In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy
By the sun in its morning brightness and by the moon as it follows it, by the day as it displays the sun's glory and by the night as it conceals it, by the sky and how He built it and by the earth and how He spread it, by the soul and how He formed it and inspired it [to know] its own rebellion and piety! The one who purifies his soul succeeds and the one who corrupts it fails. In their arrogant cruelty, the people of Thamud called [their messenger] a liar, when the most wicked man among them rose [against him]. The messenger of God said to them, [leave] God's camel to drink, but they called him a liar and hamstrung her. Their Lord destroyed them for their crime and levelled them. He did not hesitate to punish them.