Quran Chapter 79


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.