AL QAMAR (THE MOON)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 55 verses - 3 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Qamar 54:1] The Last Day came near, and the moon split apart.
[Qamar 54:2] And when they see a sign, they turn away and say, “Just a customary magic!”
[Qamar 54:3] And they denied and followed their own desires, whereas each matter has been decided!
[Qamar 54:4] And indeed the news which had a lot of deterrence, came to them.
[Qamar 54:5] The pinnacle of wisdom – so how will the Heralds of warning provide any benefit?
[Qamar 54:6] Therefore turn away from them; on the day when the announcer will call towards a severe unknown matter -
[Qamar 54:7] They will come out from the graves with eyes lowered, as if they were spread locusts.
[Qamar 54:8] Rushing towards the caller; the disbelievers will say, “This is a tough day.”
[Qamar 54:9] Before these, the people of Nooh denied and they belied Our bondman and said, “He is a madman” and rebuffed him.
[Qamar 54:10] He therefore prayed to his Lord, “I am overpowered, therefore avenge me.”
[Qamar 54:11] We therefore opened the gates of heaven, with water flowing furiously.
[Qamar 54:12] And caused springs to gush out from the earth, so that the two waters met totalling a quantity that had been destined.
[Qamar 54:13] And We carried Nooh upon a ship of wooden planks and nails.
[Qamar 54:14] Sailing in front of Our sight; as a reward for the sake of one who was rejected.
[Qamar 54:15] And We left it as a sign – so is there one who would ponder?
[Qamar 54:16] So how did My punishment turn out, and My threats?
[Qamar 54:17] And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to memorise, so is there one who would remember?
[Qamar 54:18] The tribe of A’ad denied – so how did My punishment turn out, and My warnings?
[Qamar 54:19] We indeed sent towards them a severe windstorm, on a day the ill luck of which lasted upon them forever.
[Qamar 54:20] Smashing down men as if they were uprooted trunks of date palms.
[Qamar 54:21] So how did My punishment turn out, and My warnings?
[Qamar 54:22] And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to memorise, so is there one who would remember?
[Qamar 54:23] The tribe of Thamud denied the Noble Messengers.
[Qamar 54:24] So they said, “What! Shall we follow a man from among us? If we do, we are indeed astray, and insane!”
[Qamar 54:25] “What! Of all the men among us, the remembrance has come down upon him? In fact, he is a mischievous, great liar.”
[Qamar 54:26] It was said to Saleh, “They will soon realise tomorrow who is the mischievous great liar.”
[Qamar 54:27] “We shall send a she-camel to test them, therefore O Saleh, wait and have patience.”
[Qamar 54:28] “And inform them that the water is to be shared between them; only those may come whose turn it is.”
[Qamar 54:29] In response they called their companion – he therefore caught and hamstrung the she-camel.
[Qamar 54:30] So how did My punishment turn out, and My warnings?
[Qamar 54:31] Indeed We sent upon them a single Scream – thereupon they became like the barrier builder’s residual dry trampled hay.
[Qamar 54:32] And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to memorise, so is there one who would remember?
[Qamar 54:33] The people of Lut denied the Noble Messengers.
[Qamar 54:34] Indeed We sent a shower of stones upon them, except the family of Lut; We rescued them before dawn.
[Qamar 54:35] As a reward from Us; this is how We reward one who gives thanks.
[Qamar 54:36] And indeed he had warned them of Our seizure - in response they doubted the warnings.
[Qamar 54:37] And they tried to persuade him regarding his guests - We therefore blinded their eyes, “So taste My punishment, and My warnings.”
[Qamar 54:38] And indeed, the everlasting punishment overcame them early in the morning.
[Qamar 54:39] “So taste My punishment, and My warnings!”
[Qamar 54:40] And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to memorise, so is there one who would remember?
[Qamar 54:41] And indeed the Noble Messengers came to the people of Firaun.
[Qamar 54:42] They denied all Our signs, We therefore seized them - the seizure of the Most Honourable, the All Powerful.
[Qamar 54:43] Are your disbelievers better than they were, or have you been given exemption in the Books?
[Qamar 54:44] Or they say, “We shall all take revenge as a group.”
[Qamar 54:45] The group will soon be routed, and will turn their backs to flee.
[Qamar 54:46] In fact their promise is upon the Last Day - and the Last Day is very severe and very bitter!
[Qamar 54:47] Indeed the criminals are astray and insane.
[Qamar 54:48] On the day when they are dragged upon their faces in the fire - “Taste the heat of hell.”
[Qamar 54:49] We have indeed created all things by a proper measure.
[Qamar 54:50] And Our command is only a fleeting one – like the batting of an eyelid.
[Qamar 54:51] And We have indeed destroyed your kind, so is there one who would ponder?
[Qamar 54:52] And all what they did is in the Books.
[Qamar 54:53] And every small and great thing is recorded.
[Qamar 54:54] Indeed the pious are amidst Gardens and springs.
[Qamar 54:55] Seated in an assembly of the Truth, in the presence of Allah, the Omnipotent King.
END OF SURAH