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By those who snatch [men´s souls] away at their last gasp
and others who act more nimbly
as well as those floating by,
and still others racing past,
to regulate some matter!
Someday a rumbling will be felt;
another will follow on its heels!
Hearts will be pounding on that day;
their sight will be downcast.
They will say: "Will we be restored to our original state
once we are crumbled bones?"
They say: ´That would then be a losing proposition!
There would only be a single rebuke
and then they would never be able to sleep again!
Has Moses´ story ever come to you,
when his Lord called to him by the sacred valley of Tuwa?
"Go off to Pharaoh; he has acted arrogantly.
SAY: ´Would you care to be purified
and for me to guide you to your Lord so you may [learn to] dread [Him]?"´
He showed him the greatest sign.
Yet he denied and defied it;
then he turned away to try his best.
He summoned, and called out,
and said: "I am your supreme Lord!"
God seized him as an example in (both) the Hereafter and from the First [life].
In that there lies a lesson for anyone who dreads [retribution].
Were you harder to create, or the sky He has raised?
He has lifted its canopy up and smoothed it off.
He darkens its night and brings forth its morning glow;
and the earth has He spread out besides,
and produced its water and its pasturage from it.
The mountains has He anchored
as an enjoyment for you and for your livestock.
When the greatest calamity comes along,
on the day when everyman will remember whatever he has tried to accomplish,
and Hades will loom forth for anyone to see,
anyone who has acted arrogantly
and preferred worldly life
will have Hades for a dwelling place.
Anyone who has been afraid to stand before his Lord and restrained himself from passion,
will have the Garden for a dwelling place.
They will ask you about the Hour: "When will it come to pass?
Why are you reminding us about it?"
It lies up to your Lord to set it.
You are merely a warner for anyone who dreads it;
just as some day they shall see they have hung around for only an evening, or its morning glow.
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