Sura 79: The Snatchers (Al-Naaze`aat)
Number of verses in sura: 46
Order of revelation: 81
[79:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[79:1] The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.
[79:2] And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.
[79:3] And those floating everywhere.
[79:4] Eagerly racing with one another -
[79:5] to carry out various commands.
[79:6] The day the quake quakes.
[79:7] Followed by the second blow.
[79:8] Certain minds will be terrified.
[79:9] Their eyes will be subdued.
[79:10] They will say, "We have been recreated from the grave!
[79:11] "How did this happen after we had turned into rotten bones?"
[79:12] They had said, "This is an impossible recurrence."
[79:13] All it takes is one nudge.
[79:14] Whereupon they get up.
[79:15] Have you known about the history of Moses?
[79:16] His Lord called him at the holy valley of Tuwaa.
[79:17] "Go to Pharaoh; he has transgressed."
[79:18] Tell him, "Would you not reform?
[79:19] "Let me guide you to your Lord, that you may turn reverent."
[79:20] He then showed him the great miracle.
[79:21] But he disbelieved and rebelled.
[79:22] Then he turned away in a hurry.
[79:23] He summoned and proclaimed.
[79:24] He said, "I am your Lord; most high."
[79:25] Consequently, GOD committed him to the retribution in the Hereafter, as well as in the first life.
[79:26] This is a lesson for the reverent.
[79:27] Are you more difficult to create than the heaven? He constructed it.
[79:28] He raised its masses, and perfected it.
[79:29] He made its night dark, and brightened its morn.
[79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped.*
*79:30 The Arabic word ``dahhaahaa'' is derived from ``Dahhyah'' which means ``egg.''
[79:31] From it, He produced its own water and pasture.
[79:32] He established the mountains.
[79:33] All this to provide life support for you and your animals.
[79:34] Then, when the great blow comes.
[79:35] That is the day when the human will remember everything he did.
[79:36] Hell will be brought into existence.
[79:37] As for the one who transgressed.
[79:38] Who was preoccupied with this life.
[79:39] Hell will be the abode.
[79:40] As for the one who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, and enjoined the self from sinful lusts.
[79:41] Paradise will be the abode.
[79:42] They ask you about the Hour, and when it will take place!
[79:43] It is not you (Muhammad) who is destined to announce its time.
[79:44] Your Lord decides its fate.
[79:45] Your mission is to warn those who expect it.
[79:46] The day they see it, they will feel as if they lasted one evening or half a day.
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