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Surah Al Takweer

TAKWEER (THE ROLLING UP)

(Revealed at Mecca – contains 29 verses – 1 section)

Bimsillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem

Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

AYAT TRANSLATION
1 إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ
When the sunlight is rolled up.
2 وَإِذَا النُّجُومُ انكَدَرَتْ
And when the stars fall down.
3 وَإِذَا الْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ
And when the mountains are driven.
4 وَإِذَا الْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ
And when milch camels roam abandoned.
5 وَإِذَا الْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ
And when wild animals are herded together.
6 وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ
And when the seas are set afire.
7 وَإِذَا النُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ
And when the souls are paired.
8 وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ
And when the girl-child who was buried alive is asked.
9 بِأَيِّ ذَنبٍ قُتِلَتْ
Upon what sin was she killed for.
10 وَإِذَا الصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ
And when the Records of Account are laid bare.
11 وَإِذَا السَّمَاءُ كُشِطَتْ
And when the heaven is torn away.
12 وَإِذَا الْجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتْ
And when hell is further enflamed.
13 وَإِذَا الْجَنَّةُ أُزْلِفَتْ
And when Paradise is brought near.
14 عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَّا أَحْضَرَتْ
Every soul will then come know what it has brought.
15 فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالْخُنَّسِ
So by oath of those that revolve. (The planets.)
16 الْجَوَارِ الْكُنَّسِ
Who move straight and stop.
17 وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا عَسْعَسَ
And by oath of the night when it turns back.
18 وَالصُّبْحِ إِذَا تَنَفَّسَ
And by oath of the morning when it takes birth.
19 إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ
This is indeed the recitation of an honoured Noble Messenger. (Angel Jibreel – peace and blessings be upon him.)
20 ذِي قُوَّةٍ عِندَ ذِي الْعَرْشِ مَكِينٍ
The mighty, the honoured in the presence of the Lord of the Throne.
21 مُّطَاعٍ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍ
The one who is obeyed, and trustworthy. (Other angels obey angel Jibreel).
22 وَمَا صَاحِبُكُم بِمَجْنُونٍ
And your companion is not insane.
23 وَلَقَدْ رَآهُ بِالْأُفُقِ الْمُبِينِ
And indeed he saw him on the clear horizon. (Prophet Mohammed saw Angel Jibreel in his true shape – peace and blessings be upon them).
24 وَمَا هُوَ عَلَى الْغَيْبِ بِضَنِينٍ
And this Prophet is not miserly upon the hidden. (Allah gave the knowledge of the hidden to the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him.)
25 وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَيْطَانٍ رَّجِيمٍ
And the Qur’an is not the recitation of Satan the outcast.
26 فَأَيْنَ تَذْهَبُونَ
So where are you going?
27 إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
That is but an advice to the entire creation!
28 لِمَن شَاءَ مِنكُمْ أَن يَسْتَقِيمَ
For the one among you who wishes to become upright.
29 وَمَا تَشَاءُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ
And what will you wish, except if Allah wills – the Lord of the Creation.

 

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