بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
1 . When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;
2 . When the stars fall, losing their lustre;
3 . When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);
4 . When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;
5 . When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);
6 . When the oceans boil over with a swell;
7 . When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);
8 . When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -
9 . For what crime she was killed;
10 . When the scrolls are laid open;
11 . When the world on High is unveiled;
12 . When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;
13 . And when the Garden is brought near;-
14 . (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.
15 . So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,
16 . Go straight, or hide;
17 . And the Night as it dissipates;
18 . And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-
19 . Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,
20 . Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,
21 . With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.
22 . And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;
23 . And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.
24 . Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.
25 . Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.
26 . When whither go ye?
27 . Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:
28 . (With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight:
29 . But ye shall not will except as Allah wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.