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and the night as it conceals it!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [by] the night when it covers [i.e., conceals] it

— Saheeh International

And by heaven and ˹the One˺ Who built it,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [by] the sky and He who constructed it

— Saheeh International

and the earth and ˹the One˺ Who spread it!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [by] the earth and He who spread it

— Saheeh International

And by the soul and ˹the One˺ Who fashioned it,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [by] the soul and He who proportioned it1

— Saheeh International

then with ˹the knowledge of˺ right and wrong inspired it!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness,

— Saheeh International

Successful indeed is the one who purifies their soul,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He has succeeded who purifies it,

— Saheeh International

and doomed is the one who corrupts it!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].

— Saheeh International

Thamûd rejected ˹the truth˺ out of arrogance,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Thamūd denied [their prophet] by reason of their transgression,

— Saheeh International

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when the most wicked of them was roused ˹to kill the she-camel˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

When the most wretched of them was sent forth.1

— Saheeh International

But the messenger of Allah warned them, “˹Do not disturb˺ Allah’s camel and her ˹turn to˺ drink!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the messenger of Allah [i.e., Ṣāliḥ] said to them, "[Do not harm] the she-camel of Allah or [prevent her from] her drink."

— Saheeh International

Still they defied him and slaughtered her. So their Lord crushed them for their crime, levelling all to the ground.1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But they denied him and hamstrung1 her. So their Lord brought down upon them destruction for their sin and made it equal [upon all of them].

— Saheeh International

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