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

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Infiṭār, or The Cleaving Asunder.

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

1. When the Sky
Is cleft asunder;

2. When the Stars
Are scattered;

3. When the Oceans
Are suffered to burst forth;

4. And when the Graves
Are turned upside down;—

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5. (Then) shall each soul know
What it hath sent forward
And (what it hath) kept back.

6. O man! what has
Seduced thee from
Thy Lord Most Beneficent?—

7. Him Who created thee.
Fashioned thee in due proportion
And gave thee a just bias;

8. In whatever Form He wills,
Does He put thee together.

9. Nay! but ye do
Reject Right and Judgment!

10. But verily over you
(Are appointed angels)
To protect you,—

11. Kind and honourable,—
Writing down (your deeds):

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12. They know (and understand)
All that ye do.

13. As for the Righteous,
They will be in Bliss;

14. And the Wicked—
They will be in the Fire,

15. Which they will enter
On the Day of Judgment,

16. And they will not be
Able to keep away therefrom.

17. And what will explain
To thee what the Day
Of Judgment is?

18. Again, what will explain
To thee what the Day
Of Judgment is?

19. (It will be) the Day
When no soul shall have
Power (to do) aught
For another
For the Command, that Day,
Will be (wholly) with God.

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Next: Sūra LXXXIII. Taṭfīf, or Dealing in Fraud.