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the chapter of the moon.

We have made the Qurʼân easy as a reminder — but is there any one who will mind ?

Lot’s people called the apostles liars; verily, we sent against them a heavy sand storm ; all, save Lot’s family, we saved them at the dawn. 35 As a favour from us ; so do we. reward him who gives thanks !

He indeed had warned them of our assault, but they doubted of the warning.

And they desired his guest, and we put out their eyes.—

‘ So taste ye my torment and warning !’

And there overtook them on the morning a settled punishment!—

‘ So taste ye my torment and warning !’

40 We have made the Qurʼân easy as a reminder — but is there any one who will mind ?

The warning came to Pharaoh’s people ; they called our signs all lies, and we seized on them with the seizing of a mighty powerful one.

Are your misbelievers better than they ? or have ye an exemption in the Scriptures ? Or do they say we are a victorious company ?

45 The whole shall be routed and shall turn their backs in flight[1].

Nay, the Hour is their promised time ! and the Hour is most severe and bitter !

Verily, the sinners are in error and excitement. On the day when they shall be dragged to the fire upon their faces ! — ‘ Taste ye the touch of hell.’

Verily, everything have we created by decree, 50 and our bidding is but one (word), like the twinkling of an eye !


  1. This is appealed to by Muslims as a prophecy fulfilled at the battle of Bedr.
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