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إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ
WHEN THE SUN is shrouded in darkness, (1)
وَإِذَا النُّجُومُ انْكَدَرَتْ
and when the stars lose their light, (2)
وَإِذَا الْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ
and when the mountains are made to vanish, (3)
وَإِذَا الْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ
and when she-camels big with young, about to give birth, are left untended, (4)
وَإِذَا الْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ
and when all beasts are gathered together, (5)
وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ
and when the seas boil over, (6)
وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ
and when all human beings are coupled [with their deeds], (7)
وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ
and when the girl-child that was buried alive is made to ask (8)
بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ
for what crime she had been slain, (9)
وَإِذَا الصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ
and when the scrolls [of men's deeds] are unfolded, (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
When the sun5969 (with its spacious light) is folded up;5970 (Translation)