The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
When the sun is folded up, (1) And when the stars are obscured, (2) And when the mountains are made to move, (3) And when the she-camels, ten-month pregnant are abandoned, (4) And when the wild beasts are gathered together, (5) And when the rivers are drained away, (6) And when various people are brought together, (7) And when the female-infant buried alive is questioned about - (8) `For what crime was she killed ?' (9) And when books are spread abroad, (10) And when the heaven is laid bare, (11) And when Hell-Fire is set ablaze, (12) And when Paradise is brought nigh, (13) Then every soul will know what it has produced. (14) Nay ! I call to witness those that recede while advancing, (15) Rush ahead and then hide. (16) And I call to witness the night as it draws to a close, (17) And the dawn as it begins to breathe, (18) That this is, surely, the word revealed to a noble Messenger, (19) Possessor of strength, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne, (20) Entitled to obedience and faithful to his trust. (21) And your companion is not mad. (22) And he, assuredly, saw him on the clear horizon. (23) And he is not niggardly with respect to the unseen. (24) Nor is this the word of Satan, the rejected. (25) Wither, then, are you going ? (26) It is nothing but a Reminder unto all the worlds, (27) Unto such among you as desire to go straight. (28) And you desire not a thing except that ALLAH, the Lord of the worlds, desire it. (29)