Al 'Adiyat (The Courser)


1. Wal'aadi yaati dabha


وَالْعَادِيَاتِ ضَبْحًا


By the (Steeds) that run, with panting (breath),


2. Fal moori yaati qadha


فَالْمُورِيَاتِ قَدْحًا


And strike sparks of fire,


3. Fal mugheeraati subha


فَالْمُغِيرَاتِ صُبْحًا


And push home the charge in the morning,


4. Fa atharna bihee naq'a


فَأَثَرْنَ بِهِ نَقْعًا


And raise the dust in clouds the while,


5. Fawa satna bihee jam'a


فَوَسَطْنَ بِهِ جَمْعًا


And penetrate forthwith into the midst (of the foe) en masse;-


6. Innal-insana lirabbihee lakanood


إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لِرَبِّهِ لَكَنُودٌ


Truly man is, to his Lord, ungrateful;


7. Wa innahu 'alaa zaalika la shaheed


وَإِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ لَشَهِيدٌ


And to that (fact) he bears witness (by his deeds);


8. Wa innahu lihubbil khairi la shadeed


وَإِنَّهُ لِحُبِّ الْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ


And violent is he in his love of wealth.


9. Afala ya'lamu iza b'uthira ma filquboor


أَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِي الْقُبُورِ


Does he not know,- when that which is in the graves is scattered abroad


10. Wa hussila maa fis sudoor


وَحُصِّلَ مَا فِي الصُّدُورِ


And that which is (locked up) in (human) breasts is made manifest-


11. Inna rabbahum bihim yauma 'izin lakhabeer


إِنَّ رَبَّهُمْ بِهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَخَبِيرٌ


That their Lord had been Well-acquainted with them, (even to) that Day?