In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . By those who drag forth to destruction ,
2 . By the meteors rushing ,
3 . By the lone stars floating ,
4 . By the angels hastening ,
5 . And those who govern the event ,
6 . On the day when the first trump resoundeth
7 . And the second followeth it ,
8 . On that day hearts beat painfully
9 . While eyes are downcast
10 . ( Now ) they are saying : Shall we really be restored to our first state
11 . Even after we are crumbled bones?
12 . They say : Then that would be a vain proceeding .
13 . Surely it will need but one shout ,
14 . And lo! they will be awakened .
15 . Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?
16 . How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa ,
17 . ( Saying : ) Go thou unto Pharaoh Lo! be hath rebelled
18 . And say ( unto him ) : Hast thou ( will ) to grow ( in grace ) ?
19 . Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear ( Him ) .
20 . And he showed him the tremendous token .
21 . But be denied and disobeyed ,
22 . Then turned he away in haste ,
23 . Then gathered he and summoned
24 . And proclaimed : "I ( Pharaoh ) am your Lord the Highest . "
25 . So Allah seized him ( and made him ) an example for the after ( life ) and for the former .
26 . Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth .
27 . Are ye the harder to create , or is the heaven that He built?
28 . He raised the height thereof and ordered it ;
29 . And He made dark the night thereof , and He brought forth the morn thereof .
30 . And after that He spread the earth ,
31 . And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof ,
32 . And He made fast the hills ,
33 . A provision for you and for your cattle .
34 . But when the great disaster cometh ,
35 . The day when man will call to mind his ( whole ) endeavor ,
36 . And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth ,
37 . Then , as for him who rebelled
38 . And chose the life of the world ,
39 . Lo! hell will be his home .
40 . But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust ,
41 . Lo! the Garden will be his home .
42 . They ask thee of the Hour : when will it come to port?
43 . Why ( ask they ) ? What hast thou to tell thereof?
44 . Unto thy Lord belongeth ( knowledge of ) the term thereof .
45 . Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it .
46 . On the day when they behold it , it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof .