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at-Takwir (The Overthrowing, The Cessation)
as rendered by T.B.Irving
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T.B.Irving rendition of Surah The Overthrowing, The Cessation(at-Takwir)
81:1 When the sun has been extinguished,
81:2 when the stars slip out of place,
81:3 when the mountains travel along,
81:4 when ten-month pregnant camels are neglected,
81:5 when wild beasts are herded together,
81:6 when the seas overflow,
81:7 when souls are reunited,
81:8 when the buried girl is asked
81:9 for what offence she has been killed,
81:10 when scriptures are unrolled,
81:11 when the sky is stripped bare,
81:12 when Hades is set blazing,
81:13 when the Garden is brought close,
81:14 each soul shall know what it has prepared!
81:15 So I swear by the planets
81:16 moving, sweeping along,
81:17 and night as it draws on,
81:18 and morn when it breathes again,
81:19 it is a statement by a generous messenger
81:20 possessing strength established by the One Enthroned
81:21 Who is to be Obeyed and more than that is Trustworthy.
81:22 Your companion is not crazy!
81:23 He saw him on the clear horizon;
81:24 nor was he grudging about the Unseen.
81:25 Nor is it a statement [made] by some outcast Satan.
81:26 So where are you (all) heading for?
81:27 It is merely a Reminder to [everyone in] the Universe.
81:28 So anyone of you who wishes may go straight.
81:29 Yet you will only wish whatever God, Lord of the Universe, may wish.


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