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Sura 79 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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1By those that pluck out vehemently
2and those that draw out violently,
3by those that swim serenely
4and those that outstrip suddenly
5by those that direct an affair!
6Upon the day when the first blast shivers
7and the second blast follows it,
8hearts upon that day shall be athrob
9and their eyes shall be humbled.
10They shall say, 'What, are we being restored as we were before?
11What, when we are bones old and wasted?'
12They shall say, 'That then were a losing return!'
13But it shall be only a single scare,
14and behold, they are awakened.
15Hast thou received the story of Moses?
16When his Lord called to him in the holy valley, Towa:
17'Go to Pharaoh; he has waxed insolent.
18And say, "Hast thou the will to purify thyself;
19and that I should guide thee to thy Lord, then thou shalt fear?"'
20So he showed him the great sign,
21but he cried lies, and rebelled,
22then he turned away hastily,
23then he mustered
24and proclaimed, and he said, 'I am your Lord, the Most High!'
25So God seized him with the chastisement of the Last World and the First.
26Surely in that is a lesson for him who fears!
27What, are you stronger in constitution or the heaven He built?
28He lifted up its vault, and levelled it,
29and darkened its night, and brought forth its forenoon;
30and the earth-after that He spread it out,
31therefrom brought forth its waters and its pastures,
32and the mountains He set firm,
33an enjoyment for you and your flocks.
34Then, when the Great Catastrophe comes
35upon the day when man shall remember what he has striven,
36and Hell is advanced for whoever sees,
37then as for him who was insolent
38and preferred the present life,
39surely Hell shall be the refuge.
40But as for him who feared the Station of his Lord and forbade the soul its caprice,
41surely Paradise shall be the refuge.
42They will question thee concerning the Hour, when it shall berth.
43What art thou about, to mention it?
44Unto thy Lord is the final end of it.
45Thou art only the warner of him who fears it.
46It shall be as if; on the day they see it, they have but tarried for an evening, or its forenoon.

Current edition: 2013 Feb 17
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