1 . By those who drag forth to destruction,
2 . By the meteors rushing,
3 . By the lone stars floating,
4 . By the angels hastening,
5 . And those who govern the event,
6 . On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
7 . And the second followeth it,
8 . On that day hearts beat painfully
9 . While eyes are downcast
10 . (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state
11 . Even after we are crumbled bones?
12 . They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.
13 . Surely it will need but one shout,
14 . And lo! they will be awakened.
15 . Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?
16 . How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,
17 . (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
18 . And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)?
19 . Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).
20 . And he showed him the tremendous token.
21 . But he denied and disobeyed,
22 . Then turned he away in haste,
23 . Then gathered he and summoned
24 . And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."
25 . So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.
26 . Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.
27 . Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?
28 . He raised the height thereof and ordered it;
29 . And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.
30 . And after that He spread the earth,
31 . And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,
32 . And He made fast the hills,
33 . A provision for you and for your cattle.
34 . But when the great disaster cometh,
35 . The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,
36 . And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
37 . Then, as for him who rebelled
38 . And chose the life of the world,
39 . Lo! hell will be his home.
40 . But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,
41 . Lo! the Garden will be his home.
42 . They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?
43 . Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof?
44 . Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.
45 . Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.
46 . On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.