1When the sun is overthrown,
2And when the stars fall,
3And when the hills are moved,
4And when the camels big with young are abandoned,
5And when the wild beasts are herded together,
6And when the seas rise,
7And when souls are reunited,
8And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked
9For what sin she was slain,
10And when the pages are laid open,
11And when the sky is torn away,
12And when hell is lighted,
13And when the Garden is brought nigh,
14(Then) every soul will know what it hath made ready.
15Oh, but I call to witness the planets,
16The stars which rise and set,
17And the close of night,
18And the breath of morning
19That this is in truth the word of an honoured messenger,
20Mighty, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,
21(One) to be obeyed, and trustworthy;
22And your comrade is not mad.
23Surely he beheld Him on the clear horizon.
24And he is not avid of the Unseen.
25Nor is this the utterance of a devil worthy to be stoned.
26Whither then go ye ?
27This is naught else than a reminder unto creation,
28Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.
29And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.