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

Sūra XCI.: Shams, or The Sun.

Section 1

1. Waalshshamsi waduhaha

1. By the Sun
And his (glorious) splendour;

2. Waalqamari itha talaha

2. By the Moon
As she follows him;

3. Waalnnahari itha jallaha

3. By the Day as it
Shows up (the Sun's) glory;

4. Waallayli itha yaghshaha

4. By the Night as it
Conceals it;

5. Waalssama-i wama banaha

5. By the Firmament
And its (wonderful) structure;

6. Waal-ardi wama tahaha

6. By the Earth
And its (wide) expanse;

7. Wanafsin wama sawwaha

7. By the Soul,
And the proportion and order
Given to it;

8. Faalhamaha fujooraha wataqwaha

8. And its enlightenment
As to its wrong
And its right;—

9. Qad aflaha man zakkaha

9. Truly he succeeds
That purifies it,

10. Waqad khaba man dassaha

10. And he fails
That corrupts it!

11. Kaththabat thamoodu bitaghwaha

11. The Thamūd (people)
Rejected (their prophet)
Through their inordinate

12. Ithi inbaAAatha ashqaha

12. Behold, the most wicked
Man among them was
Deputed (for impiety).

13. Faqala lahum rasoolu Allahi naqata Allahi wasuqyaha

13. But the apostle of God
Said to them: "It is
A She-camel of God!
And (bar her not
From) having her drink!"

14. Fakaththaboohu faAAaqarooha fadamdama AAalayhim rabbuhum bithanbihim fasawwaha

14. Then they rejected him
(As a false prophet),
And they hamstrung her.
So their Lord, on account
Of their crime, obliterated
Their traces and made them
Equal (in destruction,
High and low)!

15. Wala yakhafu AAuqbaha

15. And for Him
Is no fear
Of its consequences.

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