M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

20. On them is fire closed over.

Chapter 91

15 Verses

The sun (Shams)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. I swear by the sun and his heat,

2. And the moon when she follows him,

3. And the day when it shows it,

4. And the night when it draws a veil over it,

5. And the heaven and Him Who made it,

6. And the earth and Him Who extended it,

7. And the soul and Him Who made it perfect,

8. Then He inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it;

9. He will indeed be successful who purifies it,

10. And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.

11. Samood gave the lie (to the truth) in their inordinacy,

12. When the most unfortunate of them broke forth with mischief,

13. So Allah’s apostle said to them: (Leave alone) Allah’s she-camel, and (give) her (to) drink.

14. But they called him a liar and slaughtered her, therefore their Lord crushed them for their sin and levelled them with the ground).

15. And He fears not its consequence.

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 27 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=962