *     as a blessing from your Lord; it is He Who is All-Hearing, All- Knowing.[6]
7.  *     The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them,  mark this, if you are true believers![7]
8.  *     There is no god but Him. He gives life and  death. He is your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers.[8]
9.  *     Yet they play about in  doubt.[9]
10.  *     Well! Wait for the Day when the sky will pour down visible smoke.[10]
11.  *     Enveloping all mankind; this will be a painful punishment.[11]
12.  *     Then the mankind will  say: "Our Lord! Remove from us this punishment, surely we have become real  believers."[12]
13.  *     But how can the acceptance of Our Message at that time be beneficial  to them? A Messenger (Muhammad), who makes the things clear, has already come  to them[13]
14.  *     yet they deny him, saying: "He is a madman, taught by others!"[14]
15.  *     We  shall remove the affliction (famine from which they were suffering) for a while, but you  will revert to the same old ways.[15]
16.  *     One day We shall seize you with a mighty  onslaught to exact Our retribution.[16]
17.  *     Before them We had put the people of Pharoah (Pharaoh) to the same test, when an  honorable Messenger came to them,[17]
18.  *     saying: "Hand over to me the servants of  Allah. I am to you a Messenger worthy of all trust.[18]
19.  *     Do not hold yourselves above  Allah, surely I have brought to you a clear authority.[19]
20.  *     I have taken refuge with my  Lord and your Lord against you injuring me.[20]
21.  *     If you do not believe me, then leave  me alone."[21]
22.  *     But they became aggressive, so Moses prayed to his Lord: "These  are indeed a criminal people."[22]
23.  *     The reply came: "Set forth with My servants  (Israelites) at night, surely you shall be pursued.[23]
24.  *     When you have crossed the red  sea along with your people miraculously, then leave the sea divided; for they are a  host who are destined to be drowned."[24]
25.  *     How many gardens and springs they left  behind![25]
26.  *     And agriculture and grand palaces![26]
27.  *     And means of luxury and comfort  which they used to enjoy![27]
28.  *     Thus was their end! And We let other people inherit  what was once theirs.[28]
29.  *     Neither Heaven nor earth sheds tears for them; nor were  they given a respite.[29]
30.  *     We did deliver the Children of Israel from a humiliating chastisement[30]
31.  *     inflicted by  Pharoah who was the most arrogant among such inordinate transgressors,[31]
32.  *     and  We chose them, in spite of knowing their weaknesses above the nations of the  world.[32]
33.  *     We showed them signs in which there was a clear trial.[33]
34.  *     As to these  (people of Qureysh) who say:[34]
35.  *     There is nothing beyond our first death and we  shall not be raised again.[35]
36.  *     Are  these people better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We  destroyed them all only because they had become criminals.[37]
37.  *     It was not for a  sport that We created the heavens the earth and all that lies between them.[38]
38.  *     We  have created them to reveal the truth, but most of them do not understand.[39]
39.  *     Surely the Day of sorting out is the time appointed for the resurrection of them all.[40]
40.  *     On that Day no one shall be able to protect his friend, nor shall they receive any  help[41]
41.  *     except those to whom Allah will show His Mercy: for it is He Who is the All- Mighty, the All Merciful.[42]
42.  *     Surely the Zaqqum tree[43]
43.  *     shall be the food of the sinners,[44]
44.  *     it will be like the  dregs of oil. Which shall boil in the belly[45]
45.  *     like the boiling of scalding water.[46]
46.  *     A  voice will be heard: "Seize him and drag him into the depth of the hell,[47]
47.  *     then pour  scalding water over his head,[48]
48.  *     then the voice will say: "Taste it; you were such a  powerful noble![49]
49.  *     This is the punishment which you use to doubt."[50]
50.  *     44: [43-50]
51.  *     As for the righteous, they will be in a secure place;[51]
52.  *     among gardens and  springs,[52]
53.  *     dressed in fine silk and rich brocade, sitting face to face.[53]
54.  *     Such shall  be their place! And We shall wed them to Hourin-Ayn (damsels with beautiful big and  lustrous eyes).[54]
55.  *     There, in full peace, they shall call for every kind of fruit;[55]
56.  *     and  after having prior death in the world, they shall taste death no more; and He (Allah)  will protect them from the torment of hell[56]
57.  *     as a grace from your Lord, and that will  be the supreme achievement.[57]
58.  *     Surely We have made this Qur’an easy by  revealing in your own language so that they may take heed.[58]
59.  *     If they do not accept  the admonition then wait; surely they too are waiting.[59]