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

31. And when they returned to their own followers they returned exulting.

32. And when they saw them, they said: Most surely these are in error;

33. And they were not sent to be keepers over them.

34. So today those who believe shall laugh at the unbelievers;

35. On thrones, they will look.

36. Surely the disbelievers are rewarded as they did.

Chapter 84

25 Verses

The Bursting Asunder (Inshiqaq)

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

1. When the heaven bursts asunder,

2. And obeys its Lord and it must.

3. And when the earth is stretched,

4. And casts forth what is in it and becomes empty,

5. And obeys its Lord and it must.

6. O man! surely you must strive (to attain) to your Lord, a hard striving until you meet Him.

7. Then as to him who is given his book in his right hand,

8. He shall be reckoned with by an easy reckoning,

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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 27 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=952