75. The Resurrection


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. I do call to witness the ResurrectionDay;

  2. And I do call to witness theself-reproaching spirit: (Eschew Evil).

  3. Does man think that We cannot assemblehis bones?

  4. Nay, We are able to put together inperfect order the very tips of his fingers.

  5. But man wishes to do wrong (even) in thetime in front of him.

  6. He questions: "When is the Day ofResurrection?"

  7. At length, when the sight is dazed,

  8. And the moon is buried in darkness.

  9. And the sun and moon are joinedtogether,-

  10. That Day will Man say: "Where is therefuge?"

  11. By no means! No place of safety!

  12. Before thy Lord (alone), that Day willbe the place of rest.

  13. That Day will Man be told (all) that heput forward, and all that he put back.

  14. Nay, man will be evidence againsthimself,

  15. Even though he were to put up hisexcuses.

  16. Move not thy tongue concerning the(Qur'an) to make haste therewith.

  17. It is for Us to collect it and topromulgate it:

  18. But when We have promulgated it, followthou its recital (as promulgated):

  19. Nay more, it is for Us to explain it(and make it clear):

  20. Nay, (ye men!) but ye love the fleetinglife,

  21. And leave alone the Hereafter.

  22. Some faces, that Day, will beam (inbrightness and beauty);

  23. Looking towards their Lord;

  24. And some faces, that Day, will be sadand dismal,

  25. In the thought that some back-breakingcalamity was about to be inflicted on them;

  26. Yea, when (the soul) reaches to thecollar-bone (in its exit),

  27. And there will be a cry, "Who is amagician (to restore him)?"

  28. And he will conclude that it was (theTime) of Parting;

  29. And one leg will be joined with another:

  30. That Day the Drive will be (all) to thyLord!

  31. So he gave nothing in charity, nor didhe pray!-

  32. But on the contrary, he rejected Truthand turned away!

  33. Then did he stalk to his family in fullconceit!

  34. Woe to thee, (O men!), yea, woe!

  35. Again, Woe to thee, (O men!), yea, woe!

  36. Does man think that he will be leftuncontrolled, (without purpose)?

  37. Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (inlowly form)?

  38. Then did he become a leech-like clot;then did ((Allah)) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.

  39. And of him He made two sexes, male andfemale.

  40. Has not He, (the same), the power togive life to the dead?