1 . When the sun shall be wound round,
2 . And when the stars shall dart down,
3 . And when the mountains shall be made to pass away,
4 . And when the she-camels big with young shall be abandoned,
5 . And when the wild beasts shall be gathered together,
6 . And when the seas shall be filled,
7 . And when the souls he paired,
8 . And when the girl buried alive shall be asked:
9 . For what sin she was slain.
10 . And when the Writs shall be lain open,
11 . And when the heaven shall be stripped,
12 . And when the Scorch shall be made to blaze,
13 . And when the Garden shall be brought nigh,
14 . Then every soul shall know that which it: hath presented.
15 . I swear by the receding stars.
16 . Moving swiftly and hiding themselves,
17 . And by the night when it departeth,
18 . And by the morning when it shineth forth,
19 . Verily it is a Word brought by a messenger honoured,
20 . Owner of strength, of established dignity with the Lord of the Throne.
21 . Obeyed one there; trustWorthy.
22 . Nor is your companion distracted.
23 . Assuredly he beheld him in the horizon manifest.
24 . And he is of the unseen not a tenacious concealer.
25 . Nor is it the word of a Satan accursed.
26 . Whither then go ye?
27 . This is naught but an Admonition Unto the worlds-
28 . Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.
29 . And ye shall not will unless it be that Allah, the Lord of the worlds, willeth.