بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
1 . By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;
2 . By the Moon as she follows him;
3 . By the Day as it shows up (the Sun's) glory;
4 . By the Night as it conceals it;
5 . By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;
6 . By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:
7 . By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it;
8 . And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;-
9 . Truly he succeeds that purifies it,
10 . And he fails that corrupts it!
11 . The Thamud (people) rejected (their prophet) through their inordinate wrong-doing,
12 . Behold, the most wicked man among them was deputed (for impiety).
13 . But the Messenger of Allah said to them: "It is a She-camel of Allah. And (bar her not from) having her drink!"
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 . And for Him is no fear of its consequences.