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Sura 75
Aya 1

Chapter 75

Resurrectional-Qiyāmah ( القيامة )

40 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that opens with the emphatic oath of the Divine One swearing by the looming day of Resurrection. It takes its name from verse 1, which mentions the Day of Resurrection. The surah dealing with the Day of Resurrection and man’s denial of that Day. God’s power is convincingly described in several vignettes (verse 3 ff., verse 26 ff. and verse 34 ff.). The third paragraph instructs the Prophet on appropriate reception of the revelation (verse 16 ff.), and thereby serves to emphasize that the Quran is indeed God’s word.«

The surah is also known as Day of Resurrection, The Rising

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Yusuf Ali: In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

لا أُقسِمُ بِيَومِ القِيامَةِ

Yusuf Ali

I do call to witness1 the Resurrection Day;
  • Cf. 70:40, and n. 5700. Here the point to be enforced is understood: I have added it in brackets; “eschew Evil”. The appeal is made to two considerations: (1) That every act has to be accounted for, and evil must have its recompense at the Resurrection; and (2) that man’s own spirit has a conscience which would reproach him of sin, if he did not suppress that inner voice.