The Reality
Surah
Al-Haqqah
69
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The Inevitable Hour!

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The Inevitable Reality -

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What is the Inevitable Hour?

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What is the Inevitable Reality?

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And what will make you realize what the Inevitable Hour is?

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And what can make you know what is the Inevitable Reality?

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˹Both˺ Thamûd and ’Ȃd denied the Striking Disaster.1

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Thamūd and ʿAad denied the Striking Calamity [i.e., the Resurrection].

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As for Thamûd, they were destroyed by an overwhelming blast.

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So as for Thamūd, they were destroyed by the overpowering [blast].

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And as for ’Ȃd, they were destroyed by a furious, bitter wind

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And as for ʿAad, they were destroyed by a screaming,1 violent wind

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which Allah unleashed on them non-stop for seven nights and eight days, so that you would have seen its people lying dead like trunks of uprooted palm trees.

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Which He [i.e., Allah] imposed upon them for seven nights and eight days in succession, so you would see the people therein fallen as if they were hollow trunks of palm trees.

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Do you see any of them left alive?

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Then do you see of them any remains?

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Also, Pharaoh and those before him, and ˹the people of˺ the overturned cities ˹of Lot˺ indulged in sin,

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And there came Pharaoh and those before him and the overturned cities1 with sin.

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each disobeying their Lord’s messenger, so He seized them with a crushing grip.

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And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so He seized them with a seizure exceeding [in severity].

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