M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

38. (Many) faces on that day shall be bright,

39. Laughing, joyous.

40. And (many) faces on that day, on them shall be dust,

41. Darkness shall cover them.

42. These are they who are unbelievers, the wicked.

Chapter 81

29 Verses

The Covering Up (Takwir)

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

1. When the sun is covered,

2. And when the stars darken,

3. And when the mountains are made to pass away,

4. And when the camels are left,

5. And when the wild animals are made to go forth,

6. And when the seas are set on fire,

7. And when souls are united,

8. And when the one buried alive is asked

9. For what sin she was killed,

10. And when the books are spread,

11. And when the heaven has its covering removed,

12. And when the hell is kindled up,

13. And when the garden is bi ought nigh,

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=947