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1 . When the sun is overthrown,

2 . And when the stars fall,

3 . And when the hills are moved,

4 . And when the camels big with young are abandoned,

5 . And when the wild beasts are herded together,

6 . And when the seas rise,

7 . And when souls are reunited,

8 . And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked

9 . For what sin she was slain,

10 . And when the pages are laid open,

11 . And when the sky is torn away,

12 . And when hell is lighted,

13 . And when the Garden is brought nigh,

14 . (Then) every soul will know what it hath made ready.

15 . Oh, but I call to witness the planets,

16 . The stars which rise and set,

17 . And the close of night,

18 . And the breath of morning

19 . That this is in truth the word of an honoured messenger,

20 . Mighty, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,

21 . (One) to be obeyed, and trustworthy;

22 . And your comrade is not mad.

23 . Surely he beheld Him on the clear horizon.

24 . And he is not avid of the Unseen.

25 . Nor is this the utterance of a devil worthy to be stoned.

26 . Whither then go ye?

27 . This is naught else than a reminder unto creation,

28 . Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.

29 . And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.