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published: 5/12/12

The Quran - Chapter 79




Quran Chapters Index

The Draggers

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[79.1] I swear by the angels who violently pull out the souls of the wicked,
[79.2] And by those who gently draw out the souls of the blessed,
[79.3] And by those who float in space,
[79.4] Then those who are foremost going ahead,
[79.5] Then those who regulate the affair.
[79.6] The day on which the quaking one shall quake,
[79.7] What must happen afterwards shall follow it.
[79.8] Hearts on that day shall palpitate,
[79.9] Their eyes cast down.
[79.10] They say: Shall we indeed be restored to (our) first state?
[79.11] What! when we are rotten bones?
[79.12] They said: That then would be a return occasioning loss.
[79.13] But it shall be only a single cry,
[79.14] When lo! they shall be wakeful.




[79.15] Has not there come to you the story of Musa?
[79.16] When his Lord called upon him in the holy valley, twice,
[79.17] Go to Firon, surely he has become inordinate.
[79.18] Then say: Have you (a desire) to purify yourself:
[79.19] And I will guide you to your Lord so that you should fear.
[79.20] So he showed him the mighty sign.
[79.21] But he rejected (the truth) and disobeyed.
[79.22] Then he went back hastily.
[79.23] Then he gathered (men) and called out.
[79.24] Then he said: I am your lord, the most high.
[79.25] So Allah seized him with the punishment of the hereafter and the former life.
[79.26] Most surely there is in this a lesson to him who fears.
[79.27] Are you the harder to create or the heaven? He made it.
[79.28] He raised high its height, then put it into a right good state.
[79.29] And He made dark its night and brought out its light.
[79.30] And the earth, He expanded it after that.
[79.31] He brought forth from it its water and its pasturage.
[79.32] And the mountains, He made them firm,
[79.33] A provision for you and for your cattle.
[79.34] But when the great predominating calamity comes;
[79.35] The day on which man shall recollect what he strove after,
[79.36] And the hell shall be made manifest to him who sees
[79.37] Then as for him who is inordinate,
[79.38] And prefers the life of this world,
[79.39] Then surely the hell, that is the abode.
[79.40] And as for him who fears to stand in the presence of his Lord and forbids the soul from low desires,
[79.41] Then surely the garden-- that is the abode.
[79.42] They ask you about the hour, when it will come.
[79.43] About what! You are one to remind of it.
[79.44] To your Lord is the goal of it.
[79.45] You are only a warner to him who would fear it.
[79.46] On the day that they see it, it will be as though they had not tarried but the latter part of a day or the early part of it.




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