Sura 79: The Snatchers (Al-Naaze`aat)

Sura 79:  The Snatchers (Al-Naaze`aat)

Number of verses in sura: 46

Order of revelation: 81


[79:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[79:1]  The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.


[79:2]  And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.


[79:3]  And those floating everywhere.


[79:4]  Eagerly racing with one another –


[79:5]  to carry out various commands.


[79:6]  The day the quake quakes.


[79:7]  Followed by the second blow.


[79:8]  Certain minds will be terrified.


[79:9]  Their eyes will be subdued.


[79:10]  They will say, “We have been recreated from the grave!


[79:11]  “How did this happen after we had turned into rotten bones?”


[79:12]  They had said, “This is an impossible recurrence.”


[79:13]  All it takes is one nudge.


[79:14]  Whereupon they get up.


[79:15]  Have you known about the history of Moses?


[79:16]  His Lord called him at the holy valley of Tuwaa.


[79:17]  “Go to Pharaoh; he has transgressed.”


[79:18]  Tell him, “Would you not reform?


[79:19]  “Let me guide you to your Lord, that you may turn reverent.”


[79:20]  He then showed him the great miracle.


[79:21]  But he disbelieved and rebelled.


[79:22]  Then he turned away in a hurry.


[79:23]  He summoned and proclaimed.


[79:24]  He said, “I am your Lord; most high.”


[79:25]  Consequently, GOD committed him to the retribution in the Hereafter, as well as in the first life.


[79:26]  This is a lesson for the reverent.


[79:27]  Are you more difficult to create than the heaven? He constructed it.


[79:28]  He raised its masses, and perfected it.


[79:29]  He made its night dark, and brightened its morn.


[79:30]  He made the earth egg-shaped.*


*79:30 The Arabic word “dahhaahaa” is derived from “Dahhyah” which means “egg.”


[79:31]  From it, He produced its own water and pasture.


[79:32]  He established the mountains.


[79:33]  All this to provide life support for you and your animals.


[79:34]  Then, when the great blow comes.


[79:35]  That is the day when the human will remember everything he did.


[79:36]  Hell will be brought into existence.


[79:37]  As for the one who transgressed.


[79:38]  Who was preoccupied with this life.


[79:39]  Hell will be the abode.


[79:40]  As for the one who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, and enjoined the self from sinful lusts.


[79:41]  Paradise will be the abode.


[79:42]  They ask you about the Hour, and when it will take place!


[79:43]  It is not you (Muhammad) who is destined to announce its time.


[79:44]  Your Lord decides its fate.


[79:45]  Your mission is to warn those who expect it.


[79:46]  The day they see it, they will feel as if they lasted one evening or half a day.