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1 . When the heaven is cleft asunder,

2 . When the planets are dispersed,

3 . When the seas are poured forth,

4 . And the sepulchres are overturned,

5 . A soul will know what it hath sent before (it) and what left behind.

6 . O man! What hath made thee careless concerning thy Lord, the Bountiful,

7 . Who created thee, then fashioned, then proportioned thee?

8 . Into whatsoever form He will, He casteth thee.

9 . Nay, but ye deny the Judgment.

10 . Lo! there are above you guardians,

11 . Generous and recording,

12 . Who know (all) that ye do.

13 . Lo! the righteous verily will be in delight.

14 . And lo! the wicked verily will be in hell;

15 . They will burn therein on the Day of Judgment,

16 . And will not be absent thence.

17 . Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgment is!

18 . Again, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgment is!

19 . A day on which no soul hath power at all for any (other) soul. The (absolute) command on that day is Allah´s.