By those [angels] who extract with violence
And [by] those who remove with ease
And [by] those who glide [as if] swimming
And those who race each other in a race
And those who arrange [each] command,
On the Day the quake will quake, *Revelation 6:12
There will follow it the subsequent [one].
Hearts, that Day, will tremble,
Their eyes humbled.
They are [presently] saying, "Will we indeed be returned to [our] former state [of life]?
Even if we should be decayed bones?
They say, "That, then, would be a losing return."
Indeed, it will be but one shout, *Jeremiah 25:30
And suddenly they will be awakened.
Has there come to you the story of Moses? -
When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,
"Go to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed.
And say [to him], 'Would you [be willing to] purify yourself
And let me guide you to your Lord so you would fear [Him]?'"
And he showed him the greatest sign,
But Pharaoh denied and disobeyed.
Then he turned his back, striving.
And he gathered [his people] and called out
And said, "I am your most exalted lord."
So God seized him in exemplary punishment for the last and the first [transgression].
Indeed in that is a lesson for whoever would fear [God].
Are you a more difficult creation or is the heaven? [God] constructed it.
He raised its ceiling and proportioned it.
And He darkened its night and extracted its brightness.
And after that He spread the earth. *Isaiah 44:24
He extracted from it its water and its pasture,
And the mountains He set firmly
As provision for you and your grazing livestock.
But when there comes the greatest Overwhelming Calamity -
The Day when man will remember that for which he strove,
And Hellfire will be exposed for [all] those who see -
So as for he who transgressed
And preferred the life of the world,
Then indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge.
But as for he who feared standing [before] his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] desires,
Then indeed, the Garden will be [his] refuge.
They ask you about the Hour, when is its arrival?
In what [position] are you [to] mention it?
To your Lord is its Utmost Boundary.
You are only a warner for those who fear it.
It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world] except for an evening or a morning thereof.