Al-Quran Surah 79. An-Nazi'at - Mustafa Khattab Translation

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In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Duties of angels and the day of resurrection
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By those ˹angels˺ stripping out ˹evil souls˺ harshly,

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and those pulling out ˹good souls˺ gently,

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and those gliding ˹through heavens˺ swiftly,

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and those taking the lead vigorously,

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and those conducting affairs ˹obediently˺!

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˹Consider˺ the Day ˹when˺ the quaking Blast will come to pass,1

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followed by a second Blast.

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˹The deniers’˺ hearts on that Day will be trembling ˹in horror˺,

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with their eyes downcast.

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˹But now˺ they ask ˹mockingly˺, “Will we really be restored to our former state,

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even after we have been reduced to decayed bones?”

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Adding, “Then such a return would be a ˹total˺ loss ˹for us˺!”

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But indeed, it will take only one ˹mighty˺ Blast,

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and at once they will be above ground.

Story of Musa when he called Fir'on to his Rabb, he denied and was seized for punishment
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Has the story of Moses reached you ˹O Prophet˺?

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His Lord called him in the sacred valley of Ṭuwa,

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˹commanding,˺ “Go to Pharaoh, for he has truly transgressed ˹all bounds˺.

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And say, ‘Would you ˹be willing to˺ purify yourself,

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and let me guide you to your Lord so that you will be in awe ˹of Him˺?’”

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Then Moses showed him the great sign,1

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but he denied and disobeyed ˹Allah˺,

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then turned his back, striving ˹against the truth˺.

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Then he summoned ˹his people˺ and called out,

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saying, “I am your lord, the most high!”

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So Allah overtook him, making him an example in this life and the next.

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Surely in this is a lesson for whoever stands in awe of ˹Allah˺.

Creation of man is not harder than the creation of heavens, earth and its contents
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Which is harder to create: you or the sky?1 He built it,

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raising it high and forming it flawlessly.

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He dimmed its night, and brought forth its daylight.

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As for the earth, He spread it out as well,1

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bringing forth its water and pastures

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and setting the mountains firmly ˹upon it˺—

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all as ˹a means of˺ sustenance for you and your animals.

Punishment and reward on the day of judgement
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But, when the Supreme Disaster1 comes to pass—

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the Day every person will remember all ˹their˺ striving,

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and the Hellfire will be displayed for all to see—

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then as for those who transgressed

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and preferred the ˹fleeting˺ life of this world,

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the Hellfire will certainly be ˹their˺ home.

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And as for those who were in awe of standing before their Lord and restrained themselves from ˹evil˺ desires,

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Paradise will certainly be ˹their˺ home.

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They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the Hour, “When will it be?”

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But it is not for you to tell its time.1

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That knowledge rests with your Lord ˹alone˺.

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Your duty is only to warn whoever is in awe of it.

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On the Day they see it, it will be as if they had stayed ˹in the world˺ no more than one evening or its morning.



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