In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[85.1] I swear by the
mansions of the stars,
[85.2] And the promised day,
[85.3] And the bearer of witness and those against whom
the witness is borne.
[85.4] Cursed be the makers of the pit,
[85.5] Of the fire (kept burning) with fuel,
[85.6] When they sat by it,
[85.7] And they were witnesses of what they did with the
[85.8] And they did not take vengeance on them for aught
except that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Praised,
[85.9] Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth;
and Allah is a Witness of all things.
[85.10] Surely (as for) those who persecute the believing
men and the believing women, then do not repent, they shall have
the chastisement of hell, and they shall have the chastisement
[85.11] Surely (as for) those who believe and do good,
they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the
[85.12] Surely the might of your Lord is great.
[85.13] Surely He it is Who originates and reproduces,
[85.14] And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
[85.15] Lord of the Arsh, the Glorious,
[85.16] The great doer of what He will.
[85.17] Has not there come to you the story of the hosts,
[85.18] Of Firon and Samood?
[85.19] Nay! those who disbelieve are in (the act of)
giving the lie to the truth.
[85.20] And Allah encompasses them on every side.
[85.21] Nay! it is a glorious Quran,
[85.22] In a guarded tablet.