79. Those Who Pull Out

  1. By the (angels) who tear out (the soulsof the wicked) with violence;

  2. By those who gently draw out (the soulsof the blessed);

  3. And by those who glide along (on errandsof mercy),

  4. Then press forward as in a race,

  5. Then arrange to do (the Commands oftheir Lord),

  6. One Day everything that can be incommotion will be in violent commotion,

  7. Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):

  8. Hearts that Day will be in agitation;

  9. Cast down will be (their owners’) eyes.

  10. They say (now): “What! shall we indeedbe returned to (our) former state?

  11. “What! – when we shall have becomerotten bones?”

  12. They say: “It would, in that case, be areturn with loss!”

  13. But verily, it will be but a single(Compelling) Cry,

  14. When, behold, they will be in the (full)awakening (to Judgment).

  15. Has the story of Moses reached thee?

  16. Behold, thy Lord did call to him in thesacred valley of Tuwa:-

  17. “Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeedtransgressed all bounds:

  18. “And say to him, ‘Wouldst thou that thoushouldst be purified (from sin)?-

  19. “‘And that I guide thee to thy Lord, sothou shouldst fear Him?'”

  20. Then did (Moses) show him the GreatSign.

  21. But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed(guidance);

  22. Further, he turned his back, strivinghard (against Allah..

  23. Then he collected (his men) and made aproclamation,

  24. Saying, “I am your Lord, Most High”.

  25. But Allah did punish him, (and made an)example of him, – in the Hereafter, as in this life.

  26. Verily in this is an instructive warningfor whosoever feareth ((Allah)).

  27. What! Are ye the more difficult tocreate or the heaven (above)? ((Allah)) hath constructed it:

  28. On high hath He raised  Its canopy, andHe hath Given it order and perfection.

  29. Its night doth He endow with darkness,And its splendour doth He bring out (with light).

  30. And the earth, moreover, Hath Heextended  (To a wide expanse);

  31. He draweth out Therefrom its moistureAnd its pasture;

  32. And the mountains Hath He firmly fixed;

  33. For use and convenience To you and yourcattle.

  34. Therefore, when there comes The great ,overwhelming  (Event)-

  35. The Day when Man Shall remember  (all)That he strove for,

  36. And Hell-Fire shall be  Placed in fullview For all to see-

  37. Then for such as had Transgressed allbounds,

  38. And had preferred The life of thisworld,

  39. The Abode will be Hell-Fire;

  40. And for such as had Entertained the fearOf standing before Their Lord’s (tribunal) And has restrained (Their) soulfrom lower Desires.

  41. Their abode will be The Garden.

  42. They ask thee About the Hour- “When Willbe its appointed time?”

  43. Wherein art thou (concerned) With thedeclaration thereof?

  44. With thy Lord is The Limit fixedtherefor.

  45. Thou art but a Warner For such as fearit.

  46. The Day they see it, (It will be) as ifthey Had tarried but a single Evening, or (at most till) The following morn!