84. The Bursting Asund


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

  1. When the sky is rent asunder,

  2. And hearkens to (the Command of) itsLord, and it must needs (do so);-

  3. And when the earth is flattened out,

  4. And casts forth what is within it andbecomes (clean) empty,

  5. And hearkens to (the Command of) itsLord,- and it must needs (do so);- (then will come Home the full reality).

  6. O thou man! Verily thou art ever toilingon towards thy Lord- painfully toiling,- but thou shalt meet Him.

  7. Then he who is given his Record in hisright hand,

  8. Soon will his account be taken by aneasy reckoning,

  9. And he will turn to his people,rejoicing!

  10. But he who is given his Record behindhis back,-

  11. Soon will he cry for perdition,

  12. And he will enter a Blazing Fire.

  13. Truly, did he go about among his people,rejoicing!

  14. Truly, did he think that he would nothave to return (to Us)!

  15. Nay, nay! for his Lord was (ever)watchful of him!

  16. So I do call to witness the ruddy glowof Sunset;

  17. The Night and its Homing;

  18. And the Moon in her fullness:

  19. Ye shall surely travel from stage tostage.

  20. What then is the matter with them, thatthey believe not?-

  21. And when the Qur'an is read to them,they fall not prostrate,

  22. But on the contrary the Unbelieversreject (it).

  23. But Allah has full knowledge of whatthey secrete (in their breasts)

  24. So announce to them a Penalty Grievous,

  25. Except to those who believe and workrighteous deeds: For them is a Reward that will never fail.