Al Qiyamah (The Resurrection)

1. Laaa uqsimu bi yawmil qiyaamah


لَا أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ


I do call to witness the Resurrection Day;


2. Wa laaa uqsimu bin nafsil lawwaamah


وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ


And I do call to witness the self-reproaching spirit: (Eschew Evil).


3. Ayahsabul insaanu al lan najm'a 'izaamah


أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَلَّنْ نَجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ


Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?


4. Balaa qaadireena 'alaaa an nusawwiya banaanah


بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ


Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers.


5. Bal yureedul insaanu liyafjura amaamah


بَلْ يُرِيدُ الْإِنْسَانُ لِيَفْجُرَ أَمَامَهُ


But man wishes to do wrong (even) in the time in front of him.


6. Yas'alu ayyyaana yawmul qiyaamah


يَسْأَلُ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ


He questions: "When is the Day of Resurrection?"


7. Fa izaa bariqal basar


فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ


At length, when the sight is dazed,


8. Wa khasafal qamar


وَخَسَفَ الْقَمَرُ


And the moon is buried in darkness.


9. Wa jumi'ash shamsu wal qamar


وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ


And the sun and moon are joined together,-


10. Yaqoolul insaanu yaw ma 'izin aynal mafarr


يَقُولُ الْإِنْسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ


That Day will Man say: "Where is the refuge?"


11. Kallaa laa wazar


كَلَّا لَا وَزَرَ


By no means! No place of safety!


12. Ilaa rabbika yawma 'izinil mustaqarr


إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمُسْتَقَرُّ


Before thy Lord (alone), that Day will be the place of rest.


13. Yunabba 'ul insaanu yawma 'izim bimaa qaddama wa akhkhar


يُنَبَّأُ الْإِنْسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِمَا قَدَّمَ وَأَخَّرَ


That Day will Man be told (all) that he put forward, and all that he put back.


14. Balil insaanu 'alaa nafsihee baseerah


بَلِ الْإِنْسَانُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ بَصِيرَةٌ


Nay, man will be evidence against himself,


15. Wa law alqaa ma'aazeerah


وَلَوْ أَلْقَىٰ مَعَاذِيرَهُ


Even though he were to put up his excuses.


16. Laa tuharrik bihee lisaa naka lita'jala bih


لَا تُحَرِّكْ بِهِ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعْجَلَ بِهِ


Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur´an) to make haste therewith.


17. Inna 'alainaa jam'ahoo wa qur aanah


إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ


It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it:


18. Fa izaa qaraanaahu fattabi' qur aanah


فَإِذَا قَرَأْنَاهُ فَاتَّبِعْ قُرْآنَهُ


But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated):


19. Summa inna 'alainaa bayaanah


ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا بَيَانَهُ


Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear):


20. Kallaa bal tuhibboonal 'aajilah


كَلَّا بَلْ تُحِبُّونَ الْعَاجِلَةَ


Nay, (ye men!) but ye love the fleeting life,


21. Wa tazaroonal Aakhirah


وَتَذَرُونَ الْآخِرَةَ


And leave alone the Hereafter.


22. Wujoohuny yawma 'izin naadirah


وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَاضِرَةٌ


Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty);-


23. Ilaa rabbihaa naazirah


إِلَىٰ رَبِّهَا نَاظِرَةٌ


Looking towards their Lord;


24. Wa wujoohuny yawma 'izim baasirah


وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَاسِرَةٌ


And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal,


25. Tazunnu any yuf'ala bihaa faaqirah


تَظُنُّ أَنْ يُفْعَلَ بِهَا فَاقِرَةٌ


In the thought that some back-breaking calamity was about to be inflicted on them;


26. Kallaaa izaa balaghatit taraaqee


كَلَّا إِذَا بَلَغَتِ التَّرَاقِيَ


Yea, when (the soul) reaches to the collar-bone (in its exit),


27. Wa qeela man raaq


وَقِيلَ مَنْ ۜ رَاقٍ


And there will be a cry, "Who is a magician (to restore him)?"


28. Wa zanna annahul firaaq


وَظَنَّ أَنَّهُ الْفِرَاقُ


And he will conclude that it was (the Time) of Parting;


29. Waltaffatis saaqu bissaaq


وَالْتَفَّتِ السَّاقُ بِالسَّاقِ


And one leg will be joined with another:


30. Ilaa rabbika yawma'izinil masaaq


إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمَسَاقُ


That Day the Drive will be (all) to thy Lord!


31. Falaa saddaqa wa laa sallaa


فَلَا صَدَّقَ وَلَا صَلَّىٰ


So he gave nothing in charity, nor did he pray!-


32. Wa laakin kazzaba wa tawalla


وَلَٰكِنْ كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ


But on the contrary, he rejected Truth and turned away!


33. Summa zahaba ilaaa ahlihee yatamatta


ثُمَّ ذَهَبَ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ يَتَمَطَّىٰ


Then did he stalk to his family in full conceit!


34. Awlaa laka fa awlaa


أَوْلَىٰ لَكَ فَأَوْلَىٰ


Woe to thee, (O men!), yea, woe!


35. Summa awlaa laka fa awla


ثُمَّ أَوْلَىٰ لَكَ فَأَوْلَىٰ


Again, Woe to thee, (O men!), yea, woe!


36. Ayahsabul insaanu ai yutraka sudaa


أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَنْ يُتْرَكَ سُدًى


Does man think that he will be left uncontrolled, (without purpose)?


37. Alam yaku nutfatam mim maniyyiny yumnaa


أَلَمْ يَكُ نُطْفَةً مِنْ مَنِيٍّ يُمْنَىٰ


Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)?


38. Summa kaana 'alaqatan fakhalaqa fasawwaa


ثُمَّ كَانَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ


Then did he become a leech-like clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.


39. Faja'ala minhuz zawjayniz zakara wal unsaa


فَجَعَلَ مِنْهُ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ


And of him He made two sexes, male and female.


40. Alaisa zaalika biqaadirin 'alaaa any yuhyiyal mawtaa


أَلَيْسَ ذَٰلِكَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَىٰ أَنْ يُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَىٰ


Has not He, (the same), the power to give life to the dead?