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You are here: Home > Islam - Basics > Quran > Sura List > Sura 79 - The Snatchers

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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