;

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.