AL A`ADIYAT (THE SPRINTERS)

(Revealed at Mecca - contains 11 verses - 1 section)

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Allah beginning with the name of the Most Gracious, the Most Mericful

AYAT

TRANSLATION

1

وَالْعَادِيَاتِ ضَبْحًا

By oath of those that sprint, breathing heavily. (The horses used in Holy War.)

2

فَالْمُورِيَاتِ قَدْحًا

Striking stones with their hooves, sparking fire.

3

فَالْمُغِيرَاتِ صُبْحًا

And by oath of those who raid at dawn.

4

فَأَثَرْنَ بِهِ نَقْعًا

So thereupon raising dust.

5

فَوَسَطْنَ بِهِ جَمْعًا

Then penetrate to the centre of the enemy army.

6

إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لِرَبِّهِ لَكَنُودٌ

Indeed man is very ungrateful towards his Lord.

7

وَإِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ لَشَهِيدٌ

And indeed he himself is a witness to it.

8

وَإِنَّهُ لِحُبِّ الْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ

And indeed he loves wealth to the extreme.

9

۞ أَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِي الْقُبُورِ

So does he not know? When those in the graves are raised,

10

وَحُصِّلَ مَا فِي الصُّدُورِ

And all what lies in the breasts is opened

11

إِنَّ رَبَّهُم بِهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَّخَبِيرٌ

On that day their Lord surely knows all about them!

 

 

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