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اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ
THE LAST HOUR draws near, and the moon is split asunder! (1)
وَإِنْ يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُسْتَمِرٌّ
But if they [who reject all thought of the Last Hour] were to see a sign [of its approach], they would turn aside and say, "An ever-recurring delusion!" – (2)
وَكَذَّبُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍ مُسْتَقِرٌّ
for they are bent on giving it the lie being always wont to follow their own desires. Yet everything reveals its truth in the end. (3)
وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ مِنَ الْأَنْبَاءِ مَا فِيهِ مُزْدَجَرٌ
And withal, there has come unto them many a tiding that should have restrained [their arrogance]: (4)
حِكْمَةٌ بَالِغَةٌ فَمَا تُغْنِ النُّذُرُ
far-reaching wisdom [was held out to them]: but [since] all warnings have been of no avail, (5)
فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ يَوْمَ يَدْعُ الدَّاعِ إِلَىٰ شَيْءٍ نُكُرٍ
turn thou away from them. On the Day when the Summoning Voice will summon [man] unto something that the mind cannot. conceive, (6)
خُشَّعًا أَبْصَارُهُمْ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ الْأَجْدَاثِ كَأَنَّهُمْ جَرَادٌ مُنْتَشِرٌ
they will come forth from their graves, with their eyes downcast, [swarming about] like locusts scattered [by the wind], (7)
مُهْطِعِينَ إِلَى الدَّاعِ يَقُولُ الْكَافِرُونَ هَٰذَا يَوْمٌ عَسِرٌ
running in confusion towards the Summoning Voice; [and] those who [now] deny the truth will exclaim, "Calamitous is this Day!" (8)
كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ فَكَذَّبُوا عَبْدَنَا وَقَالُوا مَجْنُونٌ وَازْدُجِرَ
[LONG] BEFORE those [who now deny resurrection] did Noah's people call it a lie; and they gave the lie to Our servant and said, "Mad is he!" – and he was repulsed. (9)
فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ
Thereupon he called out to his Sustainer, "Verily, I am defeated; come Thou, then, to my succour!" (10)
 
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
The Hour (of Judgment)5127 is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.5128 (Translation)