The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 84 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Inshiqaq
English: The Sundering, Splitting Open
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 83 (Al-Mutaffifin - Defrauding)
> Sura 85 (Al-Burooj - The Mansions of the Stars)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 82 (AL-Infitar - The Cleaving)
> Sura 30 (Ar-Room - The Romans)

Verses: 25

1When heaven is rent asunder
2and gives ear to its Lord, and is fitly disposed;
3when earth is stretched out
4and casts forth what is in it, and voids itself,
5and gives ear to its Lord, and is fitly disposed!
6O Man! Thou art labouring unto thy Lord laboriously, and thou shalt encounter Him.
7Then as for him who is given his book in his right hand,
8he shall surely receive an easy reckoning
9and he will return to his family joyfully.
10But as for him who is given his book behind his back,
11he shall call for destruction
12and he shall roast at a Blaze.
13He once lived among his family joyfully;
14he surely thought he would never revert.
15Yes indeed; his Lord had sight of him.
16No! I swear by the twilight
17and the night and what it envelops
18and the moon when it is at the full,
19you shall surely ride stage after stage.
20Then what ails them, that they believe not,
21and when the Koran is recited to them they do not bow?
22Nay, but the unbelievers are crying lies,
23and God knows very well what they are secreting.
24So give them good tidings of a painful chastisement,
25except those that believe, and do righteous deeds -- theirs shall be a wage unfailing.