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an-Nazi`at (Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers, Those Who Pulled Out)
as rendered by T.B.Irving
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T.B.Irving rendition of Surah Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers, Those Who Pulled Out(an-Nazi`at)
79:1 By those who snatch [men´s souls] away at their last gasp
79:2 and others who act more nimbly
79:3 as well as those floating by,
79:4 and still others racing past,
79:5 to regulate some matter!
79:6 Someday a rumbling will be felt;
79:7 another will follow on its heels!
79:8 Hearts will be pounding on that day;
79:9 their sight will be downcast.
79:10 They will say: "Will we be restored to our original state
79:11 once we are crumbled bones?"
79:12 They say: ´That would then be a losing proposition!
79:13 There would only be a single rebuke
79:14 and then they would never be able to sleep again!
79:15 Has Moses´ story ever come to you,
79:16 when his Lord called to him by the sacred valley of Tuwa?
79:17 "Go off to Pharaoh; he has acted arrogantly.
79:18 SAY: ´Would you care to be purified
79:19 and for me to guide you to your Lord so you may [learn to] dread [Him]?"´
79:20 He showed him the greatest sign.
79:21 Yet he denied and defied it;
79:22 then he turned away to try his best.
79:23 He summoned, and called out,
79:24 and said: "I am your supreme Lord!"
79:25 God seized him as an example in (both) the Hereafter and from the First [life].
79:26 In that there lies a lesson for anyone who dreads [retribution].
79:27 Were you harder to create, or the sky He has raised?
79:28 He has lifted its canopy up and smoothed it off.
79:29 He darkens its night and brings forth its morning glow;
79:30 and the earth has He spread out besides,
79:31 and produced its water and its pasturage from it.
79:32 The mountains has He anchored
79:33 as an enjoyment for you and for your livestock.
79:34 When the greatest calamity comes along,
79:35 on the day when everyman will remember whatever he has tried to accomplish,
79:36 and Hades will loom forth for anyone to see,
79:37 anyone who has acted arrogantly
79:38 and preferred worldly life
79:39 will have Hades for a dwelling place.
79:40 Anyone who has been afraid to stand before his Lord and restrained himself from passion,
79:41 will have the Garden for a dwelling place.
79:42 They will ask you about the Hour: "When will it come to pass?
79:43 Why are you reminding us about it?"
79:44 It lies up to your Lord to set it.
79:45 You are merely a warner for anyone who dreads it;
79:46 just as some day they shall see they have hung around for only an evening, or its morning glow.


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