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Sura LIv Qamar, Or The Moon In The Holy Quran

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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 1. The Hour (of Judgment) Is nigh, and the moon Is cleft asunder. 2. But if they see A Sign, they turn away, And say, "This is (But) transient magic." 3. They reject (the warning) And follow their (own) lusts But every matter has Its appointed time. 4. There have already come To them Recitals wherein There is (enough) to check (them), 5. Mature wisdom;—but (The preaching of) Warners Profits them not. 6. Therefore, (O Prophet,) Turn away from them. The Day that the Caller Will call (them) To a terrible affair, 7. They will come forth, Their eyes humbled— From (their) graves, (torpid) Like locusts scattered abroad, 8. Hastening, with eyes transfixed, Towards the Caller!— "Hard is this Day!", The Unbelievers will say. 9. Before them the People Of Noah rejected (their apostle): They rejected Our servant, And said, "Here is One possessed!", and he Was driven out. 10. Then he called on his Lord: "I am one overcome: Do Thou then help (me)! 11. So We opened the gates Of heaven, with water Pouring forth. 12. And We caused the earth To gush forth with springs. So the waters met (and rose) To the extent decreed. 13. But We bore him On an (Ark) made of Broad planks and caulked With palm-fibre: 14. She floats under our eyes (And care): a recompense To one who had been Rejected (with scorn)! 15. And We have left This as a Sign (For all time): then Is there any that will Receive admonition? 16. But how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning? 17. And We have indeed Made the Qur-ān easy To understand and remember: Then is there any that Will receive admonition? 18. The ‘Ād (people) (too) Rejected (Truth): then How terrible was My Penalty and My Warning? 19. For We sent against them A furious wind, on a Day Of violent Disaster, 20. Plucking out men as if They were roots of palm-trees Torn up (from the ground). 21. Yea, how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning! 22. But We have indeed Made the Qur-ān easy To understand and remember: Then is there any that Will receive admonition? 23. The Thamūd (also) Rejected (their) Warners. 24. For they said: "What! A man! a solitary one From among ourselves! Shall we follow such a one? Truly should we then be Straying in mind, and mad! 25. "Is it that the Message Is sent to him, Of all people amongst us? Nay, he is a liar, An insolent one!" 26. Ah! they will know On the morrow, which is The liar, the insolent one! 27. For We will send The she-camel By way of trial for them. So watch them, (O Ṣāliḥ), And possess thyself in patience! 28. And tell them that The water is to be Divided between them: Each one's right to drink Being brought forward (By suitable turns). 29. But they called To their companion, And he took a sword In hand, and hamstrung (her). 30. Ah! how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning! 31. For We sent against them A single Mighty Blast, And they became Like the dry stubble used By one who pens cattle. 32. And we have indeed Made the Qur-ān easy To understand and remember: Then is there any that Will receive admonition? 33. The People of Lūṭ Rejected (his) Warning. 34. We sent against them A violent tornado With showers of stones, (Which destroyed them), except Lūṭ's household: them We Delivered by early Dawn,— 35. As a Grace from Us: Thus do We reward Those who give thanks. 36. And (Lūṭ) did warn them Of Our Punishment, but They disputed about the Warning. 37. And they even sought To snatch away his guests From him, but We blinded Their eyes. (They heard:) "Now taste ye My Wrath And My Warning." 38. Early on the morrow An abiding Punishment Seized them: 39. "So taste ye My Wrath And My Warning." 40. And We have indeed Made the Qur-ān easy To understand and remember: Then is there any that Will receive admonition? 41. To the People Of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, Came Warners (from God). 42. The (people) rejected all Our Signs; but We Seized them with such Penalty (As comes) from One Exalted in Power, Able to carry out His Will. 43. Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they? Or have ye an immunity In the Sacred Books? 44. Or do they say: "We acting together Can defend ourselves"? 45. Soon will their multitude Be put to flight, And they will show Their backs. 46. Nay, the Hour (of Judgment) Is the time promised them (For their full recompense): And that Hour will be Most grievous and most bitter. 47. Truly those in sin Are the ones Straying in mind, and mad. 48. The Day they will be Dragged through the Fire On their faces, (they Will hear:) "Taste ye The touch of Hell!" 49. Verily, all things Have We created In proportion and measure. 50. And Our Command Is but a single (Act),— Like the twinkling Of an eye. 51. And (oft) in the past, Have We destroyed gangs Like unto you: then Is there any that Will receive admonition? 52. All that they do Is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds): 53. Every matter, small and great, Is on record. 54. As to the Righteous, They will be in the midst Of Gardens and Rivers, 55. In an Assembly of Truth, In the Presence of A Sovereign Omnipotent.

