In the name of God,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
79:1 By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence;
79:2 By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
79:3 And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
79:4 Then press forward as in a race,
79:5 Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
79:6 One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion,
79:7 Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
79:8 Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
79:9 Cast down will be (their owners') eyes.
79:10 They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state?
79:11 "What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
79:12 They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!"
79:13 But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry,
79:14 When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment).
79:15 Has the story of Moses reached thee?
79:16 Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:-
79:17 "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds:
79:18 "And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?-
79:19 "'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?'"
79:20 Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.
79:21 But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (guidance);
79:22 Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against God).
79:23 Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation,
79:24 Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
79:25 But God did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life.
79:26 Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth (God).
79:27 What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)? (God) hath constructed it:
79:28 On high hath He raised its canopy, and He hath given it order and perfection.
79:29 Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth He bring out (with light).
79:30 And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);
79:31 He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;
79:32 And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-
79:33 For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
79:34 Therefore, when there comes the great, overwhelming (Event),-
79:35 The Day when man shall remember (all) that he strove for,
79:36 And Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for (all) to see,-
79:37 Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,
79:38 And had preferred the life of this world,
79:39 The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
79:40 And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires,
79:41 Their abode will be the Garden.
79:42 They ask thee about the Hour,-'When will be its appointed time?
79:43 Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?
79:44 With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor.
79:45 Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.
79:46 The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!
The Holy Quran
Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali