84. Surah Al-Inshiqaq

1. Izas samaaa'un shaqqat

إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انْشَقَّتْ

When the sky is rent asunder,
2. Wa azinat li Rabbihaa wa huqqat

وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ

And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord, and it must needs (do so);-
3. Wa izal ardu muddat

وَإِذَا الْأَرْضُ مُدَّتْ

And when the earth is flattened out,
4. Wa alqat maa feehaa wa takhallat

وَأَلْقَتْ مَا فِيهَا وَتَخَلَّتْ

And casts forth what is within it and becomes (clean) empty,
5. Wa azinat li Rabbihaa wa huqqat

وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ

And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord,- and it must needs (do so);- (then will come Home the full reality).
6. Yaaa ayyuhal insaanu innaka kaadihun ilaa Rabbika kad han famulaaqeeh

يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلَاقِيهِ

O thou man! Verily thou art ever toiling on towards thy Lord- painfully toiling,- but thou shalt meet Him.
7. Fa ammaa man ootiya kitaabahoo biyameenih

فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ

Then he who is given his Record in his right hand,
8. Fasawfa yuhaasabu hi saabai yaseeraa

فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا

Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,
9. Wa yanqalibu ilaaa ahlihee masrooraa

وَيَنْقَلِبُ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا

And he will turn to his people, rejoicing!
10. Wa ammaa man ootiya kitaabahoo waraaa'a zahrih

وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ وَرَاءَ ظَهْرِهِ

But he who is given his Record behind his back,-
11. Fasawfa yad'oo subooraa

فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُو ثُبُورًا

Soon will he cry for perdition,
12. Wa yaslaa sa'eeraa

وَيَصْلَىٰ سَعِيرًا

And he will enter a Blazing Fire.
13. Innahoo kaana feee ahlihee masrooraa

إِنَّهُ كَانَ فِي أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا

Truly, did he go about among his people, rejoicing!
14. Innahoo zanna al lai yahoor

إِنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَنْ لَنْ يَحُورَ

Truly, did he think that he would not have to return (to Us)!
15. Balaaa inna Rabbahoo kaana bihee baseeraa

بَلَىٰ إِنَّ رَبَّهُ كَانَ بِهِ بَصِيرًا

Nay, nay! for his Lord was (ever) watchful of him!
16. Falaaa uqsimu bishshafaq

فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالشَّفَقِ

So I do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset;
17. Wallaili wa maa wasaq

وَاللَّيْلِ وَمَا وَسَقَ

The Night and its Homing;
18. Walqamari izat tasaq

وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا اتَّسَقَ

And the Moon in her fullness:
19. Latarkabunna tabaqan 'an tabaq

لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَنْ طَبَقٍ

Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.
20. Famaa lahum laa yu'minoon

فَمَا لَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

What then is the matter with them, that they believe not?-
21. Wa izaa quri'a 'alaihimul Quraanu laa yasjudoon (make sajda)

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْقُرْآنُ لَا يَسْجُدُونَ ۩

And when the Qur´an is read to them, they fall not prostrate,
22. Balil lazeena kafaroo yukazziboon

بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُكَذِّبُونَ

But on the contrary the Unbelievers reject (it).
23. Wallaahu a'lamu bimaa yoo'oon

وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يُوعُونَ

But Allah has full knowledge of what they secrete (in their breasts)
24. Fabashshirhum bi'azaabin aleem

فَبَشِّرْهُمْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

So announce to them a Penalty Grievous,
25. Illal lazeena aamanoo wa 'amilus saalihaati lahum ajrun ghairu mamnoon

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ

Except to those who believe and work righteous deeds: For them is a Reward that will never fail.
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