By those (angels) ranged in ranks (or rows).
By those (angels) who drive the clouds in a good way.
By those (angels) who bring the Book and the Quran from Allah to mankind [Tafsir Ibn Kathir].
Verily your Ilah (God) is indeed One (i.e. Allah);
Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every point of the sun"s risings. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah).
Verily! We have adorned the near heaven with the stars (for beauty).
And to guard against every rebellious devil.
They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side.
Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment.
Except such as snatch away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming fire of piercing brightness.
Then ask them (i.e. these polytheists, O Muhammad SAW):"Are they stronger as creation, or those (others like the heavens and the earth and the mountains, etc.) whom We have created?" Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.
Nay, you (O Muhammad SAW) wondered (at their insolence) while they mock (at you and at the Quran).
And when they are reminded, they pay no attention.
And when they see an Ayah (a sign, a proof, or an evidence) from Allah, they mock at it.
And they say:"This is nothing but evident magic!
"When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily be resurrected?
"And also our fathers of old?"
Say (O Muhammad SAW):"Yes, and you shall then be humiliated."
It will be a single Zajrah [shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)], and behold, they will be staring!
They will say:"Woe to us! This is the Day of Recompense!"