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

SÛRAH C

Al-A‘âdiyât takes its name from a word in the first verse.

A very early Meccan Sûrah.

The Coursers

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

1. By the snorting coursers,

2. Striking sparks of fire

3. And scouring to the raid at dawn,

4. Then, therewith, with their trail of dust,

5. Cleaving, as one, the centre (of the foe),1

6. Lo! man is an ingrate unto his Lord

7. And lo! he is a witness unto that;

8. And lo! in the love of wealth he is violent.

9. Knoweth he not that, when the contents of the graves are poured forth

10. And the secrets of the breasts are made known,

11. On that day will their Lord be perfectly informed concerning them.

1 The meaning of the first five verses is by no means clear. The above is a probable rendering.

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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=670