Surah Al-Qiyamah: The Awakening
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
NAY! I call to witness the day of the Awakening!
And nay! I call to witness the Self-accusing Soul.
Does man reckon that We shall not gather his bones?
Yes! We are Capable of restoring his finger-bones.
But man desires to act wickedly in front of him.
He asks: “When is the day of the Awakening?”
So that when the sight is confused;
and the moon is eclipsed;
and the sun and the moon are brought together;
on that day man will say: “Where is the place of refuge?”
Nowhere! There is no refuge!
Towards your Rabb that day is the resting place.
Man will on that day be informed as to what he sent forward, and he left behind.
In fact man is enlightened against his own soul,
even though he puts forth his excuses.
Do not move your tongue with it, so as to make haste with it.
Surely upon Us rests the collection of it, and the recitation of it.
Therefore when We have recited it, then you follow its recital.
Then again, upon Us indeed rests the explaining of it.
Never, yet you love the transitory,