وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab By those ˹angels˺ lined up in ranks,

فَالزَّاجِرَاتِ زَجْرًا 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and those who diligently drive ˹the clouds˺,

فَالتَّالِيَاتِ ذِكْرًا 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and those who recite the Reminder!

إِنَّ إِلَٰهَكُمْ لَوَاحِدٌ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Surely your God is One!

رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَرَبُّ الْمَشَارِقِ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹He is˺ the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between, and the Lord of all points of sunrise.

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَوَاكِبِ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Indeed, We have adorned the lowest heaven with the stars for decoration

وَحِفْظًا مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ مَارِدٍ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and ˹for˺ protection from every rebellious devil.

لَا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلَىٰ وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِنْ كُلِّ جَانِبٍ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab They cannot listen to the highest assembly ˹of angels˺ for they are pelted from every side,

دُحُورًا ﭿ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ وَاصِبٌ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹fiercely˺ driven away. And they will suffer an everlasting torment.

إِلَّا مَنْ خَطِفَ الْخَطْفَةَ فَأَتْبَعَهُ شِهَابٌ ثَاقِبٌ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab But whoever manages to stealthily eavesdrop is ˹instantly˺ pursued by a piercing flare.

فَاسْتَفْتِهِمْ أَهُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَمْ مَنْ خَلَقْنَا إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُمْ مِنْ طِينٍ لَازِبٍ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab So ask them ˹O Prophet˺, which is harder to create: them or other marvels of Our creation?1 Indeed, We created them from a sticky clay.2