In the name of God,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
85:1 By the sky, (displaying) the Zodiacal Signs;
85:2 By the promised Day (of Judgment);
85:3 By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;-
85:4 Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire),
85:5 Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:
85:6 Behold! they sat over against the (fire),
85:7 And they witnessed (all) that they were doing against the Believers.
85:8 And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in God, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!-
85:9 Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And God is Witness to all things.
85:10 Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.
85:11 For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),
85:12 Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.
85:13 It is He Who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life).
85:14 And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness,
85:15 Lord of the Throne of Glory,
85:16 Doer (without let) of all that He intends.
85:17 Has the story reached thee, of the forces-
85:18 Of Pharaoh and the Thamud?
85:19 And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)!
85:20 But God doth encompass them from behind!
85:21 Day, this is a Glorious Qur'an,
85:22 (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!
The Holy QuranTranslated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali