THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH, SOUL-SNATCHERS, CHAPTER NO. 079
With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
079.001 By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence;
079.002 By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
079.003 And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
079.004 Then press forward as in a race,
079.005 Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
079.006 One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion,
079.007 Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
079.008 Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
079.009 Cast down will be (their owners) eyes.
079.010 They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state?
079.011 "What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
079.012 They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!"
079.013 But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry,
079.014 When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment).
079.015 Has the story of Moses reached thee?
079.016 Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:-
079.017 "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds:
079.018 "And say to him, Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?-
079.019 "And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?"
079.020 Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.
079.021 But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (guidance);
079.022 Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against Allah).
079.023 Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation,
079.024 Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
079.025 But Allah did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life.
079.026 Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth (Allah).
079.027 What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)? (Allah) hath constructed it:
079.028 On high hath He raised its canopy, and He hath given it order and perfection.
079.029 Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth He bring out
079.030 And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);
079.031 He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;
079.032 And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-
079.033 For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
079.034 Therefore, when there comes the great, overwhelming (Event),-
079.035 The Day when man shall remember (all) that he strove for,
079.036 And Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for (all) to see,-
079.037 Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,
079.038 And had preferred the life of this world,
079.039 The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
079.040 And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lords (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires,
079.041 Their abode will be the Garden.
079.042 They ask thee about the Hour,-When will be its appointed time?
079.043 Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?
079.044 With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor.
079.045 Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.
079.046 The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!