By those (angels) who pull out (the souls of the disbelievers and the wicked) with great violence;
By those (angels) who gently take out (the souls of the believers);
And by those that swim along (i.e. angels or planets in their orbits, etc.).
And by those that press forward as in a race (i.e. the angels or stars or the horses, etc.).
And by those angels who arrange to do the Commands of their Lord, (so verily, you disbelievers will be called to account).
يَوْمَ تَرْجُفُ الرَّاجِفَةُ
On the Day (when the first blowing of the Trumpet is blown), the earth and the mountains will shake violently (and everybody will die),
The second blowing of the Trumpet follows it (and everybody will be raised up),
قُلُوبٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاجِفَةٌ
(Some) hearts that Day will shake with fear and anxiety.
Their eyes cast down.
يَقُولُونَ أَإِنَّا لَمَرْدُودُونَ فِي الْحَافِرَةِ
They say: "Shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state of life?
أَإِذَا كُنَّا عِظَامًا نَّخِرَةً
"Even after we are crumbled bones?"
قَالُوا تِلْكَ إِذًا كَرَّةٌ خَاسِرَةٌ
They say: "It would in that case, be a return with loss!"
فَإِنَّمَا هِيَ زَجْرَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ
But only, it will be a single Zajrah [shout (i.e., the second blowing of the Trumpet)]. (See Verse 37:19).
فَإِذَا هُم بِالسَّاهِرَةِ
When, behold, they find themselves over the earth alive after their death,
هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ مُوسَىٰ
Has there come to you the story of Musa (Moses)?
إِذْ نَادَاهُ رَبُّهُ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى
When his Lord called him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,
اذْهَبْ إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّهُ طَغَىٰ
Go to Fir'aun (Pharaoh), verily, he has transgressed all bounds (in crimes, sins, polytheism, disbelief, etc.).
فَقُلْ هَل لَّكَ إِلَىٰ أَن تَزَكَّىٰ
And say to him: "Would you purify yourself (from the sin of disbelief by becoming a believer)",
وَأَهْدِيَكَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَتَخْشَىٰ
And that I guide you to your Lord, so you should fear Him?
فَأَرَاهُ الْآيَةَ الْكُبْرَىٰ
Then [Musa (Moses)] showed him the great sign (miracles).