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al-Qiyamah (The Rising of the Dead, Resurrection)
as rendered by Maulana Muhammad Ali
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Maulana Muhammad Ali rendition of Surah The Rising of the Dead, Resurrection(al-Qiyamah)
75:1 Nay, I swear by the day of resurrection!
75:2 Nay, I swear by the self-accusing spirit!
75:3 Does man think that We shall not gather his bones?
75:4 Yea, We are Powerful to make complete his whole make.
75:5 Nay, man desires to go on doing evil in front of him.
75:6 He asks: When is the day of Resurrection?
75:7 So when the sight is confused,
75:8 And the moon becomes dark,
75:9 And the sun and the moon are brought together --
75:10 Man will say on that day: Whither to flee?
75:11 No! There is no refuge!
75:12 With thy Lord on that day is the place of rest.
75:13 Man will that day be informed of what he sent before and what he put off.
75:14 Nay, man is evidence against himself,
75:15 Though he put up excuses.
75:16 Move not thy tongue therewith to make haste with it.
75:17 Surely on Us rests the collecting of it and the reciting of it.
75:18 So when We recite it, follow its recitation.
75:19 Again on Us rests the explaining of it.
75:20 Nay, but you love the present life,
75:21 And neglect the hereafter.
75:22 (Some) faces that day will be bright,
75:23 Looking to their Lord.
75:24 And (other) faces that day will be gloomy,
75:25 Knowing that a great disaster will be made to befall them.
75:26 Nay, when it comes up to the throat,
75:27 And it is said: Who will ascend (with it)?
75:28 And he is sure that it is the parting,
75:29 And affliction is combined with affliction --
75:30 To thy Lord on that day is the driving.
75:31 So he accepted not the truth nor prayed,
75:32 But denied and turned back,
75:33 Then he went to his people in haughtiness.
75:34 Nearer to thee and nearer,
75:35 Again, nearer to thee and nearer (is woe).
75:36 Does man think that he will be left aimless?
75:37 Was he not a small life-germ in sperm emitted?
75:38 Then he was a clot; so He created (him), then made (him) perfect.
75:39 Then He made of him two kinds, the male and the female.
75:40 Is not He powerful to give life to the dead?


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