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

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Sūra LII.

Ṭūr, or the Mount.

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

1. By the Mount (of Revelation);

2. By a Decree Inscribed

3. In a Scroll unfolded;

4. By the much-frequented Fane;

5. By the Canopy Raised High;

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6. And by the Ocean
Filled with Swell;—

7. Verily, the Doom of thy Lord
Will indeed come to pass;—

8. There is none
Can avert it;—

9. On the Day when
The firmament will be
In dreadful commotion.

10. And the mountains will fly
Hither and thither.

11. Then woe that Day
To those that treat
(Truth) as Falsehood;—

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12. That play (and paddle)
In shallow trifles.

13. That Day shall they be
Thrust down to the Fire
Of Hell, irresistibly.

14. "This", it will be said,
"Is the Fire,—which ye
Were wont to deny!

15. "Is this then a fake,
Or is it ye that
Do not see?

16. "Burn ye therein:
The same is it to you
Whether ye bear it
With patience, or not:
Ye but receive the recompense
Of your (own) deeds."

17. As to the Righteous,
They will be in Gardens,
And in Happiness,—

18. Enjoying the (Bliss) which
Their Lord hath bestowed
On them, and their Lord
Shall deliver them from
The Penalty of the Fire.

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19. (To them will be said:)
"Eat and drink ye,
With profit and health,
Because of your (good) deeds."

20. They will recline (with ease)
On Thrones (of dignity)
Arranged in ranks;
And We shall join them
To Companions, with beautiful
Big and lustrous eyes.

21. And those who believe
And whose families follow
Them in Faith,— to them
Shall We join their families:
Nor shall We deprive them
(Of the fruit) of aught
Of their works:
(Yet) is each individual
In pledge for his deeds.

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22. And We shall bestow
On them, of fruit and meat,
Anything they shall desire.

23. They shall there exchange,
One with another,
A (loving) cup
Free of frivolity,
Free of all taint
Of ill.

24. Round about them will serve,
(Devoted) to them,
Youths (handsome) as Pearls

25. They will advance
To each other, engaging
In mutual enquiry.

26. They will say: "Aforetime,
We were not without fear
For the sake of our people.

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27. "But God has been good
To us, and has delivered us
From the Penalty
Of the Scorching Wind.

28. "Truly, we did call
Unto Him from of old:
Truly it is He,
The Beneficent, the Merciful!


29. Wherefore proclaim thou
The praises (of thy Lord):
For by the Grace
Of thy Lord, thou art
No (vulgar) soothsayer, nor
Art thou one possessed.

30. Or do they say:—
"A Poet! we await
For him some calamity
(Hatched) by Time!"

31. Say thou: "Await ye!—
I too will wait
Along with you!"

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32. Is it that their faculties
Of understanding urge them
To this, or are they
But a people transgressing
Beyond bounds?

33. Or do they say,
"He fabricated the (Message)"?
Nay, they have no faith!

34. Let them then produce
A recital like unto it,—
If (it be) they speak
The Truth!

35. Were they created of
Or were they themselves
The creators?

36. Or did they create
The heavens and the earth?
Nay, they have
No firm belief.

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37. Or are the Treasures
Of thy Lord with them,
Or are they the managers
(Of affairs)?

38. Or have they a ladder,
By which they can (climb
Up to heaven and) listen
(To its secrets)? Then let
(Such a) listener of theirs
Produce a manifest proof.

39. Or has He only daughters
And ye have sons?

40. Or is it that thou
Dost ask for a reward,
So that they are burdened
With a load of debt?—

41. Or that the Unseen
Is in their hands,
And they write it down?

42. Or do they intend
A plot (against thee)?
But those who defy God
Are themselves involved
In a Plot!

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43. Or have they a god
Other than God?
Exalted is God
Far above the things
They associate with Him!

44. Were they to see
A piece of the sky
Falling (on them), they
Would (only) say: "Clouds
Gathered in heaps!"

45. So leave them alone
Until they encounter
That Day of theirs,
Wherein they shall (perforce)
Swoon (with terror),—

46. The Day when their plotting
Will avail them nothing
And no help shall be
Given them.

47. And verily, for those
Who do wrong, there is
Another punishment besides this:
But most of them
Understand not.

48. Now await in patience
The command of thy Lord:

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For verily thou art
In Our eyes:
And celebrate the praises
Of thy Lord the while
Thou standest forth,

49. And for part of the night
Also praise thou Him,—
And at the retreat
Of the stars!

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