79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat:

In God’s Name, whose Mercy is Great and Continuous:

(79:1)   I swear by the angels who rip out the souls of those who reject,

(79:2)   and by the angels who gently pull out the souls of those who submit,

(79:3)   and by the angels who swim through the sky,

(79:4)   racing each other

(79:5)   to fulfill My commands, that I will bring you back for judgment.

(79:6)   On that day, everything will be shaken and destroyed with the first blow of the horn.

(79:7)   Then with the second blow everyone will return.

(79:8)   On the Day of Resurrection, hearts will be trembling,

(79:9)   and eyes will be looking down in humiliation.

(79:10) Today they say, “Will we really be brought back to life

(79:11) after we are crumbled bones?

(79:12) That is impossible and will not happen.”

(79:13) All it takes is one blow from the horn,

(79:14) and they will be back on their feet standing.

(79:15) You are not the first to reject my warning. Didn’t you hear the story of Moses?

(79:16) In the sacred valley named Tuwa, I addressed him calling:

(79:17) Go to Pharaoh. He is oppressive and sinning.

(79:18) Tell him, don’t you want to purify yourself?

(79:19) I will teach you about your Lord, and then the fear of God will enter your heart.

(79:20) Then Moses showed him major miracles as proof he was right.

(79:21) Then Pharaoh said Moses was a liar and refused to submit.

(79:22) Then he turned away and hurried to work against Me.

(79:23) So he gathered his people together and called to them

(79:24) saying, “I am your lord the most high. There is no other god above me.”

(79:25) So I punished him in this world and the next severely.

(79:26) In this story is a lesson for those who fear disobeying Me.

(79:27) Do you think you are more difficult to put back together than My building of your atmosphere?

(79:28) I raised it up and made it balanced and clear.

(79:29) And I made the night sky dark and the morning bright and radiant.

(79:30) Then I smoothed out the earth

(79:31) with the water cycle, creating grazing lands

(79:32) and firm mountains,

(79:33) so that you and your animals would have what you need for nourishment.

(79:34) When the terrible day arrives,

(79:35) you will realize what you spent your life doing.

(79:36) Hell will be revealed, everyone will be watching.

(79:37) Those who reject this warning,

(79:38) and choose a worldly life of sin instead of obeying,

(79:39) to the fire, they will be going.

(79:40) And those who choose to live their lives afraid of the day they will stand in front of Me and overcome temptation,

(79:41) will go to Heaven.

(79:42) You might be asked when the Day of Judgment is coming.

(79:43) You have no idea when it will happen.

(79:44) Only I know everything.

(79:45) Your job is only to deliver this warning, and the warning will only benefit those who are afraid of disobeying.

(79:46) Tell them when the Day of Judgment comes, it will feel like their entire life lasted a day or less compared to the eternal afterlife.


Verse 27: The atmosphere is a great blessing for us. It protects us from harmful radiation from space. It is the air we breathe, and it transfers fresh water as rain. It is out of God’s mercy that He created it in a state of balance for us. When we pollute and destroy the balance of nature we are being ungrateful towards God’s blessing. In the end, we are harming ourselves and future generations with our injustice.

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1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas