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لَا أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
NAY! I call to witness the Day of Resurrection! (1)
وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ
But nay! I call to witness the accusing voice of man's own conscience! (2)
أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَلَّنْ نَجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ
Does man think that We cannot [resurrect him and] bring his bones together again? (3)
بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ
Yea indeed, We are able to make whole his very finger-tips! (4)
بَلْ يُرِيدُ الْإِنْسَانُ لِيَفْجُرَ أَمَامَهُ
None the less, man chooses to deny what lies ahead of him, (5)
يَسْأَلُ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ
asking [derisively], "When is that Resurrection Day to be?" (6)
فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ
But [on that Day,] when the eyesight is by fear confounded, (7)
وَخَسَفَ الْقَمَرُ
and the moon is darkened, (8)
وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ
and the sun and the moon are brought together – (9)
يَقُولُ الْإِنْسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ
on that Day will man exclaim, "Whither to flee?" (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
I do call to witness5809 the Resurrection Day; (Translation)