Surah 79

THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH (An-Naziat)

A vain proceeding
Absurdity 79:1-14

1 By those who drag forth to destruction,

2 By the meteors rushing,

3 By the lone stars floating,

4 By the angels hastening,

5 And those who govern the event,

6 On the day when the first trump resoundeth.

7 And the second followeth it,

8 On that day hearts beat painfully

9 While eyes are downcast

Those who drag forth to destruction,

by meteors rushing,

stars floating,

and angels hurrying.

10 (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state

11 Even after we are crumbled bones?

12 They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.

13 Surely it will need but one shout,

14 And lo! they will be awakened.

Now they say,

Will we be raised from the dead

after we are crumbled bones?

Seems unlikely.

But they'll be awakened with a single shout.

The tremendous token
Absurdity Injustice Intolerance 79:15-26

15 Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?

16 How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,

17 (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -

18 And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)?

19 Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).

20 And he showed him the tremendous token.

Moses went to the Pharaoh

and showed him the tremendous token.

21 But he denied and disobeyed,

22 Then turned he away in haste,

23 Then gathered he and summoned

24 And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."

But the Pharaoh denied and disobeyed.

25 So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.

26 Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.

So Allah seized him and made him an example

for the afterlife and the former life.

That's a lesson for those who are fearful.

He spread the earth
Absurdity Contradictions Science 79:27-33

27 Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?

28 He raised the height thereof and ordered it;

29 And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.

30 And after that He spread the earth,

31 And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,

32 And He made fast the hills,

33 A provision for you and for your cattle.

Which is harder to create: you or heaven?

First he raised heaven

and then he spread the earth. [1]

Hell will be his home
Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 79:34-46

34 But when the great disaster cometh,

35 The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,

36 And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,

When the great disaster happens,

everyone will see hell.

37 Then, as for him who rebelled

38 And chose the life of the world,

39 Lo! hell will be his home.

40 But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,

41 Lo! the Garden will be his home.

42 They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?

43 Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof?

44 Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.

45 Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.

46 On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.

Those who rebelled will live in hell.