Citation for Torn Apart

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Abdel Haleem, M. A. S. , trans. "Torn Apart." In The Qurʾan. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 26, 2021. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/book/islam-9780192831934/islam-9780192831934-chapter-82>.

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Abdel Haleem, M. A. S. , trans. "Torn Apart." In The Qurʾan. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/book/islam-9780192831934/islam-9780192831934-chapter-82 (accessed Jan 26, 2021).

82. Torn Apart (1 – 19)

A Meccan sura dealing with man's ingratitude and his failure to concede that the Day of Judgement will come. Again, the sura opens with a powerful description of events on the Day of Judgement and the title is taken from this description.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1When the sky is torn apart,2when the stars are scattered,3when the seas burst forth, 4when graves turn inside out: 5each soul will know what it has done and what it has left undone. 6Mankind, what has lured you away from God, 7your generous Lord, who created you, shaped you, proportioned you, 8in whatever form He chose? 9Yet you still take the Judgement to be a lie! 10Over you stand11watchers, noble recorders 12who know what you do: 13the good will live in bliss, 14and the wicked will burn in the Fire. 15They will enter it on the Day of Judgement 16and they will find no escape. 17What will explain to you what the Day of Judgement is?18Yes! What will explain to you what the Day of Judgement is? 19The Day when no soul will be able to do anything for another; on that Day, command will belong to God.a Or ‘everything is up to God’.

Notes:

a Or ‘everything is up to God’.

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