Surah At Takwir with English translation

Surah At Takwir with English translation

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

81:1 إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ

When the sun is wrapped up [in darkness]

81:2 وَإِذَا النُّجُومُ انْكَدَرَتْ

And when the stars fall, dispersing,

81:3 وَإِذَا الْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ

And when the mountains are removed

81:4 وَإِذَا الْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ

And when full-term she-camels are neglected

81:5 وَإِذَا الْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ

And when the wild beasts are gathered

81:6 وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ

And when the seas are filled with flame

81:7 وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ

And when the souls are paired

81:8 وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ

And when the girl [who was] buried alive is asked

81:9 بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ

For what sin she was killed

81:10 وَإِذَا الصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ

And when the pages are made public

81:11 وَإِذَا السَّمَاءُ كُشِطَتْ

And when the sky is stripped away

81:12 وَإِذَا الْجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتْ

And when Hellfire is set ablaze

81:13 وَإِذَا الْجَنَّةُ أُزْلِفَتْ

And when Paradise is brought near,

81:14 عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَا أَحْضَرَتْ

A soul will [then] know what it has brought [with it].

81:15 فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالْخُنَّسِ

So I swear by the retreating stars –

81:16 الْجَوَارِ الْكُنَّسِ

Those that run [their courses] and disappear –

81:17 وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا عَسْعَسَ

And by the night as it closes in

81:18 وَالصُّبْحِ إِذَا تَنَفَّسَ

And by the dawn when it breathes

81:19 إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ

[That] indeed, the Qur’an is a word [conveyed by] a noble messenger

81:20 ذِي قُوَّةٍ عِنْدَ ذِي الْعَرْشِ مَكِينٍ

[Who is] possessed of power and with the Owner of the Throne, secure [in position],

81:21 مُطَاعٍ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍ

Obeyed there [in the heavens] and trustworthy.

81:22 وَمَا صَاحِبُكُمْ بِمَجْنُونٍ

And your companion is not [at all] mad.

81:23 وَلَقَدْ رَآهُ بِالْأُفُقِ الْمُبِينِ

And he has already seen Gabriel in the clear horizon.

81:24 وَمَا هُوَ عَلَى الْغَيْبِ بِضَنِينٍ

And Muhammad is not a withholder of [knowledge of] the unseen.

81:25 وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَيْطَانٍ رَجِيمٍ

And the Qur’an is not the word of a devil, expelled [from the heavens].

81:26 فَأَيْنَ تَذْهَبُونَ

So where are you going?

81:27 إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِلْعَالَمِينَ

It is not except a reminder to the worlds

81:28 لِمَنْ شَاءَ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يَسْتَقِيمَ

For whoever wills among you to take a right course.

81:29 وَمَا تَشَاءُونَ إِلَّا أَنْ يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ

And you do not will except that Allah wills – Lord of the worlds.