Surah Al-Inshiqaq: The Rending Asunder
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
WHEN the sky is rent asunder,
and it listens to its Rabb, and it is incumbent—
and when the earth is stretched out,
and casts forth what is in it, and becomes empty,
and it listens to its Rabb,— and it is incumbent.
O you man! surely you have to labor towards your Rabb laboriously, then you will meet Him.
Then as to him who is given his Book in his right hand,
then he will soon be accounted for with an easy accounting;
then he will return to his family joyfully.
But as to him who is given his Book behind his back,
then he will soon call for destruction,
and enter the burning Fire.
Surely he used to be joyful among his family
He indeed deemed that he would never return.
Yea! surely his Rabb is ever Seer of him.
Then no! I call to witness the evening twilight,—
and the night and what it drives on,
and the moon when she grows full,
you will invariably ascend from stage to stage.
Then what is with them that they do not believe,
and when the Qur-an is recited to them they do not perform SAJDAH?
Rather, those who disbelieve belie.
But Allah knows best what they conceal.
Therefore give them the glad tidings of a painful chastisement.
But as to those who believe and do good,— for them is a reward never to be cut off.