Table of Contents

Sra I. Ftia, Or The Opening Chapter
Sra Ii. Baqara, Or The Heifer
Sra Iii. L-I-Imrn, Or The Family Of Imrn
Sra Iv. Nisa, Or The Women
Sra V. Mda, Or The Table Spread.
Sra Vi. Anm, Or Cattle
Sra Vii. Arf, Or The Heights
Sra Viii. Anfl, Or The Spoils Of War
Sra Ix. Tauba (Repentance) Or Barat (Immunity)
Sra X. Ynus, Or Jonah
Sra Xi. Hd (The Prophet Hd)
Sra Xii. Ysuf, Or Joseph
Sra Xiii. Rad Or Thunder
Sra Xiv. Ibrhm, Or Abraham
Sra Xv. Al-Hijr. Or The Rocky Tract
Sra Xvi. Nal Or The Bee
Sra Xvii. Ban Isr-L, Or The Children Of Israel.
Sra Xviii. Kahf, Or The Cave
Sra Xix. Maryam, Or Mary.
Sra Xx. -H (Mystic Letters, . H.)
Sra Xxi. Anbiya, Or The Prophets
Sra Xxii. Ajj, Or The Pilgrimage
Sra Xxiii. M-Minn
Sra Xxiv. Nr, Or Light
Sra Xxv. Furqn, Or The Criterion
Sra Xxvi. Shuara, Or The Poets
Sra Xxvii. Naml, Or The Ants
Sra Xxviii. Qaa, Or The Narration
Sra Xxix. Ankabt, Or The Spider
Sra Xxx. Rm, Or The Roman Empire.
Sra Xxxi. Luqmn (The Wise).
Sra Xxxii. Sajda, Or Adoration
Sra Xxxiii. Azb, Or The Confederates.
Sra Xxxiv. Sab, Or The City Of Sab
Sra Xxxv. Fir, Or The Originator Of Creation; Or Malka, Or The Angels
Sra Xxxvi. Y-Sn (Being Abbreviated Letters).
Sra Xxxvii. Fft, Or Those Ranged In Ranks.
Sra Xxxviii. D (Being One Of The Abbreviated Letters)
Sra Xxxix.: Zumar, Or The Crowds.
Sra Xl. M-Min, Or The Believer
Sra Xli. H-Mm (Abbreviated Letters), Or -Mm Sajda, Or Fuilat
Sra Xlii. Shr, Or Consultation
Sra Xliii.: Zukhruf, Or Gold Adornments.
Sra Xliv.: Dukhn, Or Smoke (Or Mist).
Sra Xlv. Jathiya, Or Bowing The Knee.
Sra Xlvi.: Aqf, Or Winding Sand-Tracts.
Sra Xlvii. Muammad (The Prophet).
Sra Xlviii. Fat- Or Victory.
Sra Xlix. Ujurt, Or The Inner Apartments.
Sra L. Qf.
Sra Li. Zriyt, Or The Winds That Scatter.
Sra Lii. R, Or The Mount.
Sra Liii. Najm, Or The Star.
Sra Liv. Qamar, Or The Moon.
Sra Lv. Ramn, Or (God) Most Gracious.
Sra Lvi. Wqia, Or The Inevitable Event.
Sra Lvii. Add, Or Iron.
Sra Lviii. Mujdila, Or The Woman Who Pleads.
Sra Lix. Ashr, Or The Gathering
Sra Lx. Mumtaana, Or The Woman To Be Examined.
Sra Lxi. Aff, Or Battle Array.
