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1.  *     By the dust scattering winds;[1]
2.  *     then by the heavy laden clouds;[2]
3.  *     then by their swift  gliding;[3]
4.  *     then by those who distribute the big affair (rain);[4]
5.  *     surely, that which you  are being promised is true;[5]
6.  *     and surely, the Day of Judgment shall come to  pass.[6]
7.  *     By the sky full of orbits,[7]
8.  *     surely you contradict one another in what you  say,[8]
9.  *     only the perverse persons turn away from the truth.[9]
10.  *     Woe to those who  judge by conjecture,[10]
11.  *     those who are engulfed in ignorance and heedlessness.[11]
12.  *     They ask: "When will the Day of Judgment be?"[12]
13.  *     It will be the Day when they will  be punished in the fire,[13]
14.  *     and it will be said: "Taste your chastisement! This is what  you were seeking to hasten."[14]
15.  *     As to the righteous, they will be in the midst of  gardens and springs,[15]
16.  *     joyfully receiving what their Lord shall give them; for they  were before that (during their life on earth) righteous people,[16]
17.  *     They used to sleep  but little in the night time,[17]
18.  *     pray for forgiveness in the early morning,[18]
19.  *     and share  their wealth with the needy who asked for it, and those who did not ask.[19]
20.  *     In the  earth, there are signs for the firm believers,[20]
21.  *     and also in your own selves; can you  not see?[21]
22.  *     In heaven is your sustenance and all that you are promised.[22]
23.  *     I swear  by the Lord of heaven and earth that this is true, as certain as you are speaking  now![23]
24.  *     Have you heard the story of Abrahamís honored guests?[24]
25.  *     When they came to him  and said: "Peace be upon you!" "Peace be upon you also!" he answered, and seeing  that they were strangers,[25]
26.  *     he went quietly to his family, brought a roasted calf[26]
27.  *     and placed it before them saying: "Will you not eat?"[27]
28.  *     When he saw them not  eating, he became afraid of them. They said: "Have no fear," and they gave him good  news of a son endowed with knowledge.[28]
29.  *     Hearing this his wife came forward, with  astonishment she smote her forehead and said: "A son to a barren old woman!"[29]
30.  *     They replied: "Thus has said your Lord: surely He is the Wise, the  Knowledgeable."[30]
31.  *     Abraham asked: "O Divine Messengers, what is your errand?"[31]
32.  *     They replied: "We  have been sent to a guilty nation (people of Lot, who were homosexuals),[32]
33.  *     to  shower upon them brimstone,[33]
34.  *     marked by your Lord for the transgressors."[34]
35.  *     Then We saved all those who were believers in the town[35]
36.  *     - We found none but  one household of true Muslims[36]
37.  *     - We left therein a sign for those who fear the  painful punishment.[37]
38.  *     There is also a sign for you in the story of Moses: when We sent him to Pharaoh with  clear authority,[38]
39.  *     but he turned his back along with his chiefs, saying: "He (Moses)  is a sorcerer or a madman."[39]
40.  *     Consequently, We seized him and his warriors, and  cast them into the sea. Indeed he deserved much blame.[40]
41.  *     There is also a sign in  the story of 'Ad: when We let loose on them a blighting wind[41]
42.  *     which made rotten  everything that it blew on.[42]
43.  *     Likewise the story of Thamud, when it was said to  them: "Enjoy yourselves for a while,"[43]
44.  *     but they disobeyed the commandment of  their Lord; consequently they were overtaken by the thunderbolt even while they  were looking on.[44]
45.  *     So neither they could stand up on their feet nor could they  defend themselves.[45]
46.  *     And We destroyed the people of Noah before them because  they too were transgressors.[46]
47.  *     We have built the heavens with Our hands, for We have the power to do so.[47]
48.  *     We  have spread out the earth; how excellent a spreader We are![48]
49.  *     We have created  everything in pairs, so that you may learn a lesson from it.[49]
50.  *     O Prophet, say to  mankind: "Rush towards Allah, surely I am assigned by Him as a plain Warner to you  all.[50]
51.  *     Do not set up another god besides Allah, surely I am assigned by Him as a  plain Warner to you all."[51]
52.  *     It has been the case that whenever a Messenger came  to the peoples before them, they said about him: "He is a sorcerer or a madman."[52]
53.  *     Have they transmitted this statement from one generation to the next? Nay, but they  are all a rebellious people.[53]
54.  *     So, O Prophet, ignore them; you are not at fault.[54]
55.  *     But keep on admonishing them, for admonition is beneficial to the true believers.[55]
56.  *     We have not created jinns and mankind except to worship Me.[56]
57.  *     I require no  sustenance from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me.[57]
58.  *     Surely it is Allah  Who is the giver of all sustenance, the Lord of Power, the Invincible.[58]
59.  *     Surely those  who are wrongdoers, shall have their portion of torment similar to the portion of their  predecessors; so let them not challenge Me to hurry it on.[59]
60.  *     Woe then to the  unbelievers, on that Day with which they are being threatened![60]