Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH LXXVII

Al-Mursalât takes its name from a word in the first verse. Verses 1, 2 and 3 are taken to refer to winds, verses 4 and 5 to angels.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

The Emissaries

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. By the emissary winds, (sent) one after another

2. By the raging hurricanes,

3. By those which cause earth’s vegetation to revive;

4. By those who winnow with a winnowing,

5. By those who bring down the Reminder,

6. To excuse or to warn,

7. Surely that which ye are promised will befall.

8. So when the stars are put out,

9. And when the sky is riven asunder,

10. And when the mountains are blown away,

11. And when the messengers are brought unto their time appointed —

12. For what day is the time appointed?

13. For the Day of Decision.

14. And what will convey unto thee what the Day of Decision is! —

15. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

16. Destroyed We not the former folk,

17. Then caused the latter folk to follow after?

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=632