Al-Qamar ("The Moon")
(54:0) In the name of God, the Gracious, the Compassionate.
(54:1) The moment drew near, and the moon was split.
(54:2) If they see a sign, they turn away and say, "Continuous magic!"
(54:3) They rejected, and followed their desires, and every old tradition.
(54:4) While the news had come to them in which there was sufficient warning.
(54:5) A perfect wisdom; but the warnings are of no benefit.
(54:6) So turn away from them; the day will come when the caller will announce a terrible disaster.
(54:7) With their eyes humiliated, they come out of the graves like scattered cicadas.
(54:8) Hastening towards the caller, the ingrates will say, "This is a difficult day."
(54:10) So he called on his Lord: "I am beaten, so grant me victory."
(54:11) So We opened the gates of the sky with pouring water.
(54:12) We caused springs to gush out of the earth. Thus the waters met to a command which had been measured.
(54:14) It ran under Our watchful eyes; a reward for one who was rejected.
(54:15) We have left it as a sign. Do any of you wish to learn?
(54:16) So how was My retribution after the warnings!
(54:18) Aad rejected. So how was My retribution after the warnings!
(54:19) We sent upon them a violent wind, on a day of continuous misery.
(54:20) It uprooted the people as if they were decayed palm tree trunks.
(54:21) So how was My retribution after the warnings!
(54:22) We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?
(54:23) Thamud rejected the warnings.
(54:24) They said, "Shall we follow one of us; a human being? We will then go astray, and be in hell."
(54:25) "Has the message come down to him, instead of us? He is an evil liar."
(54:26) They will find out tomorrow who the evil liar is.
(54:27) We are sending the camel as a test for them. So observe them and be patient.
(54:28) Inform them that the water shall be divided between them; each shall be allowed to drink in the specified time.
(54:29) But they called on their friend, and he was paid to slaughter.
(54:30) So how was My retribution after the warnings!
(54:31) We sent upon them one scream, whereupon they became like harvested hay.
(54:32) We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?
(54:33) The people of Lot rejected the warners.
(54:34) We sent upon them projectiles. Except for the family of Lot, We saved them at dawn.
(54:35) A blessing from Us; it is thus that We reward those who are appreciative.
(54:36) He warned them about Our punishment, but they ridiculed the warnings.
(54:37) They sought to remove him from his guests; so We diverted their eyes. "Taste My retribution; you have been warned."
(54:38) In the early morning, a devastating retribution struck them.
(54:39) "Taste My retribution; you have been warned."
(54:40) We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?
(54:41) The warnings had come to the people of Pharaoh.
(54:42) They rejected all Our signs. So We took them, the taking of the Noble, the Able.
(54:43) Are your ingrates better than those? Or have you been absolved by the book?
(54:44) Or do they say, "We are a large group and we will win."
(54:45) The large group will be defeated; they will turn around and flee.
(54:46) The moment is their appointed time, and the moment is far worse and more painful.
(54:47) The criminals are in error and will burn.
(54:48) The day when they will be dragged upon their faces into the fire: "Taste the agony of Saqar!"
(54:49) Everything We have created in measure.
(54:50) Our commands are done at once with the blink of an eye.
(54:51) We have destroyed your counterparts. Do any of you wish to learn?
(54:54) The righteous will be in paradises and rivers.
(54:55) In a position of honor, at an Omnipotent King.