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"On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands." — Holy Qur'an 57:12

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah 'Inshiqaaq: The Sundering

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

084.001
Yusufali:    When the sky is rent asunder,
Pickthall:   When the heaven is split asunder
084.002
Yusufali:    And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord, and it must needs (do so);-
Pickthall:   And attentive to her Lord in fear,
084.003
Yusufali:    And when the earth is flattened out,
Pickthall:   And when the earth is spread out
084.004
Yusufali:    And casts forth what is within it and becomes (clean) empty,
Pickthall:   And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty
084.005
Yusufali:    And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord,- and it must needs (do so);- (then will come Home the full reality).
Pickthall:   And attentive to her Lord in fear!
084.006
Yusufali:    O thou man! Verily thou art ever toiling on towards thy Lord- painfully toiling,- but thou shalt meet Him.
Pickthall:   Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence).
084.007
Yusufali:    Then he who is given his Record in his right hand,
Pickthall:   Then whoso is given his account in his right hand
084.008
Yusufali:    Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,
Pickthall:   He truly will receive an easy reckoning
084.009
Yusufali:    And he will turn to his people, rejoicing!
Pickthall:   And will return unto his folk in joy.
084.010
Yusufali:    But he who is given his Record behind his back,-
Pickthall:   But whoso is given his account behind his back,
084.011
Yusufali:    Soon will he cry for perdition,
Pickthall:   He surely will invoke destruction
084.012
Yusufali:    And he will enter a Blazing Fire.
Pickthall:   And be thrown to scorching fire.
084.013
Yusufali:    Truly, did he go about among his people, rejoicing!
Pickthall:   He verily lived joyous with his folk,
084.014
Yusufali:    Truly, did he think that he would not have to return (to Us)!
Pickthall:   He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).
084.015
Yusufali:    Nay, nay! for his Lord was (ever) watchful of him!
Pickthall:   Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him!
084.016
Yusufali:    So I do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset;
Pickthall:   Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,
084.017
Yusufali:    The Night and its Homing;
Pickthall:   And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,
084.018
Yusufali:    And the Moon in her fullness:
Pickthall:   And by the moon when she is at the full,
084.019
Yusufali:    Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.
Pickthall:   That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.
084.020
Yusufali:    What then is the matter with them, that they believe not?-
Pickthall:   What aileth them, then, that they believe not
084.021
Yusufali:    And when the Qur'an is read to them, they fall not prostrate,
Pickthall:   And, when the Qur'an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah)?
084.022
Yusufali:    But on the contrary the Unbelievers reject (it).
Pickthall:   Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny;
084.023
Yusufali:    But God has full knowledge of what they secrete (in their breasts)
Pickthall:   And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding.
084.024
Yusufali:    So announce to them a Penalty Grievous,
Pickthall:   So give them tidings of a painful doom,
084.025
Yusufali:    Except to those who believe and work righteous deeds: For them is a Reward that will never fail.
Pickthall:   Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing.

 

Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.

 

Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.


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