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"And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion (of right and wrong) and a light and a Reminder for those who keep from evil." — Holy Qur'an 21:48


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translations

Surah Zilzaal: The Earthquake

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Yusufali:    When the earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion,
Pickthall:   When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake
Yusufali:    And the earth throws up her burdens (from within),
Pickthall:   And Earth yieldeth up her burdens,
Yusufali:    And man cries (distressed): 'What is the matter with her?'-
Pickthall:   And man saith: What aileth her?
Yusufali:    On that Day will she declare her tidings:
Pickthall:   That day she will relate her chronicles,
Yusufali:    For that thy Lord will have given her inspiration.
Pickthall:   Because thy Lord inspireth her.
Yusufali:    On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done).
Pickthall:   That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be shown their deeds.
Yusufali:    Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it!
Pickthall:   And whoso doeth good an atom's weight will see it then,
Yusufali:    And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.
Pickthall:   And whoso doeth ill an atom's weight will see it then.


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.