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al-Qiyamah (The Rising of the Dead, Resurrection)
as rendered by N J Dawood (draft)

N J Dawood (draft) rendition of Surah The Rising of the Dead, Resurrection(al-Qiyamah)
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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?'
75:7 But when the sight of mortals is confounded
75:8 and the moon eclipsed;
75:9 when sun and moon are brought together
75:10 on that day man will ask: 'Whither shall I flee?'
75:11 No, there shall be no refuge.
75:12 For to your Lord, on that day, all shall return.
75:13 Man shall on that day be told of all his deeds, from first to last.
75:14 Indeed, man shall Bear witness against himself,
75:15 plead as he may with his excuses.
75:16 (You 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 Yet you love this fleeting life,
75:21 and are heedless of 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 But when a man's soul is about to leave him
75:27 and those around him cry: 'Will no one save him?'
75:28 When he knows it is the final parting
75:29 and the pangs of death assail him,
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 kinsfolk 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; 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?


   


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