In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. I swear by the
Day of Resurrection;
2. And I swear by
the self-reproaching person (a believer).
3. Does man (a disbeliever)
think that We shall not assemble his bones?
4. Yes, We are Able
to put together in perfect order the tips of his fingers.
5. Nay! (Man denies
Resurrection and Reckoning. So) he desires to continue committing
6. He asks: "When
will be this Day of Resurrection?"
7. So, when the sight
shall be dazed,
8. And the moon will
9. And the sun and
moon will be joined together (by going one into the other or folded
up or deprived of their light, etc.)
10. On that Day man
will say: "Where (is the refuge) to flee?"
11. No! There is
12. Unto your Lord
(Alone) will be the place of rest that Day.
13. On that Day man
will be informed of what he sent forward (of his evil or good
deeds), and what he left behind (of his good or evil traditions).
14. Nay! Man will
be a witness against himself [as his body parts (skin, hands,
legs, etc.) will speak about his deeds].
15. Though he may
put forth his excuses (to cover his evil deeds).
16. Move not your
tongue concerning (the Qur'an, O Muhammad ) to make haste therewith.
17. It is for Us
to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad ) the ability to recite it (the
18. And when We have
recited it to you [O Muhammad
through Jibrael (Gabriel)], then follow you its (the Qur'an's)
19. Then it is for
Us (Allah) to make it clear to you,
20. Not [as you think,
that you (mankind) will not be resurrected and recompensed for
your deeds], but (you men) love the present life of this world,
21. And leave (neglect)
22. Some faces that Day
shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant).
23. Looking at their
24. And some faces,
that Day, will be Basirah (dark, gloomy, frowning,
25. Thinking that
some calamity was about to fall on them;
26. Nay, when (the
soul) reaches to the collar bone (i.e. up to the throat in
27. And it will be
said: "Who can cure him and save him from death?"
28. And he (the dying
person) will conclude that it was (the time) of departing (death);
29. And leg will
be joined with another leg (shrouded)
30. The drive will
be, on that Day, to your Lord (Allah)!
31. So he (the disbeliever)
neither believed (in this Qur'an, in the Message of Muhammad
) nor prayed!
32. But on the contrary,
he belied (this Qur'an and the Message of Muhammad ) and turned away!
33. Then he walked
in full pride to his family admiring himself!
34. Woe to you [O
man (disbeliever)]! And then (again) woe to you!
35. Again, woe to
you [O man (disbeliever)]! And then (again) woe to you!
36. Does man think
that he will be left Suda [neglected without being punished
or rewarded for the obligatory duties enjoined by his Lord (Allah)
37. Was he not a
Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge of semen) poured
38. Then he became
an 'Alaqa (a clot); then (Allah) shaped and fashioned
(him) in due proportion.
39. And made him
in two sexes, male and female.
40. Is not He (Allah
Who does that), Able to give life to the dead? (Yes! He is Able
to do all things).
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