Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

54 covering it with what covered it.
55 Then which of the bounties of your Lord
will you dispute?
56 This is a warner,
[in the tradition] of the warners of old.
57 The Imminent [Hour] is near at hand.
58 There is none that may unveil it besides Allah.
59 Do you then wonder at this discourse,
60 and laugh and not weep,
61 while you remain heedless?!
62 So prostrate yourselves to Allah and worship Him!

54. Sūrat al-Qamar 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 The Hour has drawn near
and the moon is split.
2 If they see a sign, they turn away,
and say, ‘An incessant 2 magic!’
3 They denied, and followed their own desires,
and every matter has a setting [appropriate to it].
4 There have already come to them reports
containing admonishment,
5 [and representing] far-reaching wisdom;
but warnings are of no avail!
6 So turn away from them!

1 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1, which mentions the moon (qamar).

2 Or ‘powerful.’

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 08 Dec. 2023: