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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.