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Muhammad Asad   
THE LAST HOUR draws near, and the moon is split asunder
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The Hour has drawn near and the moon was split ˹in two˺.
Safi Kaskas   
The Hour has come near, and the moon has split.

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Arabic   
‏ٱقْتَرَبَتِ ٱلسَّاعَةُ وَٱنشَقَّ ٱلْقَمَرُ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
iq'tarabati l-sāʿatu wa-inshaqqa l-qamar
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Has come near the Hour and has split the moon.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
THE LAST HOUR draws near, and the moon is split asunder
M. M. Pickthall   
The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The Hour has drawn near and the moon was split ˹in two˺.
Safi Kaskas   
The Hour has come near, and the moon has split.
Wahiduddin Khan   
The Last Hour draws near an
Shakir   
The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
The Hour neared and the moon was split.
T.B.Irving   
The Hour approaches and the Moon is splitting apart!
Abdul Hye   
The Hour (of doom) is drawing near, and the moon has split asunder (the people of Makkah requested Muhammad to show a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon).
The Study Quran   
The Hour has drawn nigh, and the moon has been cleaved
Dr. Kamal Omar   
The Hour has come very close and the moon has developed cracks
M. Farook Malik   
The Hour of Doom is drawing near, the moon has split asunder; which is a clear proof that the same thing can happen to the earth
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has split
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
The Hour (The Arabic noun is feminine) has drawn near, and the moon (The Arabic noun is masculine) is cloven
Muhammad Sarwar   
The Hour of Doom is drawing near and the moon is rent asunder
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
The Hour (of doom) has drawn near, and the moon has split asunder
Shabbir Ahmed   
The Hour of Revolution is fast approaching. And the moon bearing banner is torn asunder
Dr. Munir Munshey   
The hour (of Judgment) draws closer. The moon split apart
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
The Hour (of Judgment) has drawn nearer, and the moon has been torn apart (cleft asunder.
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
The Hour draws near, and the moon is breached
Abdel Haleem   
The Hour draws near; the moon is split in two
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
The Hour hath drawn nigh, and the moon hath been rent in sunder.. And if they behold a sign, they turn away and say: magic continuous
Ahmed Ali   
THE HOUR HAS come and split is the moon
Aisha Bewley   
The Hour has drawn near and the moon has split.
Ali Ünal   
The Last Hour has drawn near, and the moon has split
Ali Quli Qara'i   
The Hour has drawn near and the moon is split
Hamid S. Aziz   
The hour drew nigh (or is nigh) and the moon was rent in twain (or is rent)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
The hour gets close and the moon splits
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
The Hour is near, and the Moon is cleft asunder
Musharraf Hussain   
The Final Hour is drawing near and the moon has split into two.
Maududi   
The Hour of Resurrection drew near and the moon split asunder
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
The Hour draws near, and the moon is breached.
Mohammad Shafi   
The Hour (the time when the present world will end and the Hereafter begin) has drawn near and the moon is visited

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
The Hour came near and the moon was split.
Rashad Khalifa   
The Hour has come closer, and the moon has split.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
The Hour is drawing near, and the moon is split (in two)
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Wonder you then at this announcement
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
The Hour/Resurrection neared/approached, and the moon split/cracked/cut open
Bijan Moeinian   
The hour (of judgment) approaches as moon is being split
Faridul Haque   
The Last Day came near, and the moon split apart
Sher Ali   
The Hour has drawn nigh, and the moon is rent asunder
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
The Last Hour has drawn near and the moon has split into two
Amatul Rahman Omar   
The Hour (of doom of the enemies of the Prophet) has drawn nigh and (to indicate it) the moon is rent asunder
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
The Hour has drawn nigh: the moon is split
George Sale   
The hour of judgment approacheth; and the moon hath been split in sunder
Edward Henry Palmer   
The Hour draws nigh, and the moon is split asunder
John Medows Rodwell   
The hour hath approached and the MOON hath been cleft
N J Dawood (2014)   
THE HOUR is drawing near, and the moon is cleft in two

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
The hour advances, the moon splitting asunder.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
The Hour approaches and the Moon is splitting apart!
Ahmed Hulusi   
The Hour has neared and the Moon (Qamar) has split asunder!
Mir Aneesuddin   
The hour drew near and the moon was split .
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
The final hour, (that is the Day of Judgment), is drawing near and the moon will be cleft asunder, lose orbit and be disrupted

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Has come near the Hour and has split the moon
OLD Transliteration   
Iqtarabati alssaAAatu wainshaqqa alqamaru