1 . Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;
2 . Nay, I swear by the accusing soul (that this Scripture is true).
3 . Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones?
4 . Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!
5 . But man would fain deny what is before him.
6 . He asketh: When will be this Day of Resurrection?
7 . But when sight is confounded
8 . And the moon is eclipsed
9 . And sun and moon are united,
10 . On that day man will cry: Whither to flee!
11 . Alas! No refuge!
12 . Unto thy Lord is the recourse that day.
13 . On that day man is told the tale of that which he hath sent before and left behind.
14 . Oh, but man is a telling witness against himself,
15 . Although he tender his excuses.
16 . Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it.
17 . Lo! upon Us (resteth) the putting together thereof and the reading thereof.
18 . And when We read it, follow thou the reading;
19 . Then lo! upon Us (resteth) the explanation thereof.
20 . Nay, but ye do love the fleeting Now
21 . And neglect the Hereafter.
22 . That day will faces be resplendent,
23 . Looking toward their Lord;
24 . And that day will other faces be despondent,
25 . Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.
26 . Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat
27 . And men say: Where is the wizard (who can save him now)?
28 . And he knoweth that it is the parting;
29 . And agony is heaped on agony;
30 . Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving.
31 . For he neither trusted, nor prayed.
32 . But he denied and flouted.
33 . Then went he to his folk with glee.
34 . Nearer unto thee and nearer,
35 . Again nearer unto thee and nearer (is the doom).
36 . Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless?
37 . Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?
38 . Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned
39 . And made of him a pair, the male and female.
40 . Is not He (Who doeth so) Able to bring the dead to life?