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at-Takwir (The Overthrowing, The Cessation)
as rendered by Ali Quli Qara'i
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Ali Quli Qara'i rendition of Surah The Overthrowing, The Cessation(at-Takwir)
81:1 When the sun is wound up,
81:2 when the stars scatter,
81:3 when the mountains are set moving,
81:4 when the pregnant camels are neglected,
81:5 when the wild beasts are mustered,
81:6 when the seas are set afire,
81:7 when the souls are assorted,
81:8 when the girl buried-alive will be asked
81:9 for what sin she was killed.
81:10 When the records [of deeds] are unfolded,
81:11 when the sky is stripped off,
81:12 when hell is set ablaze,
81:13 when paradise is brought near,
81:14 then a soul shall know what it has readied [for itself].
81:15 So I swear by the stars that return,
81:16 the planets that hide,
81:17 by the night as it approaches,
81:18 by the dawn as it breathes,
81:19 it is indeed the speech of a noble apostle,
81:20 powerful and eminent with the Lord of the Throne,
81:21 one who is heard and trustworthy as well.
81:22 Your companion is not crazy:
81:23 certainly he saw him on the manifest horizon,
81:24 and he is not miserly concerning the Unseen.
81:25 And it is not the speech of an outcast Satan.
81:26 So where are you going?
81:27 It is just a reminder for all the nations,
81:28 for those of you who wish to be steadfast;
81:29 but you do not wish unless it is wished by Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.


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