اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab The Hour has drawn near and the moon was split ˹in two˺.1

وَإِنْ يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُسْتَمِرٌّ 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Yet, whenever they see a sign, they turn away,1 saying, “Same old magic!”

وَكَذَّبُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍ مُسْتَقِرٌّ 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab They rejected ˹the truth˺ and followed their own desires—and every matter will be settled—

وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ مِنَ الْأَنْبَاءِ مَا فِيهِ مُزْدَجَرٌ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab even though the stories ˹of destroyed nations˺ that have already come to them are a sufficient deterrent.

حِكْمَةٌ بَالِغَةٌ فَمَا تُغْنِ النُّذُرُ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹This Quran is˺ profound ˹in˺ wisdom, but warnings are of no benefit ˹to them˺.

فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ يَوْمَ يَدْعُ الدَّاعِ إِلَىٰ شَيْءٍ نُكُرٍ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab So turn away from them ˹O Prophet˺. ˹And wait for˺ the Day ˹when˺ the caller1 will summon ˹them˺ for something horrifying.2

خُشَّعًا أَبْصَارُهُمْ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ الْأَجْدَاثِ كَأَنَّهُمْ جَرَادٌ مُنْتَشِرٌ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab With eyes downcast, they will come forth from the graves as if they were swarming locusts,

مُهْطِعِينَ إِلَى الدَّاعِ يَقُولُ الْكَافِرُونَ هَٰذَا يَوْمٌ عَسِرٌ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab rushing towards the caller. The disbelievers will cry, “This is a difficult Day!”

۞ كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ فَكَذَّبُوا عَبْدَنَا وَقَالُوا مَجْنُونٌ وَازْدُجِرَ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Before them, the people of Noah denied ˹the truth˺ and rejected Our servant, calling ˹him˺ insane. And he was intimidated.

فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab So he cried out to his Lord, “I am helpless, so help ˹me˺!”

فَفَتَحْنَا أَبْوَابَ السَّمَاءِ بِمَاءٍ مُنْهَمِرٍ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab So We opened the gates of the sky with pouring rain,