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at-Takwir (The Overthrowing, The Cessation)
as rendered by Hamid S. Aziz
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Hamid S. Aziz rendition of Surah The Overthrowing, The Cessation(at-Takwir)
81:1 When the sun is overthrown (or folded up),
81:2 And when the stars darken,
81:3 And when the mountains pass away,
81:4 And when the she-camels (with young) are left untended,
81:5 And when the wild beasts are herded together
81:6 And when the seas swell and boil,
81:7 And when souls are sorted and reunited,
81:8 And when the female infant buried alive is asked
81:9 For what sin she was killed,
81:10 And when the Record Books are spread open,
81:11 And when the heavens are unveiled,
81:12 And when Hell is kindled up,
81:13 And when the Garden is brought nigh,
81:14 Every soul shall then know what it has prepared.
81:15 But nay! I swear by (or call to witness) the Planets,
81:16 That run their course and hide themselves,
81:17 And the Night when it departs,
81:18 And the Dawn when it breaths away the darkness,
81:19 Most surely it is the Word of an honourable Messenger,
81:20 The possessor of power and high rank with the Lord of the Throne,
81:21 One to be obeyed, and faithful to his trust.
81:22 And your companion is not one possessed (or mad).
81:23 And of a truth he saw himself on the clear horizon.
81:24 Nor is he a tenacious concealer of the unseen.
81:25 Nor is it the word of the cursed Satan,
81:26 Whither then will you go?
81:27 It is naught but a reminder unto all creation (or all the worlds),
81:28 For him among you who wills to go straight.
81:29 And you will not, unless Allah wills, the Lord (or Cherisher) of Creation (or all the Worlds).


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