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

SÛRAH LXXXIV

Al-Inshiqâq, “The Sundering,” takes its name from a word in verse 1.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

The Sundering

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

1. When the heaven is split asunder

2. And attentive to her Lord in fear,

3. And when the earth is spread out

4. And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty

5. And attentive to her Lord in fear!

6. Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence).

7. Then whoso is given his account in his right hand

8. He truly will receive an easy reckoning

9. And will return unto his folk in joy.

10. But whoso is given his account behind his back,

11. He surely will invoke destruction

12. And be thrown to scorching fire.

13. He verily lived joyous with his folk,

14. He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).

15. Nay, but loJ his Lord is ever looking on him!

16. Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,

17. And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,

18. And by the moon when she is at the full,

19. That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.

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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=648