By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with
By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
Then press forward as in a race,
Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent
Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
Cast down will be (their owners') eyes.
They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our)
"What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!"
But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry,
When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to
Has the story of Moses reached thee?
Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of
"Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all
"And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified
"'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear
Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.
But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (guidance);
Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah).
Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation,
Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
But Allah did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the
Hereafter, as in this life.
Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth
What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven
(above)? (Allah) hath constructed it:
On high hath He raised its canopy, and He hath given it order
Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth
He bring out (with light).
And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide
He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;
And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-
For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
Therefore, when there comes the great, overwhelming (Event),-
The Day when man shall remember (all) that he strove for,
And Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for (all) to see,-
Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,
And had preferred the life of this world,
The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before
their Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower
Their abode will be the Garden.
They ask thee about the Hour,-'When will be its appointed
Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?
With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor.
Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.
The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a
single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!