In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Nay , I swear by the Day of Resurrection ;
2 . Nay , I swear by the accusing soul ( that this Scripture is true ) .
3 . Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones?
4 . Yea , verily . Yea , We are able to restore his very fingers!
5 . But man would fain deny what is before him .
6 . He asketh : When will be this Day of Resurrection?
7 . But when sight is confounded
8 . And the moon is eclipsed
9 . And sun and moon are united ,
10 . On that day man will cry : Whither to flee!
11 . Alas! No refuge!
12 . Unto thy Lord is the recourse that day .
13 . On that day man is told the tale of that which he hath sent before and left behind .
14 . Oh , but man is a telling witness against himself ,
15 . Although he tender his excuses .
16 . Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it .
17 . Lo! upon Us ( resteth ) the putting together thereof and the reading thereof .
18 . And when We read it , follow thou the reading ;
19 . Then lo! upon Us ( resteth ) the explanation thereof .
20 . Nay , but ye do love the fleeting Now
21 . And neglect the Hereafter .
22 . That day will faces be resplendent ,
23 . Looking toward their Lord ;
24 . And that day will other faces be despondent ,
25 . Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them .
26 . Nay , but when the life cometh up to the throat
27 . And men say : Where is the wizard ( who can save him now ) ?
28 . And he knoweth that it is the parting ;
29 . And agony is heaped on agony ;
30 . Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving .
31 . For he neither trusted , nor prayed
32 . But he denied and flouted .
33 . Then went he to his folk with glee .
34 . Nearer unto thee and nearer ,
35 . Again nearer unto thee and nearer ( is the doom ) .
36 . Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless?
37 . Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?
38 . Then he became a clot ; then ( Allah ) shaped and fashioned
39 . And made of him a pair , the male and female .
40 . Is not He ( who doeth so ) able to bring the dead to life?