Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Cleaving

82. Surah Al Infitar (The Cleaving)

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

[1-5] When the heaven is cleft asunder, and when the stars scatter, and when the seas are torn apart,1 and when the graves are laid open.2 Then every person shall know all his works, the former and the latter.3
[6-12] O man, what has beguiled you concerning your Lord, the gracious, Who created you, fashioned you, proportioned you, and put you together in whatever form He pleased?4 Indeed not!5 But (the fact is that) you (O men) deny (the meting out of ) rewards and punishments,6 although watchers have been appointed over you, honorable scribes, who know whatever you do.7
[13-19] Surely the righteous shall be in bliss, and the wicked shall indeed go to Hell. They shall enter it on the Day of Recompense, and shall never be able to be absent from it. And what do you know what the Day of Recompense is? Yes, what do you know what the Day of Recompense is? It is a Day when no one shall have the power to do anything for another.8 Judgment on that Day shall wholly rest with Allah.

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