Asad - Sura: 82. Al-Infitar - The Cleaving

  1. WHEN THE SKY is cleft asunder, 1 

  2. and when the stars are scattered,

  3. and when the seas burst beyond their bounds,

  4. and when the graves are overturned

  5. every human being will [at last] comprehend what he has sent ahead and what he has held back [in this world]. 2 

  6. O MAN! What is it that lures thee away from thy bountiful Sustainer, 3 

  7. who has created thee, and formed thee in accordance with what thou art meant to be, 4  and shaped thy nature in just proportions, 5 

  8. having put thee together in whatever form He willed [thee to have]?

  9. Nay, [O men,] but you [are lured away from God whenever you are tempted to] give the lie to [God's] Judgment! 6 

  10. And yet, verily, there are ever-watchful forces over you,

  11. noble, recording,

  12. aware of whatever you do! 7 

  13. Behold, [in the life to come] the truly virtuous will indeed be in bliss,

  14. whereas, behold, the wicked will indeed be in a blazing fire -

  15. [a fire] which they shall enter on Judgment Day,

  16. and which they shall not [be able to] evade.

  17. And what could make thee conceive what that Judgment Day will be?

  18. And once again: What could make thee conceive what that Judgment Day will be? 8 

  19. [It will be] a Day when no human being shall be of the least avail to another human being: for on that Day [it will become manifest that] all sovereignty is God's alone.


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