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.