Surah 81. The Overthrowing, Extinguished! Wrapping Things Up
81:1. When the "Sun" (with its spacious light) is folded up;
81:2. When the "stars" fall, losing their lustre;
81:3. When the "mountains" vanish (like a mirage);
81:4. When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;
81:5. When the wild beasts are herded together (in human habitations);
81:6. When the oceans boil over with a swell;
81:7. When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);
81:8. When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -
81:9. For what crime she was killed;
81:10. When the Scrolls are laid open;
81:11. When the World on High is unveiled;
81:12. When The Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;
81:13. And when The Garden is brought near;-
81:14. (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.
81:15. So verily I call to witness the Planets - that recede,
81:16. Go straight, or hide;
81:17. And the Night as it dissipates;
81:18. And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-
81:19. Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,
81:20. Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,
81:21. With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.
81:22. And (O people!) your Companion is not one possessed;
81:23. And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.
81:24. Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.
81:25. Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.
81:26. Then where go ye?
81:27. Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:
81:28. (With profit) to whoever among you wills to "go straight":
81:29. But [if it be that ye do want to "go straight"] ye shall not will except as "I AM" wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.