Chapter 82: The Cleaving Asunder

Aerial View of Islands

In the name of God,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


1. When the Sky is cleft asunder; 2. When the Stars are scattered; 3. When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth; 4. And when the Graves are turned upside down; — 5. (Then) shall each soul know what it has sent forward and (what it has) kept back.


6. O man! What has seduced you from your Lord Most Beneficent? — 7. Him Who created you, fashioned you in due proportion, and gave you a just bias; 8. In whatever Form He wills, does He put you together.


9. No! But you do reject Right and Judgement! 10. But verily over you (are appointed angels) to protect you, — 11. Kind and honorable — writing down (your deeds): 12. They know (and understand) all that you do.


13. As for the Righteous, they will be in Bliss; 14. And the Wicked — they will be in the Fire, 15. Which they will enter on the Day of Judgement, 16. And they will not be able to keep away therefrom.


17. And what will explain to you what the Day of Judgement is? 18. Again, what will explain to you what the Day of Judgement is? 19. (It will be) the Day when no soul shall have power (to do) anything for another: for the Command, that Day, will be (wholly) with God.