Quran Chapter 84


The Rending Asunder

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

[84.1] When the heaven bursts asunder, [84.2] And obeys its Lord and it must. [84.3] And when the earth is stretched, [84.4] And casts forth what is in it and becomes empty, [84.5] And obeys its Lord and it must. [84.6] O man! surely you must strive (to attain) to your Lord, a hard striving until you meet Him. [84.7] Then as to him who is given his book in his right hand, [84.8] He shall be reckoned with by an easy reckoning, [84.9] And he shall go back to his people joyful. [84.10] And as to him who is given his book behind his back, [84.11] He shall call for perdition, [84.12] And enter into burning fire. [84.13] Surely he was (erstwhile) joyful among his followers. [84.14] Surely he thought that he would never return. [84.15] Yea! surely his Lord does ever see him. [84.16] But nay! I swear by the sunset redness, [84.17] And the night and that which it drives on, [84.18] And the moon when it grows full, [84.19] That you shall most certainly enter one state after another. [84.20] But what is the matter with them that they do not believe, [84.21] And when the Quran is recited to them they do not make obeisance? [84.22] Nay! those who disbelieve give the lie to the truth. [84.23] And Allah knows best what they hide, [84.24] So announce to them a painful punishment~ [84.25] Except those who believe and do good; for them is a reward that shall never be cut off.