085.001 By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,
085.002 And by the Promised Day.
085.003 And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,
085.004 (Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
085.005 Of the fuel-fed fire,
085.006 When they sat by it,
085.007 And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.
085.008 They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty,
the Owner of Praise,
085.009 Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and
Allah is of all things the Witness.
085.010 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.
085.011 Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath
which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.
085.012 Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.
085.013 Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,
085.014 And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
085.015 Lord of the Throne of Glory,
085.016 Doer of what He will.
085.017 Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts
085.018 Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud ?
085.019 Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial
085.020 And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.
085.021 Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.
085.022 On a guarded tablet.