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Did you notice?
75:1  I SWEAR by the Day of Resurrection
75:2  and by the self-reproaching soul
75:3  Does man think We shall never put his bones together again
75:4  Indeed, We can remould his very fingers
75:5  Yet man would ever deny what is to come
75:6  ‘When will this be,‘ he asks, ‘this Day of Resurrection?&lsquo
75:7  But when the sight of mortals is confounde
75:8  and the moon eclipsed
75:9  when sun and moon are joined togethe
75:10  on that day man will ask: ‘Whither shall I flee?&lsquo
75:11  No, there shall be no refuge
75:12  for to your Lord, on that day, all shall be restored
75:13  Indeed, man shall on that day be told of all he did, from first to last
75:14  Indeed, man shall bear witness against himself
75:15  plead as he may with his excuses
75:16  (You¹ need not move your tongue too fast to learn this revelation
75:17  We Ourself shall see to its collection and recital
75:18  When We read it, follow its words attentively
75:19  We shall Ourself explain its meaning.
75:20  No! But you² love this fleeting life
75:21  and ignore the life to come
75:22  On that day there shall be joyous faces
75:23  looking towards their Lord
75:24  On that day there shall be mournful faces
75:25  dreading some great affliction
75:26  No! But when a man‘s soul is about to leave hi
75:27  and those around him say: ‘Will no one save him?&lsquo
75:28  When he knows it is the final partin
75:29  and leg and leg are twined ―
75:30  on that day to your Lord he shall be driven
75:31  For in this life he neither believed nor prayed
75:32  he denied the Truth and, turning his back
75:33  went to his kin elated with pride
75:34  Well have you deserved this doom; well have you deserved it
75:35  Well have you deserved this doom: too well have you deserved it
75:36  Does man think he will be left alone, to no purpose
75:37  Was he not a drop of ejaculated semen
75:38  He became a clot of blood;³ then God formed and moulded him
75:39  and gave him male and female parts
75:40  Has He no power, then, to raise the dead to life