|1. Izas samaaa'un fatarat
إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انْفَطَرَتْ
When the Sky is cleft asunder;
|2. Wa izal kawaakibun tasarat
وَإِذَا الْكَوَاكِبُ انْتَثَرَتْ
When the Stars are scattered;
|3. Wa izal bihaaru fujjirat
وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ فُجِّرَتْ
When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth;
|4. Wa izal qubooru bu'sirat
وَإِذَا الْقُبُورُ بُعْثِرَتْ
And when the Graves are turned upside down;-
|5. 'Alimat nafsum maa qaddamat wa akhkharat
عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَا قَدَّمَتْ وَأَخَّرَتْ
(Then) shall each soul know what it hath sent forward and (what it hath) kept back.
|6. Yaaa ayyuhal insaaanu maa gharraka bi Rabbikal kareem
يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
O man! What has seduced thee from thy Lord Most Beneficent?-
|7. Allazee khalaqaka fasaw waaka fa'adalak
الَّذِي خَلَقَكَ فَسَوَّاكَ فَعَدَلَكَ
Him Who created thee. Fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;
|8. Feee ayye sooratim maa shaaa'a rakkabak
فِي أَيِّ صُورَةٍ مَا شَاءَ رَكَّبَكَ
In whatever Form He wills, does He put thee together.
|9. Kalla bal tukazziboona bid deen
كَلَّا بَلْ تُكَذِّبُونَ بِالدِّينِ
Nay! But ye do reject Right and Judgment!
|10. Wa inna 'alaikum lahaa fizeen
وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَافِظِينَ
But verily over you (are appointed angels) to protect you,-
|11. Kiraaman kaatibeen
Kind and honourable,- Writing down (your deeds):
|12. Ya'lamoona ma taf'aloon
يَعْلَمُونَ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ
They know (and understand) all that ye do.
|13. Innal abraara lafee na'eem
إِنَّ الْأَبْرَارَ لَفِي نَعِيمٍ
As for the Righteous, they will be in bliss;
|14. Wa innal fujjaara lafee jaheem
وَإِنَّ الْفُجَّارَ لَفِي جَحِيمٍ
And the Wicked - they will be in the Fire,
|15. Yaslawnahaa Yawmad Deen
يَصْلَوْنَهَا يَوْمَ الدِّينِ
Which they will enter on the Day of Judgment,
|16. Wa maa hum 'anhaa bighaaa 'ibeen
وَمَا هُمْ عَنْهَا بِغَائِبِينَ
And they will not be able to keep away therefrom.
|17. Wa maaa adraaka maa Yawmud Deen
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا يَوْمُ الدِّينِ
And what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is?
|18. Summa maaa adraaka maa Yawmud Deen
ثُمَّ مَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا يَوْمُ الدِّينِ
Again, what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is?
|19. Yawma laa tamliku nafsul linafsin shai'anw walamru yawma'izil lillaah
يَوْمَ لَا تَمْلِكُ نَفْسٌ لِنَفْسٍ شَيْئًا ۖ وَالْأَمْرُ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِلَّهِ
(It will be) the Day when no soul shall have power (to do) aught for another: For the command, that Day, will be (wholly) with Allah.
Recitation by Mishary Al-Alfasy
It is derived from the word infatarat in the first verse. Infitar is an
infinitive which means to cleave or split asunder, thereby implying that it is
the Surah in which the splitting asunder of the sky has been mentioned.
Period of Revelation
This Surah and the Surah At-Takwir closely resemble each other in their subject matter. This shows that both were sent down in about the same period.
Theme and Subject Matter
Its theme is the Hereafter. According to a tradition related in Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn al-Mundhir, Tabarani, Hakim and Ibn Marduyah, on the authority of Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar, the Holy Messenger (upon whom be peace) said: "The one who wants that he should see the Resurrection Day as one would see it with one's eyes, should read Surah At-Takwir, Surah Al-Infitar and Surah Al-Inshiqaq."
In this Surah first the Resurrection Day has been described and it is said that when it occurs, every person will see whatever he has done in the world. After this, man has been asked to ponder the question: "O man, what has deluded you into thinking that the God, Who brought you into being and by Whose favor and bounty you possess the finest body, limbs and features among all creatures, is only bountiful and not just? His being bountiful and generous does not mean that you should become fearless of His justice."Then, man has been warned, so as to say: "Do not remain involved in any misunderstanding. Your complete record is being prepared. There are trustworthy writers who are writing down whatever you do." In conclusion, it has been forcefully stated that the Day of Resurrection will surely take place when the righteous shall enjoy every kind of bliss in Paradise and the wicked shall be punished in Hell. On that day no one shall avail anyone anything. All powers of judgment shall be with Allah.