Surah al-Inshiqaq, Chapter 84

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 25

إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انْشَقَّتْ {1}

1. When Heaven shall burst.

وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ {2}

2. And shall comply with commands oftheir Providence as they ought to.

وَإِذَا الْأَرْضُ مُدَّتْ {3}

3. And Earth shall stretch.

وَأَلْقَتْ مَا فِيهَا وَتَخَلَّتْ {4}

4. And throw up its contents and be empty.

وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ {5}

5. In compliance with the commands of its Providence, as it ought to.

يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلَاقِيهِ {6}

6. Oh you man, you who are certainly striving so hard to meet your Providence shall certainly meet Him.

فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ {7}

7. So he who is given his book of records in his right hand,

فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا {8}

8. shall be overlooked of his shortcomings.

وَيَنْقَلِبُ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا {9}

9. And shall return to his (nymphs) family cheerfully.

وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ وَرَاءَ ظَهْرِهِ {10}

10. But he who is given his book of rewards behind his back,

فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُو ثُبُورًا {11}

11. shall shortly cry for death.

وَيَصْلَىٰ سَعِيرًا {12}

12. And will be hurled into hell.

إِنَّهُ كَانَ فِي أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا {13}

13. As certainly he was returning hom happy in the world without consideration of his deeds.

إِنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَنْ لَنْ يَحُورَ {14}

14. He was evidently not certain of reverting (to God).

بَلَىٰ إِنَّ رَبَّهُ كَانَ بِهِ بَصِيرًا {15}

15. Rather his Providence had been watching him.

فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالشَّفَقِ {16}

16. I swear by the twilight.

وَاللَّيْلِ وَمَا وَسَقَ {17}

17. And by the night which envelops.

وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا اتَّسَقَ {18}

18. And by the moon when he is full.

لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَنْ طَبَقٍ {19}

19. You will certainly follow home in the footsteps of your predecessors.

فَمَا لَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ {20}

20. What is up with them? They do not embrace faith?

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْقُرْآنُ لَا يَسْجُدُونَ ۩ {21}

21. And when the (Glorious) Qur’an is being read they do not kneel down.

بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُكَذِّبُونَ {22}

22. Rather, the infidels are falsifying.

وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يُوعُونَ {23}

23. And God knows what they keep secret (in their hearts).

فَبَشِّرْهُمْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ {24}

24. So give them tidings of intense punishment.

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ {25}

25. Except the faithful who acted righteously for whom is boundless reward.

Religious Moral

To get yoiur book of rewards of self-sacrifice in faith, e.g. give him who refuses you, reconcile with him who discords with you, and forgive him who tyrannizes you.