In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
54:1 The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent asunder.
54:2 And if they see a sign, they turn away and say: Strong enchantment!
54:3 And they deny and follow their low desires; and every affair is settled.
54:4 And certainly narratives have come to them, which should deter—
54:5 Consummate wisdom — but warnings avail not;
54:6 So turn away from them. On the day when the Inviter invites them to a hard task —
54:7 Their eyes cast down, they will go forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,
54:8 Hastening to the Inviter. The disbelievers will say: This is a hard day!
54:9 Before them the people of Noah rejected — they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad, and he was driven away.
54:10 So he called upon his Lord: I am overcome, so do Thou help.
54:11 Then We opened the gates of heaven with water pouring down,
54:12 And made water to flow forth in the land in springs, so the water gathered together according to a measure already ordained.
54:13 And We bore him on that which was made of planks and nails,
54:14 Floating on, before Our eyes — a reward for him who was denied.
54:15 And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there any that will mind?
54:16 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!
54:17 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?
54:18 ‘Ad denied, so how terrible was My chastisement and My warning!
54:19 Surely We sent on them a furious wind in a day of bitter ill-luck,
54:20 Tearing men away as if they were the trunks of palm-trees torn up.
54:21 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!
54:22 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?
54:23 Thamud rejected the warning.
54:24 So they said: What! A single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? We shall then be in sure error and distress.
54:25 Has the reminder been sent to him from among us? Nay, he is an insolent liar!
54:26 Tomorrow they will know who is the liar, the insolent one.
54:27 Surely We are going to send the she-camel as a trial for them; so watch them and have patience.
54:28 And inform them that the water is shared between them; every share of the water shall be attended.
54:29 But they called their companion, so he took (a sword) and hamstrung (her).
54:30 How (terrible) was then My chastisement and My warning!
54:31 Surely We sent upon them a single cry, so they were like the dry fragments of trees, which the maker of an enclosure collects.
54:32 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?
54:33 The people of Lot treated the warning as a lie.
54:34 Surely We sent upon them a stone-storm, except Lot’s followers; We saved them a little before day-break —
54:35 A favour from Us. Thus do We reward him who gives thanks.
54:36 And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure, but they disputed the warning.
54:37 And certainly they endeavoured to turn him from his guests, but We blinded their eyes; so taste My chastisement and My warning.
54:38 And certainly a lasting chastisement overtook them in the morning.
54:39 So taste My chastisement and My warning.
54:40 And certainly We have made the Quran easy to remember, but is there any one who will mind?
54:41 And certainly the warning came to Pharaoh’s people.
54:42 They rejected all Our signs, so We overtook them with the seizing of the Mighty, the Powerful.
54:43 Are your disbelievers better than these, or have you an immunity in the scriptures?
54:44 Or say they: We are a host allied together to help each other?
54:45 Soon shall the hosts be routed, and they will show (their) backs.
54:46 Nay, the Hour is their promised time, and the Hour is most grievous and bitter.
54:47 Surely the guilty are in error and distress.
54:48 On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces: Taste the touch of hell.
54:49 Surely We have created everything according to a measure.
54:50 And Our command is but once, as the twinkling of an eye.
54:51 And certainly We destroyed your fellows, but is there anyone who will mind?
54:52 And everything they do is in the writings.
54:53 And everything small and great is written down.
54:54 Surely the dutiful will be among Gardens and rivers,
54:55 In the seat of truth, with a most Powerful King.