81: The Overthrowing

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81: The Overthrowing

81:1 When the sun is overthrown,
81:2 And when the stars fall, Some day the stars will fall.
81:3 And when the hills are moved,
81:4 And when the camels big with young are abandoned,
81:5 And when the wild beasts are herded together,
81:6 And when the seas rise,
81:7 And when souls are reunited,
81:8 And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked
81:9 For what sin she was slain,
81:10 And when the pages are laid open,
81:11 And when the sky is torn away,
81:12 And when hell is lighted,
81:13 And when the Garden is brought nigh,
81:14 (Then) every soul will know what it hath made ready.
81:15 Oh, but I call to witness the planets,
81:16 The stars which rise and set,
81:17 And the close of night,
81:18 And the breath of morning
81:19 That this is in truth the word of an honoured messenger,
81:20 Mighty, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,
81:21 (One) to be obeyed, and trustworthy;
81:22 And your comrade is not mad. (81:22) "Your comrade [Muhammad] is not mad."
Allah continues to remind everyone that Muhammad is not insane.
81:23 Surely he beheld Him on the clear horizon.
81:24 And he is not avid of the Unseen.
81:25 Nor is this the utterance of a devil worthy to be stoned.
81:26 Whither then go ye ?
81:27 This is naught else than a reminder unto creation,
81:28 Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.
81:29 And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.

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