لَا أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
I swear by the Day of Resurrection;
وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ
And I swear by the self-reproaching person (a believer).
أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَلَّن نَّجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ
Does man (a disbeliever) think that We shall not assemble his bones?
بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَن نُّسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ
Yes, We are Able to put together in perfect order the tips of his fingers.
بَلْ يُرِيدُ الْإِنسَانُ لِيَفْجُرَ أَمَامَهُ
Nay! (Man denies Resurrection and Reckoning. So) he desires to continue committing sins.
يَسْأَلُ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ
He asks: "When will be this Day of Resurrection?"
فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ
So, when the sight shall be dazed,
And the moon will be eclipsed,
وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ
And the sun and moon will be joined together (by going one into the other or folded up or deprived of their light, etc.)
يَقُولُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ
On that Day man will say: "Where (is the refuge) to flee?"
كَلَّا لَا وَزَرَ
No! There is no refuge!
إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمُسْتَقَرُّ
Unto your Lord (Alone) will be the place of rest that Day.
يُنَبَّأُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِمَا قَدَّمَ وَأَخَّرَ
On that Day man will be informed of what he sent forward (of his evil or good deeds), and what he left behind (of his good or evil traditions).
بَلِ الْإِنسَانُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ بَصِيرَةٌ
Nay! Man will be a witness against himself [as his body parts (skin, hands, legs, etc.) will speak about his deeds].
وَلَوْ أَلْقَىٰ مَعَاذِيرَهُ
Though he may put forth his excuses (to cover his evil deeds).
لَا تُحَرِّكْ بِهِ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعْجَلَ بِهِ
Move not your tongue concerning (the Quran, O Muhammad SAW) to make haste therewith.
إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ
It is for Us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad SAW) the ability to recite it (the Quran),
فَإِذَا قَرَأْنَاهُ فَاتَّبِعْ قُرْآنَهُ
And when We have recited it to you [O Muhammad SAW through Jibrael (Gabriel)], then follow you its (the Quran's) recital.
ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا بَيَانَهُ
Then it is for Us (Allah) to make it clear to you,
كَلَّا بَلْ تُحِبُّونَ الْعَاجِلَةَ
Not [as you think, that you (mankind) will not be resurrected and recompensed for your deeds], but (you men) love the present life of this world,