Those who run forward with their heads upraised (staring at the skies)! Their glances cannot revert to them. And their hearts are full of the vices (of the soul).
Warn the people of a day of torment that shall come to them. Then those who were unjust will say: “Our Lord! Respite us to a near term, so we shall respond to Your Call and depend on the Messengers.” Had you not sworn, before, that for you there would be no cessation?
And you dwelt in the abodes of those who wronged themselves, and it was explained to you what We did to them. And We put forth examples for you.
They had indeed plotted the plot. And their plot is with Allah, even if their plot is strong enough to make the mountains disappear.
Therefore do not think that Allah will fail in His Promise to His Messengers. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, the Owner of Retribution.
On that Day the earth and the heavens will be replaced to another state. And they shall be before Allah, the One, the Conqueror.
And you will see the guilty ones on the Day of Permission linked together in chains.
Their shirts are made of tar and the Fire covering their faces.
That (punishment is for) Allah may requite each soul (according to) what it has earned. Surely Allah is Swift at Reckoning.
This (Quran) is an explanation for mankind and that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is One God and that the ûli’l elbâb (those who possesses the divine secrets) may deliberate.