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Chapter 81:
Al-Takwir — The Folding Up:

Revealed at Makkah: 29 verses

English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

81:1 When the sun is folded up,

81:2 And when the stars are dust-coloured,

81:3 And when the mountains are made to pass away,

81:4 And when the camels are abandoned,

81:5 And when the wild animals are gathered together,

81:6 And when the cities are made to swell,

81:7 And when men are united,

81:8 And when the one buried alive is asked

81:9 For what sin she was killed,

81:10 And when the books are spread,

81:11 And when the heaven has its covering removed,

81:12 And when hell is kindled,

81:13 And when the Garden is brought nigh —

81:14 Every soul will know what it has prepared.

81:15 Nay, I call to witness the stars,

81:16 Running their course, (and) setting,

81:17 And the night when it departs,

81:18 And the morning when it brightens,

81:19 Surely it is the word of a bountiful Messenger,

81:20 The possessor of strength, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,

81:21 One (to be) obeyed, and faithful.

81:22 And your companion is not mad.

81:23 And truly he saw himself on the clear horizon.

81:24 Nor is he niggardly of the unseen.

81:25 Nor is it the word of an accursed devil —

81:26 Whither then are you going?

81:27 It is naught but a Reminder for the nations,

81:28 For him among you who will go straight.

81:29 And you will not, except Allah please, the Lord of the worlds.

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