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The Arrangers (Al-Saaffaat)
182 verses, revealed in Mecca after Animals (Al-An 'aam) before Luqmaan (Luqmaan)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
By those who range themselves in rows; (1) And those who drive [the clouds] (2) and by the reciters of the Reminder: (3) Most surely your Allah is One: (4) the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and of all that is between them, and the Sustainer of all the points of sunrise! (5) Indeed, We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment of stars (6) to protect them from the rebellious satan. (7) These satans cannot listen to what transpires in the High Council for they are pelted away from every side (8) and are repelled. Theirs is an unceasing chastisement. (9) But if anyone does succeed in snatching a glimpse [of such knowledge], he shall be pursued by a piercing flame. (10) So ask them for a pronouncement -- Are they stronger in constitution, or those We created? We created them of clinging clay. (11) Nay, thou marvellest; and they scoff (12) And they do not understand, when explained to. (13) and when they see a miracle, they mock (14) and say: “This is nothing but plain sorcery. (15) "What! When we have died and become dust and bones, will we be brought back to life again, (16) What, and our fathers, the ancients?' (17) Say: 'Yes, but worthless' (18) So it shall only be a single cry, when lo! they shall see. (19) And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment. (20) 'This is the Day of Decision, even that you cried lies to. (21)
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