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Sūra CIV.: Humaza, or the Scandal-monger.

Section 1

1. Waylun likulli humazatin lumazatin

1. Woe to every
(Kind of) scandal-monger
And backbiter,

2. Allathee jamaAAa malan waAAaddadahu

2. Who pileth up wealth
And layeth it by,

3. Yahsabu anna malahu akhladahu

3. Thinking that his wealth
Would make him last
For ever!

4. Kalla layunbathanna fee alhutamati

4. By no means! He will
Be sure to be thrown into
That which Breaks to Pieces.

5. Wama adraka ma alhutamatu

5. And what will explain
To thee That which Breaks
To Pieces?

6. Naru Allahi almooqadatu

6. (It is) the Fire
Of (the Wrath of) God
Kindled (to a blaze),

7. Allatee tattaliAAu AAala al-af-idati

7. The which doth mount
(Right) to the Hearts:

8. lnnaha AAalayhim mu/sadatun

8. It shall be made
Into a vault over them,

9. Fee AAamadin mumaddadatin  

9. In columns outstretched.

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