81 The Overthrowing
81:1 When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;
81:2 When the stars fall, losing their lustre;
Some day the stars will fall.
81:3 When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);
81:4 When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;
81:5 When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);
81:6 When the oceans boil over with a swell;
81:7 When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);
81:8 When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -
81:9 For what crime she was killed;
81:10 When the scrolls are laid open;
81:11 When the world on High is unveiled;
81:12 When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;
81:13 And when the Garden is brought near;-
81:14 (Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.
81:15 So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,
81:16 Go straight, or hide;
81:17 And the Night as it dissipates;
81:18 And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-
81:19 Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger,
81:20 Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,
81:21 With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.
81:22 And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed;
81:23 And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.
81:24 Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.
81:25 Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.
81:26 When whither go ye?
81:27 Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:
81:28 (With profit) to whoever among you wills to go straight:
81:29 But ye shall not will except as God wills,- the Cherisher of the Worlds.