81

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

81:1. When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;

81:2. When the stars fall, losing their lustre;

81:3. When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);

81:4. When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;

81:5. When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);

81:6. When the oceans boil over with a swell;

81:7. When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);

81:8. When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned-

81:9. For what crime she was killed;

81:10. When the scrolls are laid open;

81:11. When the world on High is unveiled;

81:12. When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;

81:13. And when the Garden is brought near;-

81:14. (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.

81:15. So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,

81:16. Go straight, or hide;

81:17. And the Night as it dissipates;

81:18. And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-

81:19. Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,

81:20. Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,

81:21. With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.

81:22. And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;

81:23. And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.

81:24. Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.

81:25. Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.

81:26. When whither go ye?

81:27. Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:

81:28. (With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight:

81:29. But ye shall not will except as God wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.

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