Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things." — Holy Qur'an 24:35


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah 'Inshiqaaq: The Sundering

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

084.001 When the heaven is split asunder
084.002 And attentive to her Lord in fear,
084.003 And when the earth is spread out
084.004 And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty
084.005 And attentive to her Lord in fear!
084.006 Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence).
084.007 Then whoso is given his account in his right hand
084.008 He truly will receive an easy reckoning
084.009 And will return unto his folk in joy.
084.010 But whoso is given his account behind his back,
084.011 He surely will invoke destruction
084.012 And be thrown to scorching fire.
084.013 He verily lived joyous with his folk,
084.014 He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).
084.015 Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him!
084.016 Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,
084.017 And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,
084.018 And by the moon when she is at the full,
084.019 That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.
084.020 What aileth them, then, that they believe not
084.021 And, when the Qur'an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah)?
084.022 Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny;
084.023 And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding.
084.024 So give them tidings of a painful doom,
084.025 Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.