In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.[54.1] The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder. [54.2] And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say: Transient magic. [54.3] And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term. [54.4] And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention-- [54.5] Consummate wisdom-- but warnings do not avail; [54.6] So turn (your) back on them (for) the day when the inviter shall invite them to a hard task, [54.7] Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts, [54.8] Hastening to the inviter. The unbelievers shall say: This is a hard day. [54.9] Before them the people of Nuh rejected, so they rejected Our servant and called (him) mad, and he was driven away. [54.10] Therefore he called upon his Lord: I am overcome, come Thou then to help. [54.11] So We opened the gates of the cloud with water pouring [54.12] And We 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] Sailing, before Our eyes, a reward for him who was denied. [54.15] And certainly We left it as a sign, but is there anyone who [54.16] How (great) was then My punishment and My warning! [54.17] And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? [54.18] Ad treated (the truth) as a lie, so how (great) was My punishment and My warning! [54.19] Surely We sent on them a tornado 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 (great) was then My punishment and My warning! [54.22] And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? [54.23] Samood rejected the warning. [54.24] So they said: What! a single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? Most surely we shall in that case be in sure error and distress: [54.25] Has the reminder been made to light upon him from among us? Nay! he is an insolent liar! [54.26] Tomorrow shall they know who is the liar, the insolent one. [54.27] Surely We are going to send the she-camel as a trial for them; therefore watch them and have patience. [54.28] And inform them that the water is shared between them; every share of the water shall be regulated. [54.29] But they called their companion, so he took (the sword) and slew (her). [54.30] How (great) was then My punishment 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 for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? [54.33] The people of Lut treated the warning. as a lie. [54.34] Surely We sent upon them a stonestorm, except Lut's followers; We saved them a little before daybreak, [54.35] A favor from Us; thus do We reward him who gives thanks. [54.36] And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure, but they obstinately disputed the warning. [54.37] And certainly they endeavored 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 for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? [54.41] And certainly the warning came to Firon's people. [54.42] They rejected all Our communications, so We overtook them after.the manner of a Mighty, Powerful One. [54.43] Are the unbelievers of yours better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the scriptures? [54.44] Or do they say: We are a host allied together to help each other? [54.45] Soon shall the hosts be routed, and they shall turn (their) backs. [54.46] Nay, the hour is their promised time, and the hour shall be most grievous and bitter. [54.47] Surely the guilty are in error and distress. [54.48] On the day when they shall be dragged upon their faces into the fire; taste the touch of hell. [54.49] Surely We have created everything according to a measure. [54.50] And Our command is but one, as the twinkling of an eye. [54.51] And certainly We have already destroyed the likes of you, but is there anyone who will mind? [54.52] And everything they have done is in the writings. [54.53] And everything small and great is written down. [54.54] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and rivers, [54.55] In the seat of honor with a most Powerful King.