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1.  *     By the heaven and its constellations![1]
2.  *     By the promised Day of Judgment![2]
3.  *     By the  witnesses and that which is being witnessed![3]
4.  *     Doomed be the makers of the  ditch,[4]
5.  *     who lit the fuel-fed fire[5]
6.  *     and sat around it,[6]
7.  *     to watch what they were  doing to the believers.[7]
8.  *     They tortured them for no other reason than that they  believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, the Praise Worthy,[8]
9.  *     the One to Whom belongs the  Kingdom of the heavens and earth, and Allah is Witness to all things.[9]
10.  *     Those who  persecute the believing men and believing women and do not repent, shall receive  the punishment of hell, wherein they shall have the punishment of conflagration.[10]
11.  *     As for those who believe and do good deeds, they shall have gardens beneath which  rivers flow; which will be the greatest success.[11]
12.  *     Surely, the seizure of your Lord is  very severe.[12]
13.  *     Surely, He it is Who originates the creation of everything, and He it  is Who will repeat it on the Day of Resurrection.[13]
14.  *     He is the Forgiving, the  Loving,[14]
15.  *     the Owner of the Throne, the Glorious[15]
16.  *     and the executor of His own  will.[16]
17.  *     Have you not heard the story of the warriors[17]
18.  *     of Pharaoh and of  Thamud?[18]
19.  *     Yet the unbelievers persist in denying the truth,[19]
20.  *     although Allah has  encircled them from all around.[20]
21.  *     Surely this is a Glorious Qur’an,[21]
22.  *     inscribed on  an Imperishable Tablet.[22]