The Holy Qu'ran
Translation by Abdullah Yousuf Ali


Al-Inshiqaq ; The Cleaving

Surah 84 (Chapter 84); 25 Verses

Makki ; Revealed at Mecca

1. When the Sky is rent asunder

2. And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord and it must needs (do so)- -

3. And when the Earth is flattened out

4. And casts forth what is within it and becomes (clean) empty

5. And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord and it must needs (do so)- -(then will come Home the full Reality).

6. O thou man! verily thou art ever toiling on towards the Lord painfully toiling but thou shalt meet Him.

7. Then he who is given his Record in his Right hand

8. Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning

9. And he will turn to his people rejoicing!

10. But he who is given his Record behind his back

11. Soon will he cry for Perdition

12. And he will enter a Blazing Fire.

13. Truly did he go about among his people rejoicing!

14. Truly did he think that he would not have to return (to Us)!

15. Nay nay! for his Lord was (ever) watchful of him!

16. So I do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset;

17. The Night and its Homing;

18. And the Moon in her Fullness;

19. Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.

20. What then is the matter with them that they believe not?

21. And when the Qur'an is read to them they fall not prostrate.

22. But on the contrary the Unbelievers reject (it).

23. But Allah has full Knowledge of what they secrete (in their breasts).

24. So announce to them a Penalty Grievous

25. Except to those who believe and work righteous deeds: for them is a Reward that will never fail.

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