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When the sun is overturned
When the stars fall away
When the mountains are moved
When the ten-month pregnant camels are abandoned
When the beasts of the wild are herded together
When the seas are boiled over
When the souls are coupled
When the girl-child buried alive
is asked what she did to deserve to be murdered
When the pages are folded out
When the sky is flayed open
When Jahim is set ablaze
When the garden is brought near
Then a soul will know what it has prepared
I swear by the stars that slide,
stars streaming, stars that sweep along the sky
By the night as it slips away
By the morning when the fragrant air breathes
This is the word of a messenger ennobled,
empowered, ordained before the lord of the throne,
holding sway there, keeping trust
Your friend has not gone mad
He saw him on the horizon clear
He does not hoard for himself the unseen
This is not the word of a satan struck with stones
Where are you going?
This is a reminder to all beings
For those who wish to walk straight
Your only will is the will of God
lord of all beings

Sura 81, trans. Michael Sells

Quranic studies

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