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1 . When the heaven is sundered.

2 . And it hearkeneth to its Lord, and is duteous,

3 . And when the earth shall be stretched forth.

4 . And shall cast forth that which is therein, and shall become empty.

5 . And it hearkeneth to its Lord, and is duteous.

6 . O man! verily thou art toiling toward thy Lord a painful toiling, and art about to meet Him.

7 . Then as to him who shall be given his book in his right hand -

8 . His account shall presently be taken by an easy reckoning.

9 . And he shall return Unto his people joyfully.

10 . And as to him who shall be given his book from behind his back-

11 . He shall presently call for death,

12 . And he shall roast into a Blaze.

13 . Verily he was among his people joyous.

14 . Verily he imagined that he would not be back.

15 . Yea! his Lord had ever been beholding him.

16 . I swear by the afterglow of sunset,

17 . And by the night and that which it driveth together,

18 . And by the moon when she becometh full.

19 . Surely ye shall ride layer upon layer.

20 . What aileth them then, that they believe not,

21 . And that, when the Qur´an is read Unto them, they prostrate not them-selves!

22 . Yea those who disbelieve belie.

23 . Whereas Allah knoweth best that which they cherish.

24 . Wherefore announce thou Unto them a torment afflictive.

25 . But those who believe and work righteous works, theirs shall be a hire unending.