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Sura 79

Surah 79. Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers

79:1. By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence;
79:2. By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
79:3. And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
79:4. Then press forward as in a race,
79:5. Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
79:6. One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion,
79:7. Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
79:8. Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
79:9. Cast down will be (their owners') eyes.
79:10. They say (now): "What! Shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state?-
79:11. "What! - When we shall have become rotten bones?"
79:12. They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!"
79:13. But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry,
79:14. When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment).
79:15. Has the story of Moses reached thee?
79:16. Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:-
79:17. "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds:
79:18. "And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?-
79:19. "'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?'"
79:20. Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.
79:21. But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (Guidance);
79:22. Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against "I AM").
79:23. Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation,
79:24. Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
79:25. But "I AM" did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life.
79:26. Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth "I AM".
79:27. What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)? "I AM" hath constructed it:
79:28. On high hath He raised its canopy, and He hath given it order and perfection.
79:29. Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth He bring out (with light).
79:30. And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse):
79:31. He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;
79:32. And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-
79:33. For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
79:34. Therefore, when there comes the great, overwhelming (Event),-
79:35. The Day when man shall remember (all) that he strove for,
79:36. And Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for (all) to see,-
79:37. Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,
79:38. And had preferred the life of this world,
79:39. The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
79:40. And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower Desires,
79:41. Their Abode will be the Garden.
79:42. They ask thee about the Hour,-"When will be its appointed time?"
79:43. Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?
79:44. With thy Lord is the Limit fixed therefore.
79:45. Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.
79:46. The Day they see it, (it will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!

JAH

 

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