Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

English Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

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Surah Al Takwir

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1.

إِذَا ٱلشَّمۡسُ كُوِّرَتۡ 

When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;

2.

وَإِذَا ٱلنُّجُومُ ٱنكَدَرَتۡ 

When the stars fall, losing their lustre;

3.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتۡ

When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);

4.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتۡ 

When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;

5.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتۡ 

When the wild beasts are herded together (in human habitations);

6.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتۡ

When the oceans boil over with a swell;

7.

وَإِذَا ٱلنُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتۡ 

When the souls are sorted out (Being joined, like with like);

8.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡمَوۡءُ ۥدَةُ سُٮِٕلَتۡ

When the female (infant), Buried alive, is questioned --

9.

بِأَىِّ ذَنۢبٍ۬ قُتِلَتۡ

For what crime she was killed;

10.

وَإِذَا ٱلصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتۡ 

When the Scrolls are laid open;

11.

وَإِذَا ٱلسَّمَآءُ كُشِطَتۡ 

When the World on High is unveiled:

12.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتۡ 

When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;

13.

وَإِذَا ٱلۡجَنَّةُ أُزۡلِفَتۡ 

And when the Garden is brought near --

14.

عَلِمَتۡ نَفۡسٌ۬ مَّآ أَحۡضَرَتۡ 

(Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.

15.

فَلَآ أُقۡسِمُ بِٱلۡخُنَّسِ 

So verily I call to witness the planets -- that recede,

16.

ٱلۡجَوَارِ ٱلۡكُنَّسِ 

Go straight, or hide;

17.

وَٱلَّيۡلِ إِذَا عَسۡعَسَ

And the Night as it dissipates --

18.

وَٱلصُّبۡحِ إِذَا تَنَفَّسَ 

And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness --

19.

إِنَّهُ ۥ لَقَوۡلُ رَسُولٍ۬ كَرِيمٍ۬ 

Verily this is the word of a most honorable Messenger,

20.

ذِى قُوَّةٍ عِندَ ذِى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ مَكِينٍ۬ 

Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,

21.

مُّطَاعٍ۬ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍ۬ 

With authority there, (and) faithful of his trust.

22.

وَمَا صَاحِبُكُم بِمَجۡنُونٍ۬ 

And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;

23.

وَلَقَدۡ رَءَاهُ بِٱلۡأُفُقِ ٱلۡمُبِينِ 

And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.

24.

وَمَا هُوَ عَلَى ٱلۡغَيۡبِ بِضَنِينٍ۬ 

Neither doth he withhold Grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.

25.

وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوۡلِ شَيۡطَـٰنٍ۬ رَّجِيمٍ۬ 

Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.

26.

فَأَيۡنَ تَذۡهَبُونَ 

Then whither go ye?

27.

إِنۡ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكۡرٌ۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:

28.

لِمَن شَآءَ مِنكُمۡ أَن يَسۡتَقِيمَ 

(With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight.

29.

وَمَا تَشَآءُونَ إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

But ye shall not will Except as Allah wills,The Cherisher of the Worlds.

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