Surah An-Nazi'at: Those Yearning
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
CONSIDER the yearning ones proceeding violently;
and those going forth in a steady going forth,
and the swimmers in a swift swimming.
Then the foremost go foremost!
And consider those regulating the affair!
The day the quaking one will quake,
the consequence will succeed it.
Hearts on that day will be trembling,
their looks will be downcast.
They will say: “Shall we indeed be restored to former state?
“What! when we shall become rotten bones?”
They say: “That then indeed would be a loosing return.”
But it will be a single cry,
and lo! they will become awakened!
Has there come to you the story of Musa?
When his Rabb called out to him in the sacred valley, Tuwa,
“You go to Fir‘awn,— surely he has transgressed—
“then say: 'Do you desire that you should purify yourself?
'I shall then guide you to your Rabb, so that you may fear'.”
And he showed him the great Sign.