54:1The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has split.

54:2Yet whenever they see a miracle, they turn away, and say, “Continuous magic.”

54:3They lied, and followed their opinions, but everything has its time.

54:4And there came to them news containing a deterrent.

54:5Profound wisdom—but warnings are of no avail.

54:6So turn away from them. On the Day when the Caller calls to something terrible.

54:7Their eyes humiliated, they will emerge from the graves, as if they were swarming locusts.

54:8Scrambling towards the Caller, the disbelievers will say, “This is a difficult Day.”

54:9Before them the people of Noah disbelieved. They rejected Our servant, and said, “Crazy,” and he was rebuked.

54:10So he appealed to his Lord, “I am overwhelmed, so help me.”

54:11So We opened the floodgates of heaven with water pouring down.

54:12And We made the earth burst with springs, and the waters met for a purpose already destined.

54:13And We carried him on a craft of planks and nails.

54:14Sailing before Our eyes; a reward for him who was rejected.

54:15And We left it as a sign. Is there anyone who would take heed?

54:16So how were My punishment and My warnings?

54:17We made the Quran easy to learn. Is there anyone who would learn?

54:18Aad denied the truth. So how were My punishment and My warnings?

54:19We unleashed upon them a screaming wind, on a day of unrelenting misery.

54:20Plucking the people away, as though they were trunks of uprooted palm-trees.

54:21So how were My punishment and My warnings?

54:22We made the Quran easy to remember. Is there anyone who would remember?

54:23Thamood rejected the warnings.

54:24They said, “Are we to follow one of us, a human being? We would then go astray, and end up in Hell.

54:25Was the message given to him, out of all of us? In fact, he is a wicked liar.”

54:26They will know tomorrow who the wicked liar is.

54:27We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and be patient.

54:28And inform them that the water is to be shared between them; each share of drink made available.

54:29But they called their friend, and he dared, and he slaughtered.

54:30So how were My punishment and My warnings?

54:31We sent against them a single Scream, and they became like crushed hay.

54:32We made the Quran easy to understand. Is there anyone who would understand?

54:33The people of Lot rejected the warnings.

54:34We unleashed upon them a shower of stones, except for the family of Lot; We rescued them at dawn.

54:35A blessing from Us. Thus We reward the thankful.

54:36He had warned them of Our onslaught, but they dismissed the warnings.

54:37They even lusted for his guest, so We obliterated their eyes. “So taste My punishment and My warnings.”

54:38Early morning brought upon them enduring punishment.

54:39So taste My punishment and My warnings.

54:40We made the Quran easy to memorize. Is there anyone who would memorize?

54:41The warnings also came to the people of Pharaoh.

54:42They rejected Our signs, all of them, so We seized them—the seizure of an Almighty Omnipotent.

54:43Are your unbelievers better than all those? Or do you have immunity in the scriptures?

54:44Or do they say, “We are united, and we will be victorious”?

54:45The multitude will be defeated, and they will turn their backs.

54:46The Hour is their appointed time—the Hour is more disastrous, and most bitter.

54:47The wicked are in confusion and madness.

54:48The Day when they are dragged upon their faces into the Fire: “Taste the touch of Saqar.”

54:49Everything We created is precisely measured.

54:50And Our command is but once, like the twinkling of an eye.

54:51We have destroyed your likes. Is there anyone who would ponder?

54:52Everything they have done is in the Books.

54:53Everything, small or large, is written down.

54:54The righteous will be amidst gardens and rivers.

54:55In an assembly of virtue, in the presence of an Omnipotent King.