1By those who drag forth to destruction,
2By the meteors rushing,
3By the lone stars floating,
4By the angels hastening,
5And those who govern the event,
6On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
7And the second followeth it,
8On that day hearts beat painfully
9While eyes are downcast
10(Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state
11Even after we are crumbled bones ?
12They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.
13Surely it will need but one shout,
14And lo! they will be awakened.
15Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses ?
16How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,
17(Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
18And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace) ?
19Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).
20And he showed him the tremendous token.
21But he denied and disobeyed,
22Then turned he away in haste,
23Then gathered he and summoned
24And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."
25So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.
26Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.
27Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built ?
28He raised the height thereof and ordered it;
29And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.
30And after that He spread the earth,
31And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,
32And He made fast the hills,
33A provision for you and for your cattle.
34But when the great disaster cometh,
35The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,
36And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
37Then, as for him who rebelled
38And chose the life of the world,
39Lo! hell will be his home.
40But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,
41Lo! the Garden will be his home.
42They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port ?
43Why (ask they) ? What hast thou to tell thereof ?
44Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.
45Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.
46On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.