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Sura 82
Aya 1

Chapter 82

The Rendingal-Infiṭār ( الإنفطار )

19 verses • revealed at Meccan

»The surah that opens with a riveting description of The Rending open of the sky at the onset of the Day of Resurrection and assets that every human is being watched by angels and shall stand accountable before God in the Hereafter. It takes its name from “the renting” or “torn apart” (infiṭār) of the sky mentioned in verse 1. The surah deals with man’s ingratitude and his failure to concede that the Day of Judgement will come.«

The surah is also known as Bursting Apart, Cleft Asunder, The Cataclysm, The Cleaving Asunder, The Splitting, Torn Apart

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Muhammad Asad: In The Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:

إِذَا السَّماءُ انفَطَرَت

Muhammad Asad

ALTHOUGH some authorities assign this surah to the early part of the Mecca period, others regard it as more probable that it belongs to the last group of Meccan revelations.
WHEN THE SKY is cleft asunder,1
  • An allusion to the Last Hour, when the world as known to man will come to an end and the ultimate reality of the hereafter will begin.