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Quran Chapter 100 - The Charging Steeds - Intentions and Actions Have Consequences

An early Meccan sura in which God swears by the warhorses He has subjected to man’s use [a] that man is ungrateful and misguided.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1 By the charging steeds that pant 2 and strike sparks with their hooves, 3 who make dawn raids, 4 raising a cloud of dust, 5 and plunging into the midst of the enemy, 6 man is ungrateful to his Lord–– 7 and He is witness to this [b] –– 8 he is truly excessive in his love of wealth.

9 Does he not know that when the contents of graves burst forth, 10 when the secrets of hearts are uncovered, on that Day, 11 their Lord will be fully aware of them all?


a. Cf. 36: 71–2; 43: 12–13.

b. Or man will by his own actions be a witness against himself on the Day of Judgement.

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur'an / a new translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, copyright © 2004 Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press). Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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