وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
By the heaven, holding the big stars.
And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection);
And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day [i.e. the day of 'Arafat (Hajj) the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah];
قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
Cursed were the people of the ditch (the story of the Boy and the King).
النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel,
إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
When they sat by it (fire),
وَهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
And they witnessed what they were doing against the believers (i.e. burning them).
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise!
الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
Who, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness over everything.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance, (to Allah), will have the torment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). That is the great success.
إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
Verily, (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) the Grip (Punishment) of your Lord is severe.
إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ
Verily, He it is Who begins (punishment) and repeats (punishment in the Hereafter) (or originates the creation of everything, and then repeats it on the Day of Resurrection).
وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
And He is Oft-Forgiving, full of love (towards the pious who are real true believers of Islamic Monotheism),
ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ
Owner of the throne, the Glorious
فَعَّالٌ لِّمَا يُرِيدُ
He does what He intends (or wills).
هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ
Has the story reached you of the hosts,
Of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and Thamud?
بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ
Nay! The disbelievers (persisted) in denying (Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his Message of Islamic Monotheism).
وَاللَّهُ مِن وَرَائِهِم مُّحِيطٌ
And Allah encompasses them from behind! (i.e. all their deeds are within His Knowledge, and He will requite them for their deeds).