TAKWEER (THE ROLLING UP)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 29 verses - 1 section)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Takweer 81:1] When the sunlight is rolled up.
[Takweer 81:2] And when the stars fall down.
[Takweer 81:3] And when the mountains are driven.
[Takweer 81:4] And when milch camels roam abandoned.
[Takweer 81:5] And when wild animals are herded together.
[Takweer 81:6] And when the seas are set afire.
[Takweer 81:7] And when the souls are paired.
[Takweer 81:8] And when the girl-child who was buried alive is asked.
[Takweer 81:9] Upon what sin was she killed for.
[Takweer 81:10] And when the Records of Account are laid bare.
[Takweer 81:11] And when the heaven is torn away.
[Takweer 81:12] And when hell is further enflamed.
[Takweer 81:13] And when Paradise is brought near.
[Takweer 81:14] Every soul will then come know what it has brought.
[Takweer 81:15] So by oath of those that revolve. (The planets.)
[Takweer 81:16] Who move straight and stop.
[Takweer 81:17] And by oath of the night when it turns back.
[Takweer 81:18] And by oath of the morning when it takes birth.
[Takweer 81:19] This is indeed the recitation of an honoured Noble Messenger. (Angel Jibreel – peace and blessings be upon him.)
[Takweer 81:20] The mighty, the honoured in the presence of the Lord of the Throne.
[Takweer 81:21] The one who is obeyed, and trustworthy. (Other angels obey angel Jibreel).
[Takweer 81:22] And your companion is not insane.
[Takweer 81:23] And indeed he saw him on the clear horizon. (Prophet Mohammed saw Angel Jibreel in his true shape – peace and blessings be upon them).
[Takweer 81:24] And this Prophet is not miserly upon the hidden. (Allah gave the knowledge of the hidden to the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him.)
[Takweer 81:25] And the Qur’an is not the recitation of Satan the outcast.
[Takweer 81:26] So where are you going?
[Takweer 81:27] That is but an advice to the entire creation!
[Takweer 81:28] For the one among you who wishes to become upright.
[Takweer 81:29] And what will you wish, except if Allah wills – the Lord of the Creation.
END OF SURAH