those [angels] who extract with violence
[by] those who remove with ease
[by] those who glide [as if] swimming
those who race each other in a race
those who arrange [each] matter,
the Day the blast [of the Horn] will convulse [creation],
will follow it the subsequent [one].
that Day, will tremble,
are [presently] saying, "Will we indeed be returned to [our] former state
if we should be decayed bones?
say, "That, then, would be a losing return."
it will be but one shout,
suddenly they will be [alert] upon the earth's surface.
there reached you the story of Moses? –
his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwā,
to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed.
say to him, 'Would you [be willing to] purify yourself
let me guide you to your Lord so you would fear [Him]?'"
he showed him the greatest sign,
Pharaoh denied and disobeyed.
he turned his back, striving.
he gathered [his people] and called out
said, "I am your most exalted lord."
Allāh seized him in exemplary punishment for
the last and the first [transgression].
in that is a warning for whoever would fear [Allāh].
you a more difficult creation or is the heaven? Allāh
raised its ceiling and proportioned it.
He darkened its night and extracted its brightness.
after that He spread the earth.
extracted from it its water and its pasture,
the mountains He set firmly
provision for you and your grazing livestock.
when there comes the greatest Overwhelming Calamity –
Day when man will remember that for which he strove,
Hellfire will be exposed for [all] those who see –
as for he who transgressed
preferred the life of the world,
indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge.
as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from
indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge.
ask you, [O Muúammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival?
what [position] are you that you should mention it?
your Lord is its finality.
are only a warner for those who fear it.
will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world]
except for an afternoon or a morning thereof.