By the sun and its noonday brightness!
And the moon when it follows him!
And the day when it displays him!
And the night when it covers him!
And the wondrous structure of the heavens and Him who built it!
And the earth and Who spread it!
And the soul and Who fashioned it,
And enlightened it with what is wrong and right for it!
He indeed is successful who causes it to grow (or purifies it)!
And he indeed is a failure who corrupts it!
The Thamud people denied (the Messenger) in their rebellious pride (or outrage),
When the basest of them rose up
And the Messenger of Allah (Salih) said to them, "(This is) Allah´s she-camel! So give her to drink."
But they called him a liar, and they ham-strung her; so their Lord destroyed them in their sins, and served them all alike;
And He fears not the result thereof!