Surah 75. Al-Qiyamat, Ayah 1

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لَا أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ


Asad : NAY! I call to witness the Day of Resurrection!1
Malik : I swear by the Day of Resurrection,
Pickthall : Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;
Yusuf Ali : I do call to witness the Resurrection Day; 5809
Transliteration : La oqsimu biyawmi alqiyamati
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Asad   
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Asad 1 By "calling it to witness", i.e., by speaking of the Day of Resurrection as if it had already occurred, the above phrase is meant to convey the certainty of its coming.

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Yusuf Ali 5809 Cf. lxx. 40, and n. 5700. Here the point to be enforced is understood. The appeal is made to two considerations: (1) That every act has to be accounted for, and evil must have its recompense at the Resurrection; and (2) that man's own spirit has a conscience which would reproach him for sin, if he did not suppress that inner voice.
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