Sra Lxii. Jumua, Or The Assembly (Friday) Prayer
Sra Lxiii. Munfiqn, Or The Hypocrites.
Sra Lxiv. Tagbun, Or Mutual Loss And Gain.
Sra Lxv. Alq, Or Divorce.
Sra Lxvi. Tarm, Or Holding (Something) To Be Forbidden.
Sra Lxvii. Mulk, Or Dominion.
Sra Lxviii. Qalam, Or The Pen, Or Nn
Sra Lxix. Qqa, Or The Sure Reality.
Sra Lxx. Marij, Or The Ways Of Ascent.
Sra Lxxi. N, Or Noah.
Sra Lxxii. Jinn, Or The Spirits.
Sra Lxxiii. Muzzammil, Or Folded In Garments.
Sra Lxxiv. Muddaththir, Or One Wrapped Up.
Sra Lxxv. Qiymat, Or The Resurrection.
Sra Lxxvi. Dahr, Or Time, Or Insn, Or Man.
Sra Lxxvii. Mursalt, Or Those Sent Forth
Sra Lxxviii. Nabaa, Or The (Great) News
Sra Lxxix. Nzit, Or Those Who Tear Out.
Sra Lxxx. Abasa. Or He Frowned.
Sra Lxxxi. Takwr, Or The Folding Up.
Sra Lxxxii. Infir, Or The Cleaving Asunder.
Sra Lxxxiii. Taff, Or Dealing In Fraud.
Sra Lxxxiv. Inshiqq, Or The Rending Asunder.
Sra Lxxxv. Burj, Or The Zodiacal Signs
Sra Lxxxvi. Riq, Or The Night-Visitant
Sra Lxxxvii. Al, Or The Most High.
Sra Lxxxviii. Gshiya, Or The Overwhelming Event.
Sra Lxxxix. Fajr, Or The Break Of Day.
Sra Xc. Balad, Or The City
Sra Xci. Shams, Or The Sun.
Sra Xcii. Lail, Or The Night.
Sra Xciii. Dhuh, Or The Glorious Morning Light.
Sra Xciv. Inshir, Or The Expansion.
Sra Xcv. Tn, Or The Fig
Sra Xcvi. Iqraa, Or Read! Or Proclaim! Or Alaq, Or The Clot Of Congealed Blood
Sra Xcvii. Qadr, Or The Night Of Power (Or Honour).
Sra Xcviii. Baiyina, Or The Clear Evidence.
Sra Xcix. Zilzl, Or The Convulsion.
Sra C. Adiyt, Or Those That Run.
Sra Ci. Al-Qria, Or The Day Of Noise And Clamour.
Sra Cii. Takathur Or Piling Up.
Sra Ciii. Ar, Or Time Through The Ages.
Sra Civ. Humaza, Or The Scandal-Monger.
Sra Cv. Fl, Or The Elephant.
Sra Cvi. The Quraish, (Custodians Of The Kaba).
Sra Cvii. Mn, Or Neighbourly Needs.
Sra Cviii. Kauthar, Or Abundance.
Sra Cix. Kfirn, Or Those Who Reject Faith.
Sra Cx. Nar, Or Help.
Sra Cxi. Lahab, Or (The Father Of) Flame.
Sra Cxii. Ikhl, Or Purity (Of Faith).
Sra Cxiii. Falaq, Or The Dawn.
Sra Cxiv. Ns, Or Mankind.

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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Recitation of Surah Qamar:"
2 Ahmed M = "The Unbelievers do see unusual appearances, but they call it magic. They do not therefore benefit by spiritual lessons."
3 Ahmed M = "Stunned beings will rise up in swarms from their graves and say, 'Ah! woe unto us! who had raised us up?" "
4 Ahmed M = "The story of Noah's ark and the flood comes quite often in the Quran. First he was insulted and abused; then he was laughed at and then the flood came and the evil ones were destroyed."
5 Sahil Badruddin = "The story of Noah and other biblical characters are mentioned in the Quran. It makes perfect sense that these individuals be named in the Quran as there were both Jews and Christians living in Pre-Islamic Arabia who were familiar with these stories. "