The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 75 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Qiyama
English: The Rising of the Dead
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 74 (Al-Muddathir - The Cloaked One)
> Sura 76 (Al-Insan - The Man)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 101 (Al-Qaria - The Calamity)
> Sura 104 (Al-Humaza - The Traducer)

Verses: 40

1No! I swear by the Day of Resurrection.
2No! I swear by the reproachful soul.
3What, does man reckon We shall not gather his bones?
4Yes indeed; We are able to shape again his fingers.
5Nay, but man desires to continue on as a libertine,
6asking, 'When shall be the Day of Resurrection?'
7But when the sight is dazed
8and the moon is eclipsed,
9and the sun and moon are brought together,
10upon that day man shall say, 'Whither to flee?'
11No indeed; not a refuge!
12Upon that day the recourse shall be to thy Lord.
13Upon that day man shall be told his former deeds and his latter;
14nay, man shall be a clear proof against himself,
15even though he offer his excuses.
16Move not thy tongue with it to hasten it;
17Ours it is to gather it, and to recite it.
18So, when We recite it, follow thou its recitation.
19Then Ours it is to explain it.
20No indeed; but you love the hasty world,
21and leave be the Hereafter.
22Upon that day faces shall be radiant,
23gazing upon their Lord;
24and upon that day faces shall be scowling,
25thou mightest think the Calamity has been wreaked on them.
26No indeed; when it reaches the clavicles
27and it is said, 'Who is an enchanter?'
28and he thinks that it is the parting
29and leg is intertwined with leg,
30upon that day unto thy Lord shall be the driving.
31For he confirmed it not, and did not pray,
32but he cried it lies, and he turned away,
33then he went to his household arrogantly.
34Nearer to thee and nearer
35then nearer to thee and nearer!
36What, does man reckon he shall be left to roam at will?
37Was he not a sperm-drop spilled?
38Then he was a blood-clot, and He created and formed,
39and He made of him two kinds, male and female.
40What, is He not able to quicken the dead?