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al-Inshiqaq (The Sundering, Splitting Open)
as rendered by Arthur John Arberry
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Arthur John Arberry rendition of Surah The Sundering, Splitting Open(al-Inshiqaq)
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84:1 When heaven is rent asunder
84:2 and gives ear to its Lord, and is fitly disposed;
84:3 when earth is stretched out
84:4 and casts forth what is in it, and voids itself,
84:5 and gives ear to its Lord, and is fitly disposed!
84:6 O Man! Thou art labouring unto thy Lord laboriously, and thou shalt encounter Him.
84:7 Then as for him who is given his book in his right hand,
84:8 he shall surely receive an easy reckoning
84:9 and he will return to his family joyfully.
84:10 But as for him who is given his book behind his back,
84:11 he shall call for destruction
84:12 and he shall roast at a Blaze.
84:13 He once lived among his family joyfully;
84:14 he surely thought he would never revert.
84:15 Yes indeed; his Lord had sight of him.
84:16 No! I swear by the twilight
84:17 and the night and what it envelops
84:18 and the moon when it is at the full,
84:19 you shall surely ride stage after stage.
84:20 Then what ails them, that they believe not,
84:21 and when the Koran is recited to them they do not bow?
84:22 Nay, but the unbelievers are crying lies,
84:23 and God knows very well what they are secreting.
84:24 So give them good tidings of a painful chastisement,
84:25 except those that believe, and do righteous deeds -- theirs shall be a wage unfailing.


   


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