81. Surah At-Takwir

1. Izash shamsu kuwwirat

إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ

When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;
2. Wa izan nujoomun kadarat

وَإِذَا النُّجُومُ انْكَدَرَتْ

When the stars fall, losing their lustre;
3. Wa izal jibaalu suyyirat

وَإِذَا الْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ

When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);
4. Wa izal 'ishaaru 'uttilat

وَإِذَا الْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ

When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;
5. Wa izal wuhooshu hushirat

وَإِذَا الْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ

When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);
6. Wa izal bihaaru sujjirat

وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ

When the oceans boil over with a swell;
7. Wa izan nufoosu zuwwijat

وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ

When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);
8. Wa izal maw'oodatu su'ilat

وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ

When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -
9. Bi ayyi zambin qutilat

بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ

For what crime she was killed;
10. Wa izas suhufu nushirat

وَإِذَا الصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ

When the scrolls are laid open;
11. Wa izas samaaa'u kushitat

وَإِذَا السَّمَاءُ كُشِطَتْ

When the world on High is unveiled;
12. Wa izal jaheemu su'-'irat

وَإِذَا الْجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتْ

When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;
13. Wa izal jannatu uzlifat

وَإِذَا الْجَنَّةُ أُزْلِفَتْ

And when the Garden is brought near;-
14. 'Alimat nafsum maaa ahdarat

عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَا أَحْضَرَتْ

(Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.
15. Falaaa uqsimu bil khunnas

فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالْخُنَّسِ

So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,
16. Al jawaaril kunnas

الْجَوَارِ الْكُنَّسِ

Go straight, or hide;
17. Wallaili izaa 'as'as

وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا عَسْعَسَ

And the Night as it dissipates;
18. Wassubhi izaa tanaffas

وَالصُّبْحِ إِذَا تَنَفَّسَ

And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-
19. Innahoo laqawlu rasoolin kareem

إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ

Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,
20. Zee quwwatin 'inda zil 'arshi makeen

ذِي قُوَّةٍ عِنْدَ ذِي الْعَرْشِ مَكِينٍ

Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,
21. Mutaa'in samma ameen

مُطَاعٍ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍ

With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.
22. Wa maa saahibukum bimajnoon

وَمَا صَاحِبُكُمْ بِمَجْنُونٍ

And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;
23. Wa laqad ra aahu bilufuqil mubeen

وَلَقَدْ رَآهُ بِالْأُفُقِ الْمُبِينِ

And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.
24. Wa maa huwa 'alal ghaibi bidaneen

وَمَا هُوَ عَلَى الْغَيْبِ بِضَنِينٍ

Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.
25. Wa maa huwa biqawli shaitaanir rajeem

وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَيْطَانٍ رَجِيمٍ

Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.
26. Fa ayna tazhaboon

فَأَيْنَ تَذْهَبُونَ

When whither go ye?
27. In huwa illaa zikrul lil'aalameen

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِلْعَالَمِينَ

Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:
28. Liman shaaa'a minkum ai yastaqeem

لِمَنْ شَاءَ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يَسْتَقِيمَ

(With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight:
29. Wa maa tashaaa'oona illaaa ai yashaaa 'al laahu Rabbul 'Aalameen

وَمَا تَشَاءُونَ إِلَّا أَنْ يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ

But ye shall not will except as Allah wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.
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Recitation by Mishary Al-Alfasy

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