بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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),
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 Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!-
9 . Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah 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),
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 Thamud?
19 . And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)!
20 . But Allah doth encompass them from behind!
21 . Day, this is a Glorious Qur'an,
22 . (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!