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Sura 85 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Burooj
English: The Mansions of the Stars
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 84 (Al-Inshiqaq - The Sundering, Splitting Open)
> Sura 86 (At-Tariq - The Morning Star)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 91 (Ash-Shams - The Sun)
> Sura 95 (At-Tin - The Fig)

Verses: 22

1By heaven of the constellations,

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2by the promised day,
3by the witness and the witnessed,
4slain were the Men of the Pit,
5the fire abounding in fuel,
6when they were seated over it
7and were themselves witnesses of what they did with the believers.
8They took revenge on them only because they believed in the All-mighty, the Al-laudable,
9God to whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and God is Witness over everything.
10Those who persecute the believers, men and women, and then have not repented, there awaits them the chastisement of Gehenna, and there awaits them the chastisement of the burning.
11Those who believe, and do righteous deeds, for them await gardens underneath which rivers flow; that is the great triumph.
12Surely thy Lord's assault is terrible.
13Surely it is He who originates, and brings again,
14and He is the All-forgiving, the All-loving,
15Lord of the Throne, the All-glorious,
16Performer of what He desires.
17Hast thou received the story of the hosts,
18Pharaoh and Thamood?
19Nay, but the unbelievers still cry lies,
20and God is behind them, encompassing.
21Nay, but it is a glorious Koran,
22in a guarded tablet.