When the sun is overthrown (or folded up),
And when the stars darken,
And when the mountains pass away,
And when the she-camels (with young) are left untended,
And when the wild beasts are herded together
And when the seas swell and boil,
And when souls are sorted and reunited,
And when the female infant buried alive is asked
For what sin she was killed,
And when the Record Books are spread open,
And when the heavens are unveiled,
And when Hell is kindled up,
And when the Garden is brought nigh,
Every soul shall then know what it has prepared.
But nay! I swear by (or call to witness) the Planets,
That run their course and hide themselves,
And the Night when it departs,
And the Dawn when it breaths away the darkness,
Most surely it is the Word of an honourable Messenger,
The possessor of power and high rank with the Lord of the Throne,
One to be obeyed, and faithful to his trust.
And your companion is not one possessed (or mad).
And of a truth he saw himself on the clear horizon.
Nor is he a tenacious concealer of the unseen.
Nor is it the word of the cursed Satan,
Whither then will you go?
It is naught but a reminder unto all creation (or all the worlds),
For him among you who wills to go straight.
And you will not, unless Allah wills, the Lord (or Cherisher) of Creation (or all the Worlds).