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1 . I do call to witness the Resurrection Day;

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

3 . Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?

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

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

6 . He questions: "When is the Day of Resurrection?"

7 . At length, when the sight is dazed,

8 . And the moon is buried in darkness.

9 . And the sun and moon are joined together,-

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

11 . By no means! No place of safety!

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

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

14 . Nay, man will be evidence against himself,

15 . Even though he were to put up his excuses.

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

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

18 . But when We have promulgated it, follow thou 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 fleeting life,

21 . And leave alone the Hereafter.

22 . Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty);-

23 . Looking towards their Lord;

24 . And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal,

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

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

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

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

29 . And one leg will be joined with another:

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

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

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

33 . Then did he stalk to his family in full conceit!

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 left uncontrolled, (without purpose)?

37 . Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly 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 and female.

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