بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
وَالنَّازِعَاتِ غَرْقًا ﴿۱﴾
Qarib: By the pluckers (the angels of death), violently plucking (the souls of the unbelievers),
Sarwar: By the angels who violently tear-out the souls of the disbelievers from their bodies,
Shakir: I swear by the angels who violently pull out the souls of the wicked,
Pickthall: By those who drag forth to destruction,
Yusufali: By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence;
وَالنَّاشِطَاتِ نَشْطًا ﴿۲﴾
Qarib: by the drawers (the angels of death), gently drawing (the souls of the believers),
Sarwar: by the angels who gently release the souls of the believers,
Shakir: And by those who gently draw out the souls of the blessed,
Pickthall: By the meteors rushing,
Yusufali: By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
وَالسَّابِحَاتِ سَبْحًا ﴿۳﴾
Qarib: by the swimmers (angels) swimming gently
Sarwar: by the angels who float (in the heavens by the will of God),
Shakir: And by those who float in space,
Pickthall: By the lone stars floating,
Yusufali: And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
فَالسَّابِقَاتِ سَبْقًا ﴿۴﴾
Qarib: and the outstrippers (angels), outstripping,
Sarwar: by the angels who hasten along
Shakir: Then those who are foremost going ahead,
Pickthall: By the angels hastening,
Yusufali: Then press forward as in a race,
فَالْمُدَبِّرَاتِ أَمْرًا ﴿۵﴾
Qarib: by the managers (angels) affair.
Sarwar: and by the angels who regulate the affairs, (you will certainly be resurrected).
Shakir: Then those who regulate the affair
Pickthall: And those who govern the event,
Yusufali: Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
يَوْمَ تَرْجُفُ الرَّاجِفَةُ ﴿۶﴾
Qarib: On the Day, the shiverer shivers
Sarwar: On the day when the first trumpet sound blasts
Shakir: The day on which the quaking one shall quake,
Pickthall: On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
Yusufali: One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion,
تَتْبَعُهَا الرَّادِفَةُ ﴿۷﴾
Qarib: followed by the succeeding,
Sarwar: and will be followed by the second one,
Shakir: What must happen afterwards shall follow it
Pickthall: And the second followeth it,
Yusufali: Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
قُلُوبٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاجِفَةٌ ﴿۸﴾
Qarib: hearts will throb on that Day
Sarwar: hearts will undergo terrible trembling,
Shakir: Hearts on that day shall palpitate,
Pickthall: On that day hearts beat painfully
Yusufali: Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
أَبْصَارُهَا خَاشِعَةٌ ﴿۹﴾
Qarib: and their eyes will be humbled.
Sarwar: and eyes will be humbly cast down.
Shakir: Their eyes cast down
Pickthall: While eyes are downcast
Yusufali: Cast down will be (their owners') eyes.
يَقُولُونَ أَإِنَّا لَمَرْدُودُونَ فِي الْحَافِرَةِ ﴿۱۰﴾
Qarib: They say: 'What, are we being restored as we were before,
Sarwar: (The disbelievers) say, "Shall we be brought back to life again
Shakir: They say: Shall we indeed be restored to (our) first state?
Pickthall: (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state
Yusufali: They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state?