Translation of Surah Al-Qiyamah in English

Surah Al-Qiyamah

Surah Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة), known as "The Resurrection" in English, holds a special place as the Meccan (Makki) Surah of the Quran. Found in 29 Para / Chapter, this Surah, like others, conveys profound spiritual and moral teachings. It serves as a guiding light for believers, offering insights and wisdom in its verses. Translated into English for wider understanding, Surah Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة) is a testament to the Quran's timeless relevance and guidance.

Para / Chapter 29
Surah Name Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة)
Meaning The Resurrection
Classification Meccan (Makki)
Total Ayahs 40
Translation English
Al-Qiyamah
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

﴾1﴿ Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;
﴾2﴿ Nay, I swear by the accusing soul (that this Scripture is true).
﴾3﴿ Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones?
﴾4﴿ Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!
﴾5﴿ But man would fain deny what is before him.
﴾6﴿ He asketh: When will be this Day of Resurrection?
﴾7﴿ But when sight is confounded
﴾8﴿ And the moon is eclipsed
﴾9﴿ And sun and moon are united,
﴾10﴿ On that day man will cry: Whither to flee!
﴾11﴿ Alas! No refuge!
﴾12﴿ Unto thy Lord is the recourse that day.
﴾13﴿ On that day man is told the tale of that which he hath sent before and left behind.
﴾14﴿ Oh, but man is a telling witness against himself,
﴾15﴿ Although he tender his excuses.
﴾16﴿ Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it.
﴾17﴿ Lo! upon Us (resteth) the putting together thereof and the reading thereof.
﴾18﴿ And when We read it, follow thou the reading;
﴾19﴿ Then lo! upon Us (resteth) the explanation thereof.
﴾20﴿ Nay, but ye do love the fleeting Now
﴾21﴿ And neglect the Hereafter.
﴾22﴿ That day will faces be resplendent,
﴾23﴿ Looking toward their Lord;
﴾24﴿ And that day will other faces be despondent,
﴾25﴿ Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.
﴾26﴿ Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat
﴾27﴿ And men say: Where is the wizard (who can save him now)?
﴾28﴿ And he knoweth that it is the parting;
﴾29﴿ And agony is heaped on agony;
﴾30﴿ Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving.
﴾31﴿ For he neither trusted, nor prayed.
﴾32﴿ But he denied and flouted.
﴾33﴿ Then went he to his folk with glee.
﴾34﴿ Nearer unto thee and nearer,
﴾35﴿ Again nearer unto thee and nearer (is the doom).
﴾36﴿ Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless?
﴾37﴿ Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?
﴾38﴿ Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned
﴾39﴿ And made of him a pair, the male and female.
﴾40﴿ Is not He (Who doeth so) Able to bring the dead to life?
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Surah Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة), often referred to as "The Resurrection" in English, is a beacon of spiritual guidance. Positioned in the 29 Para / Chapter chapter of the Holy Quran, it exemplifies the deep-rooted wisdom and the divine message that the Quran carries. As a Meccan (Makki) Surah, it brings forth lessons from the era when it was revealed, resonating with timeless teachings and universal truths.

The significance of Surah Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة) is not just limited to its place in the Quran but also in the daily lives of the believers. It's often recited in prayers, sought for solace, and turned to for enlightenment. Its verses encapsulate a world of knowledge and moral directives, guiding believers on a righteous path.

With translations available in English and many other languages, its reach has expanded beyond the Arabic-speaking world, offering everyone a chance to understand and reflect upon its teachings. Every verse of Surah Al-Qiyamah (القِيَامَة) invites contemplation, pushing for a deeper understanding of faith and the grand scheme of existence.

No matter how many times one delves into this Surah, there’s always a fresh perspective waiting to be discovered, a testament to the Quran's endless depth and its role as a perennial guide for humanity.