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Nay, (it is not like what you imagine,) I swear by the Day of Resurrection
And I swear by the self-reproaching soul (at the doing of an evil deed as an evidence to the truth of Final Resurrection)
Does a human-being think that We will not assemble his bones? (We will indeed.
No doubt, We have the power to reproduce him to a complete form even to the very tips of his fingers
(His denial of Resurrection is because) a human being likes to continue in his evil ways in (the life) that is before him (without fearing the consequences of his deeds)
He asks (with contempt and doubt), `When shall the Day of Resurrection come to be?
(It shall be the day) when the sight (of a person) is confused (and he is confounded for being unable to find the right course)
And the moon will eclipse
And the sun and the moon will be brought together
The human being shall say on that day, `Whither to flee?
To nowhere at all, there is no refuge
Upon that day the recourse shall be to your Lord
Upon that day every soul shall be informed about all his commissions and omissions
Rather a human being is himself well-aware of his own self (and so himself is a witness against his own soul)
(No excuse will be accepted from him) even though he puts forth his (all possible) excuses, (to prove his innocence)
(Prophet! when We reveal the Qur'an) do not move your tongue (with a mind) to repeat (this revelation in order to commit it to your memory) hurriedly
The responsibility of its collection and its arrangement lies on Us
When We recite it, then follow its recitation
The responsibility of explaining it lies again on Us
Behold! you people love the present transient (life)
And neglect the Hereafter
On that day some faces will be fresh, beaming and bright
Looking (absorbed in the vision of) their Lord
And also on that day some faces will look gloomy and dismal
Because they will realise that a back breaking calamity is about to befall them
Behold! when it (- the soul of a dying person) reaches the throat (to leave his body in death
And (when those around the dying person say), `Who is the physician to cure and save him?
And he himself realizes that it is the (time of) parting
And one shank rubs against the other (in death agony) and one distress will be combined with another distress (for the departing soul)
On that day people will be driven towards your Lord (to reap the fruit of the deeds done in this life)
For this person (being unmindful of the consequences) neither accepted the truth nor offered Prayer
Rather he cried lies (to the truth and the Prophet) and turned away (refusing to obey His commandments)
Then he went to his kinsfolk strutting along (in false pride)
Woe be to you! then woe upon woe (in this very life)
Again (in the Hereafter) woe be to you, then woe upon woe
Does a person think that he will be left alone without purpose
Was he not a small drop of semen ejected (into a proper place)
(Which drop) then became a clot of blood, then He fashioned (him through various stages) and perfected (him in his make)
Then He made of him a pair, the male and the female
Has not such a One (Who creates from an inanimate source) the power of raising the (physically and spiritually) dead to life
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