.Sura 79 | The Draggers |
    Yusuf Ali Pickthal Shakir  
  1 By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence; By those who drag forth to destruction, I swear by the angels who violently pull out the souls of the wicked,  
  2 By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed); By the meteors rushing, And by those who gently draw out the souls of the blessed,  
  3 And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy), By the lone stars floating, And by those who float in space,  
  4 Then press forward as in a race, By the angels hastening, Then those who are foremost going ahead,  
  5 Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord), And those who govern the event, Then those who regulate the affair.  
  6 One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion, On the day when the first trump resoundeth. The day on which the quaking one shall quake,  
  7 Followed by oft-repeated (commotions): And the second followeth it, What must happen afterwards shall follow it.  
  8 Hearts that Day will be in agitation; On that day hearts beat painfully Hearts on that day shall palpitate,  
  9 Cast down will be (their owners') eyes. While eyes are downcast Their eyes cast down.  
  10 They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state? (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state They say: Shall we indeed be restored to (our) first state?  
  11 "What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?" Even after we are crumbled bones? What! when we are rotten bones?  
  12 They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!" They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding. They said: That then would be a return occasioning loss.  
  13 But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry, Surely it will need but one shout, But it shall be only a single cry,  
  14 When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment). And lo! they will be awakened. When lo! they shall be wakeful.  
  15 Has the story of Moses reached thee? Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses? Has not there come to you the story of Musa?  
  16 Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:- How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa, When his Lord called upon him in the holy valley, twice,  
  17 "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds: (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled - Go to Firon, surely he has become inordinate.  
  18 "And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?- And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)? Then say: Have you (a desire) to purify yourself:  
  19 "'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?'" Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him). And I will guide you to your Lord so that you should fear.  
  20 Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign. And he showed him the tremendous token. So he showed him the mighty sign.  
  21 And he will be in a life of Bliss, Then he will be in blissful state So he shall be in a life of pleasure,  
  22 In a Garden on high, In a high garden In a lofty garden,  
  23 The Fruits whereof (will hang in bunches) low and near. Whereof the clusters are in easy reach. The fruits of which are near at hand:  
  24 "Eat ye and drink ye, with full satisfaction; because of the (good) that ye sent before you, in the days that are gone!" (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. Eat and drink pleasantly for what you did beforehand in the days gone by.  
  25 And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me! But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book And as for him who is given his book in his left hand he shall say: O would that my book had never been given me:  
  26 "And that I had never realised how my account (stood)! And knew not what my reckoning! And I had not known what my account was:  
  27 "Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me! Oh, would that it had been death! O would that it had made an end (of me):  
  28 "Of no profit to me has been my wealth! My wealth hath not availed me, My wealth has availed me nothing:  
  29 "My power has perished from me!"... My power hath gone from me. My authority is gone away from me.  
  30 (The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him, (It will be said): Take him and fetter him Lay hold on him, then put a chain on him,  
  31 "And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire. And then expose him to hell-fire Then cast him into the burning fire,  
  32 "Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. Then thrust him into a chain the length of which is seventy cubits.  
  33 "This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High. Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous, Surely he did not believe in Allah, the Great,  
  34 "And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent! And urged not on the feeding of the wretched. Nor did he urge the feeding of the poor.  
  35 "So no friend hath he here this Day. Therefor hath he no lover here this day, Therefore he has not here today a true friend,  
  36 "Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds, Nor any food save filth Nor any food except refuse,  
  37 "Which none do eat but those in sin." Which none but sinners eat. Which none but the wrongdoers eat.  
  38 So I do call to witness what ye see, But nay! I swear by all that ye see But nay! I swear by that which you see,  
  39 And what ye see not, And all that ye see not And that which you do not see.  
  40 That this is verily the word of an honoured messenger; That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger. Most surely, it is the Word brought by an honored Messenger,  
  41 Their abode will be the Garden. Lo! the Garden will be his home. Then surely the garden-- that is the abode.  
  42 They ask thee about the Hour,-'When will be its appointed time? They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port? They ask you about the hour, when it will come.  
  43 Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof? Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof? About what! You are one to remind of it.  
  44 With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor. Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof. To your Lord is the goal of it.  
  45 Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it. Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it. You are only a warner to him who would fear it.  
  46 The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn! On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof. 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.