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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

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Sūra CIV.

Humaza, or the Scandal-monger.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. Woe to every
(Kind of) scandal-monger
And backbiter,

2. Who pileth up wealth
And layeth it by,

3. Thinking that his wealth
Would make him last
For ever!

4. By no means! He will
Be sure to be thrown into
That which Breaks to Pieces.

5. And what will explain
To thee That which Breaks
To Pieces?

6. (It is) the Fire
Of (the Wrath of) God
Kindled (to a blaze),

7. The which doth mount
(Right) to the Hearts:

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8. It shall be made
Into a vault over them,

9. In columns outstretched.

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