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

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

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

4 . Then press forward as in a race,

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

6 . One Day everything that can be in commotion 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 indeed be returned to (our) former state?

11 . "What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"

12 . They say: "It would, in that case, be a return 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 the sacred valley of Tuwa:-

17 . "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds:

18 . "And say to him, ´Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?-

19 . "´And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?´"

20 . Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.

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

22 . Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah).

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

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 warning for whosoever feareth (Allah).

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

28 . On high hath He raised its canopy, and He 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 He extended (to a wide expanse);

31 . He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;

32 . And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-

33 . For use and convenience to you and your cattle.

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 full view for (all) to see,-

37 . Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,

38 . And had preferred the life of this world,

39 . The Abode will be Hell-Fire;

40 . And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord´s (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires,

41 . Their abode will be the Garden.

42 . They ask thee about the Hour,-´When will be its appointed time?

43 . Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?

44 . With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor.

45 . Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.

46 . The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!