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 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Yusuf Ali
 In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

1. Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind, while they turn away in heedlessness.
Yusuf Ali
1. Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they 
turn away.

2. Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen to 
it while they play.
Yusuf Ali
2. Never comes (aught) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord but they listen 
to it as in jest 

3. With hearts preoccupied. And they confer in secret The wrong doers say: Is this 
other than a mortal like you? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see (it)?
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3. Their hearts toying as with trifles.  The wrongdoers conceal their private counsels 
(saying) "Is this (one) more than a man like yourselves? Will ye go to witchcraft 
with your eyes open?"

4. He saith: My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. He is the 
Hearer, the Knower.
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4. Say: "My Lord knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and the earth: He is 
the One that heareth and knoweth (all things)."

5. Nay, say they, (these are but) muddled dreams; nay, he hath but invented it; nay, 
he is but a poet. Let him bring us a portent even as those of old (who were God's 
messengers) were sent (with portents).
Yusuf Ali
5. "Nay" they say "(these are) medleys of dreams! nay he forged it!- -nay he is (but) 
a poet! Let him then bring us a Sign like the ones that were sent to (prophets) 
of old!"

6. Not a township believed of those which We destroyed before them (though We sent 
them portents): would they then believe?
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6. (As to those) before them not one of the populations which We destroyed believed: 
will these believe?
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