84. Al-Inshiqaq (The Split)

Meccan, 25 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. When the sky is split

  2. and it listens to its Lord and it is required (to listen),

  3. and when the earth is stretched

  4. and throws out what is inside of it and becomes empty

  5. and it listens to its Lord and it is required (to listen).

  6. Human being, indeed you are a hard worker toward your Lord, working hard, and you will meet Him.

  7. As for anyone who is given his book to his right hand

  8. then he is called to account, an easy account

  9. and he returns happily to his family/people.

  10. But anyone who is given his book from behind his back,

  11. then he will call for destruction (his own death)

  12. while he enters (and burns in) the burning fire.

  13. Indeed he was happy among his family/people,

  14. he thought that he would never return.

  15. Yes, his Lord was indeed watching him.

  16. So I swear by the sunset glow

  17. and the night and what it gathers/covers

  18. and the moon when it is full

  19. that you shall move on from state after state.

  20. So what is with them that they do not believe,

  21. and when the Quran is read to them, they do not show humbleness?

  22. No, but those who disbelieve deny,

  23. and God knows better what they hold (inside them).

  24. So give them the news of a painful punishment,

  25. except those who believe and do good, they have an unending reward.