سورة الانشقاق   

Surah Name: Al-Inshiqaq Meaning: The Sundering

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 1
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 25
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 84
  • Rukū / Section 1 contains Āyāt / Parts 25
  • Siparah/ Volume 30


إِذَا السَّمَاء انشَقَّتْ 

Itha a(l)ssamao inshaqqat

When the sky will asunder.


وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ 

Waathinat lirabbiha wahuqqat

And hearkens to its Rabb-SWT , and dutiful.


وَإِذَا الْأَرْضُ مُدَّتْ 

Waitha alardu muddat

And when the earth will be stretched forth.


وَأَلْقَتْ مَا فِيهَا وَتَخَلَّتْ 

Waalqat ma feeha watakhallat

And will cast out all that is within it, and will void itself


وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ 

Waathinat lirabbiha wahuqqat

And it hearkens to its Rabb-SWT , and is dutiful.


يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَى رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلَاقِيهِ 

Ya ayyuha alinsanu innaka kadihun ila rabbika kadhan famulaqeeh(i)

O man! Verily you are toiling towards your Rabb-SWT , a painful toiling and is about to meet Him-SWT .


فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ 

Faama man ootiya kitabahu biyameenih(i)

Then as to him who will be given his book in his right hand.


فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا 

Fasawfa yuhasabu hisaban yaseera(n)

His-SWT account will presently be taken by an easy reckoning.


وَيَنقَلِبُ إِلَى أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا 

Wayanqalibu ila ahlihi masroora(n)

And he shall return to his people joyfully.


وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ وَرَاء ظَهْرِهِ 

Waamma man ootiya kitabahu warathahrih(i)

And as to him who will be given his book from behind his back.


فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُو ثُبُورًا 

Fasawfa yadAAoo thuboora(n)

He will presently call for death.


وَيَصْلَى سَعِيرًا 

Wayasla saAAeera(n)

And he shall roast in a Blaze.


إِنَّهُ كَانَ فِي أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا 

Innahu kana fee ahlihi masroora(n)

Verily he was in this world joyful among his people.


إِنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَن لَّن يَحُورَ 

Innahu thanna an lan yahoor(a)

Certainly he imagined that he would not revert.


بَلَى إِنَّ رَبَّهُ كَانَ بِهِ بَصِيرًا 

Bala inna rabbahu kana bihi baseera(n)

Yea! His Rabb-SWT had been ever beholding him.


فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالشَّفَقِ 

Fala oqsimu bi(al)shshafaq(i)

I-SWT swear by the afterglow of the sunset.


وَاللَّيْلِ وَمَا وَسَقَ 

Wa(a)llayli wama wasaq(a)

And by the night and what it brings together.


وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا اتَّسَقَ 

Wa(a)lqamari itha ittasaq(a)

And by the moon when it is at the full.


لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَن طَبَقٍ 

Latarkabunna tabaqan AAan tabaq(in)

Surely you will march on from stage to stage.


فَمَا لَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ 

Fama lahum la yuminoon(a)

What ails them that they do not care to believing?


وَإِذَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْقُرْآنُ لَا يَسْجُدُونَ 

Waitha quria AAalayhimu alquranu la yasjudoon(a)

And that when the Quran is read to them, they do not prostrate themselves?


بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُكَذِّبُونَ 

Bali allatheena kafaroo yukaththiboon(a)

Yea! The infidels belie.


وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يُوعُونَ 

Wa(A)llahu aAAlamu bima yooAAoon(a)

Whereas Allaah-SWT Knows best what they cherish.


فَبَشِّرْهُم بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ 

Fabashshirhum biAAathabin aleem(in)

So announce you-SW to them an afflictive torment.


إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ 

Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo a(l)ssalihati lahum ajrun ghayru mamnoon(in)

But those who believe and work righteously, unending will be their wage.


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

When the sky splits asunder in compliance with the Command of its Rabb-SWT , and the earth expands to cast forth all that lies buried in it, human beings, animals or minerals, in obedience to its Rabb-SWT as that is what befits both the most.


Types of Commands

 There are two types of Commands. Firstly those relating to the genesis enforced upon each and every atom. The human beings, jinn, earth, the heavens, and all that lies therein are bound to obey these Commands. For instance, a person has no say in matters pertaining to his birth, physical features, physique or wisdom. Secondly are the Commands of Shari'ah, whereby a person is informed of the requital of each action, but enjoys the freedom to act. This is for the sentient creation. So O' mankind! You have to endure through the turmoil of life to eventually stand before your Rabb-SWT , where all your actions will be right in front of you.


Turmoil is a Part of Life

 The path of life is tainted with hardships. From cradle to grave, it is not only the pious who face problems, but also the evil doers who experience even worse, poor and the affluent alike. And the problems faced by the Governments are far greater than by the governed. So wisdom demands that if one has to bear hardships, why not in the path of piety, for sin is more cumbersome and ultimately humiliating.


On the Day of Judgement whoever is handed down the Register of Conduct in his right hand will avail an easy Reckoning, which means that Allaah-SWT will not question him on any aspect of conduct. And he will return to his family delighted, as the pious will remain together. And whoever is handed the Register of Conduct from behind the back; that is, in his left hand; (the left hand will be twisted and pushed through the back to emerge in front to receive it) will long for death, which will not be there. And he will be hurled into the blazing Hell, for he lived amongst his kindred a life of merriment, assuming that he would never face Reckoning.


By the evening twilight dissipating redness, by the night that follows and enshrouds everything and by the full moon, when it shines all over, similar is the sequence of life. Mankind is gradually heading towards their end in a constant journey seen by the sun, just as man sees it rise and set. Then why don't people embrace Islam in the presence of both logical and recorded evidences? And when Quran is recited why don't they prostrate; and obey Allaah-SWT sincerely. The infidels deny and only Allaah-SWT Knows what they harbour in their spiteful minds. They must know that a painful doom awaits them. And the believers shall enjoy never ending rewards.