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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)
84:1 When heaven is rent asunde
84:2 and gives ear to its Lord, and is fitly disposed
84:3 when earth is stretched ou
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 reckonin
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 destructio
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 twiligh
84:17 and the night and what it envelop
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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