Quran, Surah 84

 

Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translated by Hilali Khan
Surah 84 - The Sundering


With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

1. When the sky is rent asunder,

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

3. And when the earth is flattened out,

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

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

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

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

8. Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,

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

10. But he who is given his Record behind his 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 not have to return (to Us)!

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

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

17. The Night and its Homing;

18. And the Moon in her fullness:

19. Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.

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

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

22. But on the contrary the Unbelievers reject (it).

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

24. So announce to them a Penalty Grievous,

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

 
84. Surah Al-Inshiqaq (The Splitting Asunder)

 

1. When the heaven is split asunder,

2. And listens and obeys its Lord, and it must do so;

3. And when the earth is stretched forth,

4. And has cast out all that was in it and became empty,

5. And listens and obeys its Lord, and it must do so;

6. O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, so you will meet (i.e. the results of your deeds which you did).

7. Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand,

8. He surely will receive an easy reckoning,

9. And will return to his family in joy!

10. But whosoever is given his Record behind his back,

11. He will invoke (his) destruction,

12. And shall enter a blazing Fire, and made to taste its burning.

13. Verily, he was among his people in joy!

14. Verily, he thought that he would never come back (to Us)!

15. Yes! Verily, his Lord has been ever beholding him!

16. So I swear by the afterglow of sunset;

17. And by the night and whatever it gathers in its darkness;

18. And by the moon when it is at the full,

19. You shall certainly travel from stage to stage (in this life and in the Hereafter).

20. What is the matter with them, that they believe not?

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

22. Nay, (on the contrary), those who disbelieve, belie (Prophet Muhammad and whatever he brought, i.e. this Qur'an and Islamic Monotheism, etc.).

23. And Allah knows best what they gather (of good and bad deeds),

24. So announce to them a painful torment.

25. Save those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them is a reward that will never come to an end (i.e. Paradise).

 
 

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Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.