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

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Burūj, or The Zodiacal Signs.

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

1. By the Sky, (displaying)
The Zodiacal Signs;

2. By the promised Day
(Of Judgment);

3. By one that witnesses,
And the subject of the witness;—

4. Woe to the makers
Of the pit (of fire),

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5. Fire supplied (abundantly)
With Fuel:

6. Behold! they sat
Over against the (fire),

7. And they witnessed
(All) that they were doing
Against the Believers.

8. And they ill-treated them
For no other reason than
That they believed in God,
Exalted in Power,
Worthy of all Praise!—

9 Him to Whom belongs
The dominion of the heavens
And the earth!
And God is Witness
To all things.

10. Those who persecute (or draw
into temptation)
The Believers, men and women,
And do not turn
In repentance, will have
The Penalty of Hell:
They will have the Penalty
Of the Burning Fire.

11. For those who believe
And do righteous deeds,
Will be Gardens,
Beneath which Rivers flow:
That is the great Salvation,
(The fulfilment of all desires),

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12. Truly strong is the Grip
(And Power) of thy Lord.

13. It is He Who creates
From the very beginning,
And He can restore (life).

14. And He is the Oft-Forgiving,
Full of loving-kindness,

15. Lord of the Throne of Glory,

16. Doer (without let)
Of all that He intends.

17. Has the story
Reached thee,
Of the Forces—

18. Of Pharaoh
And the Thamūd?

19. And yet the Unbelievers
(Persist) in rejecting
(The Truth)!

20. But God doth
Encompass them
From behind!

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21. Nay, this is
A Glorious Qur-ān,

22. (Inscribed) in
A Tablet Preserved!

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