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1 . When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;

2 . When the stars fall, losing their lustre;

3 . When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);

4 . When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;

5 . When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);

6 . When the oceans boil over with a swell;

7 . When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);

8 . When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -

9 . For what crime she was killed;

10 . When the scrolls are laid open;

11 . When the world on High is unveiled;

12 . When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;

13 . And when the Garden is brought near;-

14 . (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.

15 . So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,

16 . Go straight, or hide;

17 . And the Night as it dissipates;

18 . And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-

19 . Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,

20 . Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,

21 . With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.

22 . And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;

23 . And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.

24 . Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.

25 . Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.

26 . When whither go ye?

27 . Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:

28 . (With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight:

29 . But ye shall not will except as Allah wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.