By those that winnow with a winnowing
And those that bear the burden (of the rain)
And those that glide with ease (upon the sea)
And those who distribute (blessings) by command,
Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true,
And lo! the judgment will indeed befall.
By the heaven full of paths,
Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the truth).
He is made to turn away from it who is (himself) averse.
Accursed be the conjecturers
Who are careless in an abyss!
They ask: When is the Day of Judgment?
(It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,
(And it will be said unto them): Taste your torment (which ye inflicted). This is what ye sought to hasten.
Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings,
Taking that which their Lord giveth them; for lo! aforetime they were doers of good;
They used to sleep but little of the night,
And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,
And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due share.
And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.