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(Al-Qamar) (55 Verses)

# 54 The Moon (Al-Qamar) Explanation of # 54 The Moon (Al-Qamar)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

[54.1] The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.
[54.2] And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.
[54.3] They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision
[54.4] And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,
[54.5] Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.
[54.6] So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.
[54.7] With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad,
[54.8] Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.
[54.9] The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.
[54.10] So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.
[54.11] Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water
[54.12] And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.
[54.13] And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,
[54.14] That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.
[54.15] And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.16] Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
[54.17] And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.18] (The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.
[54.19] Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,
[54.20] Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.
[54.21] Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
[54.22] And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.23] (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings
[54.24] For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow ? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.
[54.25] Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us ? Nay, but he is a rash liar.
[54.26] (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar.
[54.27] Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;
[54.28] And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.
[54.29] But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).
[54.30] Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
[54.31] Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.
[54.32] And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.33] The folk of Lot rejected warnings.
[54.34] Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night,
[54.35] As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.
[54.36] And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings.
[54.37] They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings!
[54.38] And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.
[54.39] Now taste My punishment after My warnings!
[54.40] And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.41] And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh
[54.42] Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.
[54.43] Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures ?
[54.44] Or say they: We are a host victorious ?
[54.45] The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.
[54.46] Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).
[54.47] Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.
[54.48] On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell.
[54.49] Lo! We have created every thing by measure.
[54.50] And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.
[54.51] And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth ?
[54.52] And every thing they did is in the scriptures,
[54.53] And every small and great thing is recorded.
[54.54] Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,
[54.55] Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.

No Chapter (Surah)
1 The Opening (Al-Fatiha)
2 The Cow (Al-Baqrah)
3 The Family of Imran (Aal-Imran)
4 The Women (An-Nisah)
5 The Table (Al-Maeda)
6 The Cattle (Al-An'aam)
7 The Heights (Al-A'raf)
8 The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal)
9 The Repentance(At-Tawba)
10 Jonah (Yunus)
11 The Prophet Hud (Hud)
12 Joseph (Yusuf)
13 The Thunder (Al-Ra'd)
14 Abraham (Imbrahim)
15 The Rocky Tract (Al-Hijr)
16 The Bees (An-Nahl)
17 The Night Journey (Al-Isra)
18 The Cave (Al-Kahf)
19 Mary (Maryam)
20 Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha)
21 The Prophets (Al-Anbiya)
22 The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
23 The Believers (Al-Muminun)
24 The Light (An-Nour)
25 The Criterion (Al-Furqan)
26 The Poets (Ash-Shu'ara)
27 The Ants (An-Naml)
28 The Narration (Al-Qasas)
29 The Spider (Al-Ankaboot)
30 The Romans (Al-Rum)
31 Luqman (Luqman)
32 The Prostration (As-Sajda)
33 The Confederates (Al-Ahzab)
34 Sheba (Saba)
35 The Originator of Creation (Fatir)
36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen)
37 The Rangers (As-Saffat)
38 The Letter Sad (Sad)
39 The Groups (Az-Zumar)
40 The Forgiver (Ghafir)
41 Explained in Detail (Fussilat)
42 The Consultation (Ash-Shura)
43 Ornaments of Gold (Az-Zukruf)
44 The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan)
45 The Kneeling (Al-Jathiya)
46 The Curved Sand hills (Al-Ahqaf)
47 Muhammad
48 The Victory (Al-Fath)
49 The Dwellings (Al-Hujurat)
50 The Letter Qaf (Qaf)
51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat)
52 The Mount (At-Tur)
53 The Star (An-Najm)
54 The Moon (Al-Qamar)
55 The Most Beneficent (Ar-Rahman)
56 The Event (Al-Waqi'a)
57 The Iron (Al-Hadid)
58 She That Dispute (Al-Mujidala)
59 The Gathering (Al-Hashr)
60 The Examined One (Al-Mumtahina)
61 The Row (As-Saff)
62 Friday (Al-Jumu'ah)
63 The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon)
64 Loss and Gain (At-Taghabun)
65 The Divorce (At-Talaq)
66 Prohibition (At-Tahreem)
67 Dominion (Al-Mulk)
68 The Pen (Al-Qalam)
69 The Reality (Al-Haaqqa)
70 The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij)
71 Noah (Nuh)
72 The Jinn (Al-Jinn)
73 The Enshrouded One (Al-Muzzammil)
74 The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir)
75 The-Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah)
76 Man (Al-Insan)
77 Those Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat)
78 The News (An-Naba)
79 Those Who Pull Out (An-Naziat)
80 He frowned (Abasa)
81 The Folding Up (At-Takwir)
82 The Cleaving (Al-Infitar)
83 Those Who Deal in Fraud (Al-Mutaffifin)
84 The Splitting Asunder (Al-Inshiqaq)
85 The Mansions of the Stars (Al-Burooj)
86 The Night Comer (At-Tariq)
87 The Most High (Al-A'la)
88 The Overwhelming (Al-Ghashiya)
89 The Dawn (Al-Fajr)
90 The City (Al-Balad)
91 The Sun (Ash-Shams)
92 The Night (Al-Layl)
93 The Morning Hours (Ad-Dhuha)
94 Relief  (Al-Inshirah)
95 The Figs (At-Teen)
96 The Clot (Al-Alaq)
97 The Night of Decree (Al-Qadr)
98 The Clear Proof (Al-Bayyina)
99 The Earthquake (Az-Zalzala)
100 The Courser (Al-Adiyat)
101 The Calamity (Al-Qariah)
102 Rivalry in world increase (At-Takathur)
103 The Declining Day (Al-Asr)
104 The Slanderer (Al-Humaza)
105 The Elephant (Al-Feel)
106 Quraish ( Quraish)
107 Small Kindnesses (Al-Maun)
108 Abundance (Al-Kawthar)
109 The Disbelievers (Al-Kafiroon)
110 Divine- Support (An-Nasr)
111 The Flame (Al-Masadd)
112 Sincerity (Al-Ikhlas)
113 The Daybreak (Al-Falaq)
114 The Mankind (An-Nas)

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