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The Snatchers (Al-Naze'aat)
46 verses, revealed in Mecca after The News (Al-Naba') before Shattering (Al-Infitaar)
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
CONSIDER those [stars] that rise only to set, 1 And who softly release the soul. (Of the believer) 2 And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy), 3 By the angels hastening, 4 and thus they fulfil the [Creator's] behest! 5 On the day when the first trump resoundeth. 6 and the second blast follows it, 7 Many a heart will flutter on that day! 8 while eyes will be downcast. 9 They say, "What? shall we be brought back to life, 10 Even if we should be decayed bones? 11 They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding. 12 Surely they will need no more than a single stern blast, 13 When, behold, they find themselves over the earth alive after their death, 14 Hath there come unto thee the story of Musa! 15 When his Lord called to him in the holy valley, Towa: 16 Go to Firon, surely he has become inordinate. 17 and say to him: 'Are you willing to be purified, 18 and that I should guide thee to thy Lord, then thou shalt fear?"' 19 So he showed him the great sign, 20 but he cried lies, and rebelled, 21 Then he turned away in a hurry, 22 Then he gathered his people and cried aloud, 23 And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest." 24 And thereupon God took him to task, [and made him] a warning example in the life to come as well as in this world. 25 Surely in that is a lesson for him who fears! 26
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