[85.1] By the heaven,
holding mansions of the stars,
[85.2] And by the Promised Day.
[85.3] And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth
[85.4] (Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
[85.5] Of the fuel-fed fire,
[85.6] When they sat by it,
[85.7] And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the
[85.8] They had naught against them save that they believed in
Allah, the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,
[85.9] Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens
and the earth; and Allah is of all things the Witness.
[85.10] Lo! they who persecute believing men and believing women
and repent not, theirs verily will be the doom of hell, and
theirs the doom of burning.
[85.11] Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be
Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.
[85.12] Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.
[85.13] Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,
[85.14] And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
[85.15] Lord of the Throne of Glory,
[85.16] Doer of what He will.
[85.17] Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts
[85.18] Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud ?
[85.19] Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial
[85.20] And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.
[85.21] Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.
[85.22] On a guarded tablet.