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Muhammad Asad   
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When the Inevitable Event occurs,

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Arabic   
‏إِذَا وَقَعَتِ ٱلْوَاقِعَةُ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
idhā waqaʿati l-wāqiʿat
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
When occurs the Event,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
WHEN THAT which must come to pass [at last] comes to pass
M. M. Pickthall   
When the event befalleth
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
When the Event inevitable cometh to pass
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
When the Inevitable Event takes place,
Safi Kaskas   
When the Inevitable Event occurs,
Wahiduddin Khan   
When the inevitable event takes place
Shakir   
When the great event comes to pass
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
When The Inevitable came to pass,
T.B.Irving   
When the Inevitable arrives
Abdul Hye   
When the event (the Day of Resurrection) will befall,
The Study Quran   
When the Event befalls
Dr. Kamal Omar   
When the Inevitable Event (i.e., the Day of Resurrection) has befallen
M. Farook Malik   
When the inevitable event will come to pas
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
When the inevitable occurs
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
When the Event (Literally: the Befalling) befalls
Muhammad Sarwar   
When the inevitable event comes
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
When the Imminent Event (of Doom) will occur
Shabbir Ahmed   
When the Inevitable Episode unfolds
Dr. Munir Munshey   
When that (inevitable) event, (the Day of Judgment) occurs
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
When the Event that must occur will become a reality
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
When the Occurrence occurs
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
When the inevitable comes to pass
Abdel Haleem   
When that which is coming arrives
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
When there happeneth Event
Ahmed Ali   
WHEN WHAT IS to happen comes to pass -
Aisha Bewley   
When the Great Event occurs,
Ali Ünal   
When the Event to happen happens
Ali Quli Qara'i   
When the Imminent [Hour] befall
Hamid S. Aziz   
When the Inevitable Event comes to pass
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
When the event happens
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
When the inevitable event comes to pass
Musharraf Hussain   
When the Inevitable Event happens,
Maududi   
When the Event will come to pas
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
When the inevitable comes to pass.
Mohammad Shafi   
When the Inevitable [the Hour i.e. the time when the present world will end and the Hereafter begin] happen

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
When the Event inevitable shall come to pass.
Rashad Khalifa   
When the inevitable comes to pass.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
When the Event (the resurrection) come
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
When the Event comes to pass -
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
When/if the battle/Resurrection/event fell/happened
Bijan Moeinian   
When the inevitable day of doom takes place
Faridul Haque   
When the forthcoming event does occur
Sher Ali   
When the Inevitable event comes to pass
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
When what is to occur (the Hour of Resurrection) will occur
Amatul Rahman Omar   
(Beware of the time) when the inevitable (and the promised) Event shall come to pass
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
When the Event (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) befalls

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
When the Terror descend
George Sale   
When the inevitable day of judgment shall suddenly come
Edward Henry Palmer   
When the inevitable happens
John Medows Rodwell   
WHEN the day that must come shall have come suddenly
N J Dawood (2014)   
WHEN THAT which is coming comes ―

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
When the inevitable event comes to pass,…
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
When the Inevitable (the Day of Resurrection) arrives
Ahmed Hulusi   
When that truth (of the second life after death) occurs.
Mir Aneesuddin   
When the event befalls,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
When the horrendous Eventful Event comes to pass

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
When the Event inevitable cometh to pass
OLD Literal Word for Word   
When occurs the Event
OLD Transliteration   
Itha waqaAAati alwaqiAAatu