Malik - Sura: 81. At-Takwir - The Folding Up

  1. When the sun will cease to shine;

  2. when the stars will loose their luster;

  3. when the mountains will be blown away;

  4. when the ten-month pregnant she-camels will be left unattended;

  5. when the wild beasts will be brought together;

  6. when the oceans will be set ablaze;

  7. when the souls will be reunited with the bodies;

  8. when the infant girls buried alive (here reference is made to the Pre-Islamic Arab custom of burying new born girls alive) will be questioned

  9. for what sin she was killed;

  10. when the record will be laid open;

  11. when the heaven will be stripped bare;

  12. when hell will be set to blaze,

  13. and when the paradise will be brought near:

  14. then each soul shall know what it has bought with it.

  15. But no! I swear by the retreating stars;

  16. that run their course and hide;

  17. by the night as it dissipates;

  18. by the morning when it breaths again:

  19. surely this word (The Qur'an) is brought by a noble Messenger (Gabriel),

  20. possessor of mighty power, having very high rank with the Owner of the Throne (Allah),

  21. who is obeyed in heaven, and is trustworthy.

  22. O people of Makkah! Your companion has not gone mad;

  23. he (Muhammad) indeed saw him (Gabriel) in the clear horizon

  24. and he is not stingy to withhold the knowledge of the unseen.

  25. This (Qur'an) is not the word of an accursed Shaitan.

  26. Where then are you going?

  27. This is but a Message to all the people of the world,

  28. to each one who wishes to follow the Right Way.

  29. Yet your wishes are of no avail unless Allah, the Rabb of the worlds, pleases so.


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