إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انْفَطَرَتْ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab When the sky splits open,

وَإِذَا الْكَوَاكِبُ انْتَثَرَتْ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and when the stars fall away,

وَإِذَا الْبِحَارُ فُجِّرَتْ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and when the seas burst forth,

وَإِذَا الْقُبُورُ بُعْثِرَتْ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and when the graves spill out,

عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَا قَدَّمَتْ وَأَخَّرَتْ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹then˺ each soul will know what it has sent forth or left behind.

يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab O humanity! What has emboldened you against your Lord, the Most Generous,

الَّذِي خَلَقَكَ فَسَوَّاكَ فَعَدَلَكَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Who created you, fashioned you, and perfected your design,

فِي أَيِّ صُورَةٍ مَا شَاءَ رَكَّبَكَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab moulding you in whatever form He willed?

كَلَّا بَلْ تُكَذِّبُونَ بِالدِّينِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab But no! In fact, you deny the ˹final˺ Judgment,

ﭿ وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَافِظِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab while you are certainly observed by vigilant,

كِرَامًا كَاتِبِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab honourable angels, recording ˹everything˺.