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an-Nazi`at (Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers, Those Who Pulled Out)
as rendered by Sayyid Qutb (transcription in progress)
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Sayyid Qutb rendition of Surah Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers, Those Who Pulled Out(an-Nazi`at)
79:1 By those that pluck out vehemently,
79:2 and those that move forward rapidly;
79:3 by those that float along at ease,
79:4 and those that outstrip swiftly,
79:5 and those that conduct matters.
79:6 On the day when a violent convulsion will [be overwhelming],
79:7 to be soon followed by a further [convulsion],
79:8 all hearts shall be filled with terror,
79:9 and all eyes shall be downcast.
79:10 They say, 'What! Are we being restored to our former state,
79:11 even though we have become [no more than] hollow bones?'
79:12 They say, 'That will be a return with loss.'
79:13 But with just one blast
79:14 they shall be alive on earth.
79:15 Have you heard the story of Moses?
79:16 His Lord called out to him in the sacred valley of Å¢uwā,
79:17 saying: 'Go to Pharaoh: he has transgressed all bounds,
79:18 and say to him. “Would you like to reform yourself?
79:19 I will guide you to your Lord, so that you may be in awe of Him.'”
79:20 He showed Pharaoh the mightiest miracle,
79:21 but Pharaoh cried lies and rebelled.
79:22 He then turned away hastily.
79:23 He summoned all his men and made a proclamation to them:
79:24 'I am your supreme Lord', he said.
79:25 God smote him with the scourge of both the life to come and this life.
79:26 Surely in this there is a lesson for the God-fearing.
79:27 Which is stronger in constitution: you or the heaven He has built?
79:28 He raised it high and gave it its perfect shape,
79:29 and gave darkness to its night, and brought out its daylight.
79:30 After that He spread out the earth.
79:31 He brought out water from it, and brought forth its pastures;
79:32 and the mountains He set firm,
79:33 for you and your cattle to delight in.
79:34 Then, when the great, overwhelming event comes to pass —
79:35 on that day man will clearly remember what he has done,
79:36 when hell is brought in sight of all who are looking on;
79:37 then, he who transgressed the bounds of what is right,
79:38 and chose this present life
79:39 will have hell for his dwelling place.
79:40 But he who feared that he will stand before his Lord and forbade his soul its base desire
79:41 will dwell in paradise.
79:42 They question you about the Last Hour, when will it come to pass?
79:43 But why should you be concerned with its exact timing?
79:44 The final word concerning it belongs to your Lord.
79:45 Your mission is merely to warn those who fear it.
79:46 On the day when they see that hour, it will seem to them that their life on earth had spanned only one evening, or one morning.


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