[79.1] By those who drag
forth to destruction,
[79.2] By the meteors rushing,
[79.3] By the lone stars floating,
[79.4] By the angels hastening,
[79.5] And those who govern the event,
[79.6] On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
[79.7] And the second followeth it,
[79.8] On that day hearts beat painfully
[79.9] While eyes are downcast
[79.10] (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to
our first state
[79.11] Even after we are crumbled bones ?
[79.12] They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.
[79.13] Surely it will need but one shout,
[79.14] And lo! they will be awakened.
[79.15] Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses ?
[79.16] How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,
[79.17] (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
[79.18] And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)
[79.19] Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear
[79.20] And he showed him the tremendous token.
[79.21] But he denied and disobeyed,
[79.22] Then turned he away in haste,
[79.23] Then gathered he and summoned
[79.24] And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."
[79.25] So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the
after (life) and for the former.
[79.26] Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.
[79.27] Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He
[79.28] He raised the height thereof and ordered it;
[79.29] And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth
the morn thereof.
[79.30] And after that He spread the earth,
[79.31] And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture
[79.32] And He made fast the hills,
[79.33] A provision for you and for your cattle.
[79.34] But when the great disaster cometh,
[79.35] The day when man will call to mind his (whole)
[79.36] And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
[79.37] Then, as for him who rebelled
[79.38] And chose the life of the world,
[79.39] Lo! hell will be his home.
[79.40] But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and
restrained his soul from lust,
[79.41] Lo! the Garden will be his home.
[79.42] They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port ?
[79.43] Why (ask they) ? What hast thou to tell thereof ?
[79.44] Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.
[79.45] Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.
[79.46] On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they
had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.