When the sky bursts asunder,
And gives ear to (the command of) its Lord to obey, and it is fitly disposed (to do so),
And when the earth is stretched out and receives fresh manure (for the spiritual and physical progress of its dwellers),
And casts forth all that it has in it, and becomes (as if) empty,
And gives ear to (the command of) its Lord to obey, and it is fittingly disposed (to do so).
O Mankind! verily you are (by nature) toiling on towards your Lord a laborious toiling, then (through arduous service to Him) you shall surely meet Him.
Then as for the person who is given his record (of deeds) in his right hand,
He shall soon be reckoned an easy reckoning,
And he will return to his people joyfully.
But as for the one who will have his record (of deeds) given to him behind his back (as a sign that he had thrown the divine teachings behind his back),
He shall soon call (so to say) for complete destruction (to end his agonies).
And he will enter into a blazing Fire.
Verily, (before this) he used to be joyful among his companions (and neglected the Hereafter).
He deemed that he would never return (to God).
Yet he did (return to God to account for his deeds), surely his Lord was ever watchful of him.
Behold! I call to witness the twilight of sunset,
And the night and (all) that it envelopes,
And the moon when it become full,
That you shall invariably pass on from one stage to another.
So what is wrong with them that they do not believe?
And they do not bow in submission when the Qur´ân is recited to them? [Prostration]
On the contrary, these disbelievers cry lies (to the Qur´ân ).
And Allâh knows best all that they keep hidden (in their hearts).
So (do not bother about them, rather) give them the news of a woeful punishment.
Different, however, is the case of those who believe and do deeds of righteousness. There awaits them an unending reward.