Surah 84

THE SUNDERING (Al-Inshiqaq)

When heaven and earth are afraid of their Lord
Absurdity 84:1-9

1 When the heaven is split asunder

2 And attentive to her Lord in fear,

When heaven is split

and afraid of her Lord.

3 And when the earth is spread out

4 And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty

5 And attentive to her Lord in fear!

When the earth is spread out and empty,

and afraid of her Lord.

6 Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence).

7 Then whoso is given his account in his right hand

8 He truly will receive an easy reckoning

9 And will return unto his folk in joy.

Those in his [Allah's] right hand

will will be happy.

He will invoke destruction
Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 84:10-19

10 But whoso is given his account behind his back,

11 He surely will invoke destruction

12 And be thrown to scorching fire.

13 He verily lived joyous with his folk,

14 He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).

15 Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him!

16 Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,

17 And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,

18 And by the moon when she is at the full,

19 That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.

But the others will be thrown into a scorching fire.

Give them tidings of a painful doom
Absurdity Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 84:20-25

20 What aileth them, then, that they believe not

21 And, when the Qur'an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah)?

What's wrong with them?

Why don't they believe in the Quran and worship Allah?

22 Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny;

23 And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding.

24 So give them tidings of a painful doom,

25 Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing.

Give those who disbelieve tidings of a painful doom.