By those who set the ranks in battle order
And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof
And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,
Lo! thy Lord is surely One;
Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun´s risings.
Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets;
With security from every froward devil.
They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,
Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;
Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.
Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.
Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock
And heed not when they are reminded,
And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.
And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;
When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised (again)?
And our forefathers?
Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.
There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,
And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.