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1.  *     When the heaven is split asunder,
2.  *     And listens and obeys its Lord, and it must do so;
3.  *     And when the earth is stretched forth,
4.  *     And has cast out all that was in it and became empty,
5.  *     And listens and obeys its Lord, and it must do so;
6.  *     O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, so you will meet (i.e. the results of your deeds which you did).
7.  *     Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand,
8.  *     He surely will receive an easy reckoning,
9.  *     And will return to his family in joy!
10.  *     But whosoever is given his Record behind his back,
11.  *     He will invoke (his) destruction,
12.  *     And shall enter a blazing Fire, and made to taste its burning.
13.  *     Verily, he was among his people in joy!
14.  *     Verily, he thought that he would never come back (to Us)!
15.  *     Yes! Verily, his Lord has been ever beholding him!
16.  *     So I swear by the afterglow of sunset;
17.  *     And by the night and whatever it gathers in its darkness;
18.  *     And by the moon when it is at the full,
19.  *     You shall certainly travel from stage to stage (in this life and in the Hereafter).
20.  *     What is the matter with them, that they believe not?
21.  *     And when the Quran is recited to them, they fall not prostrate,
22.  *     Nay, (on the contrary), those who disbelieve, belie (Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and whatever he brought, i.e. this Quran and Islamic Monotheism, etc.).
23.  *     And Allah knows best what they gather (of good and bad deeds),
24.  *     So announce to them a painful torment.
25.  *     Save those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them is a reward that will never come to an end (i.e. Paradise).