1 . When the heaven is split asunder
2 . And attentive to her Lord in fear,
3 . And when the earth is spread out
4 . And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty
5 . And attentive to her Lord in fear!
6 . Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence).
7 . Then whoso is given his account in his right hand
8 . He truly will receive an easy reckoning
9 . And will return unto his folk in joy.
10 . But whoso is given his account behind his back,
11 . He surely will invoke destruction
12 . And be thrown to scorching fire.
13 . He verily lived joyous with his folk,
14 . He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).
15 . Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him!
16 . Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,
17 . And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,
18 . And by the moon when she is at the full,
19 . That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.
20 . What aileth them, then, that they believe not
21 . And, when the Qur´an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah)?
22 . Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny;
23 . And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding.
24 . So give them tidings of a painful doom,
25 . Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing.