I call to witness the starry spangles of the sky,
And the Promised Day,
And the Bearer of witness (- the Prophet), and that to whom the witness is borne (- the Prophet´s community),
(That these disbelievers will face destruction as were) destroyed the Fellows of the Trenches.
(These trenches had) the fire (fed) with fuel,
When they sat by them (- the trenches).
And they were the witnesses of those (wrongs) they were doing to the believers.
They hated and tortured these (believers) for no reason other than that they had believed in Allâh, the Almighty, the Praiseworthy,
To Whom belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and Allâh is Witness over all things.
Those who (deliberately) persecute the believing men and women and then do not repent, shall suffer the punishment of Gehenna and they shall suffer the torment of (heart) burning (in the present life).
But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness shall have Gardens served with running streams (to keep them green and flourishing). This indeed is the great achievement.
Terrible indeed is the seizing of your Lord.
It is He Who originates and continues reproducing.
And He is the Protector, the Most Loving;
Lord of the Throne (of Power), the Lord of all Glory,
Absolute Performer of what He intends (to carry out).
There has reached you the account of the hosts
Of Pharaoh, and Thamûd.
The truth is that the disbelievers are persisting in belying (the Divine Messages),
And Allâh encompasses (them from all sides,) from behind (and from in front of) them (to punish them).
This is also the truth that it is a glorious Qur´ân,
(Inscribed) in a Tablet well-guarded (against corruption, distortion and destruction).