We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more The Koran Interpreted - THE TERROR - THE TERROR - Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Select Translation What is This? Selections include: The Koran Interpreted, a translation by A.J. Arberry, first published 1955; The Qur'an, translated by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, published 2004; or side-by-side comparison view
Chapter: verse lookup What is This? Select one or both translations, then enter a chapter and verse number in the boxes, and click "Go."
:
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Look It Up What is This? Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Next Result
Select Translation What is This? Selections include: The Koran Interpreted, a translation by A.J. Arberry, first published 1955; The Qur'an, translated by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, published 2004; or side-by-side comparison view
Chapter : Verse Lookup What is This? Select one or both translations, then enter a chapter and verse number in the boxes, and click "Go."
:

56 THE TERROR (74 – 96)

No! I swear by the fallings of the stars 75(and that is indeed a mighty oath, did you but know it) it is surely a noble Koran in a hidden Book none but the purified shall touch, a sending down from the Lord of all Being. 80What, do you hold this discourse in disdain, and do you make it your living to cry lies?

Why, but when the soul leaps to the throat of the dying and that hour you are watching (And We are nigher him than you, but you do not see Us) 85why, if you are not at Our disposal, do you not bring back his soul, if you speak truly?

Then, if he be of those brought nigh the Throne, there shall be repose and ease, and a Garden of Delight; 90and if he be a Companion of the Right: ‘Peace be upon thee, Companion of the Right!’ But if he be of them that cried lies, and went astray, there shall be a hospitality of boiling water and the roasting in Hell.

95Surely this is the truth of certainty. Then magnify the Name of thy Lord, the All-mighty.

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Look It Up What is This? Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2020. All Rights Reserved. Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice