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al-Inshiqaq (The Sundering, Splitting Open)
as rendered by Edward Henry Palmer
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Edward Henry Palmer rendition of Surah The Sundering, Splitting Open(al-Inshiqaq)
84:1 When the heaven is rent asunder
84:2 and gives ear unto its Lord, and is dutiful!
84:3 And when the earth is stretched out
84:4 and casts forth what is in it, and is empty,
84:5 and gives ear unto its Lord, and is dutiful!
84:6 O man! verily, thou are toiling after thy Lord, toiling; wherefore shalt thou meet Him!
84:7 And as for him who is given his book in his right hand,
84:8 he shall be reckoned with by an easy reckoning;
84:9 and he shall go back to his family joyfully.
84:10 But as for him who is given his book behind his back,
84:11 he shall call out for destruction,
84:12 but he shall broil in a blaze!
84:13 Verily, he was amongst his family joyful.
84:14 Verily, he thought that he should never return to God.
84:15 Yea, verily, his Lord on him did look!
84:16 I need not swear by the evening glow,
84:17 Or by the night, and what it drives together,
84:18 Or by the moon when it is at its full,
84:19 Ye shall be surely transferred from state to state!
84:20 What ails them that they do not believe?
84:21 and, when the Koran is read to them, do not adore?
84:22 Nay, those who misbelieve do say it is a lie,
84:23 but God knows best the (malice) that they hide.
84:24 So give them the glad tidings of grievous woe!
84:25 save those who believe and act aright, for them is hire that is not grudged!


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