إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab When the Inevitable Event takes place,

لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab then no one can deny it has come.

خَافِضَةٌ رَافِعَةٌ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab It will debase ˹some˺ and elevate ˹others˺.1

إِذَا رُجَّتِ الْأَرْضُ رَجًّا
Dr. Mustafa Khattab When the earth will be violently shaken,

وَبُسَّتِ الْجِبَالُ بَسًّا
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and the mountains will be crushed to pieces,

فَكَانَتْ هَبَاءً مُنْبَثًّا
Dr. Mustafa Khattab becoming scattered ˹particles of˺ dust,

وَكُنْتُمْ أَزْوَاجًا ثَلَاثَةً
Dr. Mustafa Khattab you will ˹all˺ be ˹divided into˺ three groups:

فَأَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab the people of the right, how ˹blessed˺ will they be;

وَأَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab the people of the left, how ˹miserable˺ will they be;

وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab and the foremost ˹in faith˺ will be the foremost ˹in Paradise˺.

أُولَٰئِكَ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab They are the ones nearest ˹to Allah˺,