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M.Pickthall
20. Nay, but ye do love the fleeting Now
Yusuf Ali
20. Nay (ye men!) but ye love the fleeting life





M.Pickthall
21. And neglect the Hereafter.
Yusuf Ali
21. And leave alone the Hereafter.





M.Pickthall
22. That day will faces be resplendent,
Yusuf Ali
22. Some faces that Day will beam (in brightness and beauty) 





M.Pickthall
23. Looking toward their Lord;
Yusuf Ali
23. Looking towards their Lord;





M.Pickthall
24. And that day will other faces be despondent,
Yusuf Ali
24. And some faces that Day will be sad and dismal





M.Pickthall
25. Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.
Yusuf Ali
25. In the thought that some back-breaking calamity was about to be inflicted on them;





M.Pickthall
26. Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat
Yusuf Ali
26. Yea when (the soul) reaches to the collar-bone (in its exit)





M.Pickthall
27. And men say: Where is the wizard (who can save him now)?
Yusuf Ali
27. And there will be a cry "Who is a magician (to restore him)?"





M.Pickthall
28. And he knoweth that it is the parting;
Yusuf Ali
28. And he will conclude that it was (the Time) of Parting;





M.Pickthall
29. And agony is heaped on agony;
Yusuf Ali
29. And one leg will be joined with another:





M.Pickthall
30. Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving.
Yusuf Ali
30. That Day the Drive will be (all) to thy Lord!





M.Pickthall
31. For he neither trusted, nor prayed
Yusuf Ali
31. So he gave nothing in charity nor did he pray! 





M.Pickthall
32. But he denied and flouted.
Yusuf Ali
32. But on the contrary He rejected Truth and turned away!





M.Pickthall
33. Then went he to his folk with glee.
Yusuf Ali
33. Then did he stalk to his family in full conceit!





M.Pickthall
34. Nearer unto thee and nearer,
Yusuf Ali
34. Woe to thee (O man!) yea woe!





M.Pickthall
35. Again nearer unto thee and nearer (is the doom).
Yusuf Ali
35. Again woe to thee (O man!) yea woe!





M.Pickthall
36. Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless?
Yusuf Ali
36. Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled (without purpose)?





M.Pickthall
37. Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?
Yusuf Ali
37. Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)?





M.Pickthall
38. Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned
Yusuf Ali
38. Then did he become a leech-like clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.





M.Pickthall
39. And made of him a pair, the male and female.
Yusuf Ali
39. And of him He made two sexes male and female.





M.Pickthall
40. Is not He (who doeth so) able to bring the dead to life?
Yusuf Ali
40. Has not He (the same) the power to give life to the dead?
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