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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934], at

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Sūra LXXV.

Qiyāmat, or the Resurrection.

In the name of God, Most Gracious,
Most Merciful.

1. I do call to witness
The Resurrection Day;

2. And I do call to witness
The self-reproaching spirit:
(Eschew Evil).

3. Does man think that We
Cannot assemble his bones?

4. Nay, We are able to put
Together in perfect order
The very tips of his fingers.

5. But man wishes to do
Wrong (even) in the time
In front of him.

6. He questions: "When
Is the Day of Resurrection?"

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7. At length, when
The Sight is dazed,

8. And the moon is
Buried in darkness.

9. And the sun and moon
Are joined together,—

10. That Day will Man say:
"Where is the refuge?"

11. By no means!
No place of safety!

12. Before thy Lord (alone),
That Day will be
The place of rest.

13. That Day will Man
Be told (all) that he
Put forward, and all
That he put back.

14. Nay, man will be
Evidence against himself,

15. Even though he were
To put up his excuses.

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16. Move not thy tongue
Concerning the (Qur-ān)
To make haste therewith,

17. It is for Us to collect it
And to promulgate it:

18. But when We have
Promulgated it, follow thou
Its recital (as promulgated):

19. Nay more, it is
For us to explain it
(And make it clear):

20. Nay, (ye men!)
But ye love
The fleeting life,

21. And leave alone
The Hereafter.

22. Some faces, that Day,
Will beam (in brightness
And beauty);—

23. Looking towards their Lord;

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24. And some faces, that Day,
Will be sad and dismal,

25. In the thought that some
Back-breaking calamity was about
To be indicted on them;

26. Yea, when (the soul)
Reaches to the collar-bone
(In its exit),

27. And there will be a cry,
"Who is a magician
(To restore him)?"

28. And he will conclude
That it was (the Time)
Of Parting;

29. And one leg will be
Joined with another:

30. That Day the Drive
Will be (all) to thy Lord!


31. So he gave nothing
In charity, nor
Did he pray!—

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32. But on the contrary,
He rejected Truth
And turned away!

33. Then did he stalk
To his family
In full conceit!

34. Woe to thee,
(O man!, yea, woe!

35. Again, woe to thee,
(O man!), yea, woe!

36. Does Man think
That he will be left
Uncontrolled, (without purpose)?

37. Was he not a drop
Of sperm emitted
(In lowly form)?

38. Then did he become
A leech-like clot;
Then did (God) make
And fashion (him)
In due proportion.

39. And of him He made
Two sexes, male
And female.

40. Has not He, (the same),
The power to give life
To the dead?

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Next: Sūra LXXVI. Dahr, or Time, or Insān, or Man.