075.001 Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;
075.002 Nay, I swear by the accusing soul (that this Scripture is true).
075.003 Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones ?
075.004 Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!
075.005 But man would fain deny what is before him.
075.006 He asketh: When will be this Day of Resurrection ?
075.007 But when sight is confounded
075.008 And the moon is eclipsed
075.009 And sun and moon are united,
075.010 On that day man will cry: Whither to flee!
075.011 Alas! No refuge!
075.012 Unto thy Lord is the recourse that day.
075.013 On that day man is told the tale of that which he hath sent before and left
075.014 Oh, but man is a telling witness against himself,
075.015 Although he tender his excuses.
075.016 Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it.
075.017 Lo! upon Us (resteth) the putting together thereof and the reading thereof.
075.018 And when We read it, follow thou the reading;
075.019 Then lo! upon Us (resteth) the explanation thereof.
075.020 Nay, but ye do love the fleeting Now
075.021 And neglect the Hereafter.
075.022 That day will faces be resplendent,
075.023 Looking toward their Lord;
075.024 And that day will other faces be despondent,
075.025 Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.
075.026 Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat
075.027 And men say: Where is the wizard (who can save him now) ?
075.028 And he knoweth that it is the parting;
075.029 And agony is heaped on agony;
075.030 Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving.
075.031 For he neither trusted, nor prayed.
075.032 But he denied and flouted.
075.033 Then went he to his folk with glee.
075.034 Nearer unto thee and nearer,
075.035 Again nearer unto thee and nearer (is the doom).
075.036 Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless ?
075.037 Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth ?
075.038 Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned
075.039 And made of him a pair, the male and female.
075.040 Is not He (Who doeth so) Able to bring the dead to life ?