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1.  *     When heaven will split asunder,[1]
2.  *     obeying her Lordís command as she ought to.[2]
3.  *     When the earth will spread out[3]
4.  *     and cast out all that is within her and becomes  empty,[4]
5.  *     obeying her Lordís command as she ought to.[5]
6.  *     , O mankind! Surely you  must strive towards your Lord, a hard striving, then you shall meet Him.[6]
7.  *     Then he  who will be given his Book of deeds in his right hand,[7]
8.  *     shall have a quick and easy  reckoning[8]
9.  *     and shall return to his people rejoicing.[9]
10.  *     But he who will be given his  book of deeds from behind his back,[10]
11.  *     shall soon be calling for death,[11]
12.  *     and shall  be made to enter a blazing fire;[12]
13.  *     for he used to live happily with his kinfolks[13]
14.  *     and thought that he would never return to Allah for accountability.[14]
15.  *     Yet, surely his  Lord was ever watching.[15]
16.  *     I swear by the glow of sunset;[16]
17.  *     by the night and all  that it gathers together;[17]
18.  *     by the moon, when she grows full:[18]
19.  *     that you shall  gradually pass from one stage to another.[19]
20.  *     What is the matter with the people that they do not believe,[20]
21.  *     and when the Qurían  is recited to them, they do not prostrate?[21]
22.  *     Nay! The unbelievers will deny;[22]
23.  *     and  Allah knows what they are hiding in their hearts.[23]
24.  *     Therefore, proclaim to them a  painful punishment,[24]
25.  *     except those who embrace the true faith and do good deeds;  for them there will be a never ending reward.[25]