M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)
48. So wait patiently for the judgment of your Lord, and be not like the companion of the fish, when he cried while he was in distress.
49. Were it not that favour from his Lord had overtaken him, he would certainly have been cast down upon the naked ground while he was blamed.
50. Then his Lord chose him, and He made him of the good.
51. And those who disbelieve would almost smite you with their eyes when they hear the reminder, and they say: Most surely he is mad.
52. And it is naught but a reminder to the nations.
The Sure Calamity (Haqqah)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
1. The sure calamity!
2. What is the sure calamity!
3. And what would make you realize what the sure calamity is!
4. Samood and Ad called the striking calamity a lie.
5. Then as to Samood, they were destroyed by an excessively severe punishment.
6. And as to Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent blast.
7. Which He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days unintermittingly, so that you might have seen the