|Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Translation
||Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall's
|069.001. The Sure Reality!
||069.001. The Reality!
|069.002. What is the Sure Reality?
||069.002. What is the Reality ?
|069.003. And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is?
||069.003. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is!
|069.004. The Thamud and the 'Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity!
||069.004. (The tribes of) Thamud and A'ad disbelieved in the judgment to come.
|069.005. But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning!
||069.005. As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.
|069.006. And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent;
||069.006. And as for A'ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind,
|069.007. He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down!
||069.007. Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm- trees.
|069.008. Then seest thou any of them left surviving?
||069.008. Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them ?
|069.009. And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin.
||069.009. And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error,
|069.010. And disobeyed (each) the apostle of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty.
||069.010. And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip.