Below you will be able to read Surah Infitar with Transliteration and Translation. You can also find Tafsir by Ibn Kathir.
This surah consist of 19 ayats or verses. This surah along with At-Takwir and Al-Inshiqaq provide exhaustive description about The Day of Judgment. This is why this surah is often referred to as ‘the cleavage’ in english which refers to the splitting of the sky on the day of judgement.
And when the [contents of] graves are scattered, A soul will [then] know what it has put forth and kept back.
Surah Infitar Ayat 4-5
Read Surah Infitar Transliteration
Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful
Izas samaaa’un fatarat
1. When the sky breaks apart
Wa izal kawaakibun tasarat
2. And when the stars fall, scattering,
Wa izal bihaaru fujjirat
3. And when the seas are erupted
Wa izal qubooru bu’sirat
4. And when the [contents of] graves are scattered,
‘Alimat nafsum maa qaddamat wa akhkharat
5. A soul will [then] know what it has put forth and kept back.
Yaaa ayyuhal insaaanu maa gharraka bi Rabbikal kareem
6. O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous,
Allazee khalaqaka fasaw waaka fa’adalak
7. Who created you, proportioned you, and balanced you?
Feee ayye sooratim maa shaaa’a rakkabak
8. In whatever form He willed has He assembled you.
Kalla bal tukazziboona bid deen
9. No! But you deny the Recompense.
Wa inna ‘alaikum lahaa fizeen
10. And indeed, [appointed] over you are keepers,
11. Noble and recording;
Ya’lamoona ma taf’aloon
12. They know whatever you do.
Innal abraara lafee na’eem
13. Indeed, the righteous will be in pleasure,
Wa innal fujjaara lafee jaheem
14. And indeed, the wicked will be in Hellfire.
Yaslawnahaa Yawmad Deen
15. They will [enter to] burn therein on the Day of Recompense,
Wa maa hum ‘anhaa bighaaa ‘ibeen
16. And never therefrom will they be absent.
Wa maaa adraaka maa Yawmud Deen
17. And what can make you know what is the Day of Recompense?
Summa maaa adraaka maa Yawmud Deen
18. Then, what can make you know what is the Day of Recompense?
Yawma laa tamliku nafsul linafsin shai’anw walamru yawma’izil lillaah
19. It is the Day when a soul will not possess for another soul [power to do] a thing; and the command, that Day, is [entirely] with Allah.
Surah Al Infitar Tafsir By Ibn Kathir
The Virtues of Surat Al-Infitar
An-Nasa’i recorded from Jabir that Mu`adh stood and lead the people in the Night prayer, and he made the recitation of his prayer long.
So the Prophet said, (Are you putting the people to trial O Mu`adh Why don’t you recite (Glorify the Name of your Lord the Most High) (87), (By the forenoon) (93), and (When the heaven is cleft asunder) (82))”
The basis of this Hadith is found in the Two Sahihs, however the mentioning of (When the heaven is cleft asunder.) has only been mentioned by An-Nasa’i. It has been previously mentioned in a narration from `Abdullah bin `Umar that the Prophet said, ? (Whoever would be pleased to look at the Day of Resurrection with his own eyes, then let him recite, (When the sun is Kuwwirat.) (81) and; (When the heaven is cleft asunder) (82) and; (When the heaven is split asunder) (84).)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
1. When the heaven is cleft asunder (Infatarat).
2. And when the stars Intatharat.
3. And when the seas Fujjirat.
4. And when the graves Bu`thirat.
5. A person will know what he has sent forward and left behind.
6. O man! What has made you careless about your Lord, the Most Generous
7. Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion.
8. In whatever form He willed, He put you together.
9. Nay! But you deny (the Day of) Ad-Din.
10. But verily, over you to watch you
11. Kiraman Katibin,
12. They know all that you do.
What will happen on the Day of Judgement Allah says,
(When the heaven is cleft asunder (Infatarat).) meaning, it splits. This is as Allah says, (Whereon the heaven will be cleft asunder (Munfatir)) (73:18) Then Allah says, (And when the stars Intatharat.) meaning, fallen.
(And when the seas Fujjirat.) `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn `Abbas that he said, “Allah will cause some of it to burst forth over other parts of it.” Al-Hasan said, “Allah will cause some parts of it to burst forth over other parts of it, and its water will go away.” Qatadah said, “Its fresh water will mix with its salt water.”
(And when the graves Bu`thirat.) Ibn `Abbas said, “searched.” As-Suddi said, “Tub`athiru means that they will be moved and those who are in them will come out.”
(A person will know what he has sent forward and left behind.) meaning, when this happens then this will occur. Mankind should not forget about Allah Allah says,
(O man! What has made you careless about your Lord, the Most Generous) This is a threat. It is not an attempt to get a reply as some people mistakenly think.
They consider it as if the Most Generous is asking them so that they will say, “His honor deceived him (or made him careless of his Lord).” rather the meaning of this Ayah is, “O Son of Adam! What has deceived you from your Lord, the Most Generous — meaning the Most Great — so that you went forth disobeying Him, and you met Him with that which was unbefitting.”
This is similar to what has been reported in the Hadith, (Allah will say on the Day of Judgement: “O Son of Adam! What has deceived you concerning Me O Son of Adam What was your response to the Messengers”) Al-Baghawi mentioned that Al-Kalbi and Muqatil said, “This Ayah was revealed about Al-Aswad bin Shariq who struck the Prophet and he was not punished in retaliation.
So Allah revealed, (What has made you careless about your Lord, the Most Generous)” Then Allah said, (Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion.) meaning, `what has deceived you concerning the Most Generous Lord’ (Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion.) meaning, `He made you complete, straight, and perfectly balanced and proportioned in stature.
He fashioned you in the best of forms and shapes.’ Imam Ahmad recorded from Busr bin Jahhash Al-Qurashi that one day the Messenger of Allah spat in his palm and placed his finger on it. Then he said, (Allah the Mighty and Sublime says: “O Son of Adam! How can you escape Me when I created you from something similar to this (spit) Then I fashioned you and made your creation balanced so that you walked between the two outer garments. And the earth has a burial place for you.
So you gathered (wealth) and withheld it until your soul reached your collarbone (i.e., death comes). Then, at that time you say, `I will give charity now.’ But how will there be time for charity”) This Hadith has also been recorded by Ibn Majah . Concerning Allah’s statement, (In whatever form He willed, He put you together.) Mujahid said, “In which resemblance: the father, the mother, the paternal uncle, or the maternal uncle.”
In the Two Sahihs it is recorded from Abu Hurayrah that a man said, “O Messenger of Allah! Verily, my wife has given birth to a black boy.” The Prophet said, (Do you have any camels) The man said, “Yes.”
The Prophet then said, (What color are they) The man said, “Red.” The Prophet said, (Do any of them have patches of gray) The man said, “Yes.” The Prophet asked him, (How did this happen to them) The man replied, “It is probably an inherited genetical strain.”
The Prophet then said, (Likewise, this (with your son) is probably an inherited genetical strain.) The Cause of Deception and alerting to the Fact that Angels record the Deeds of the Children of Adam Concerning Allah’s statement, (Nay! But you deny (the Day of) Ad-Din.) meaning, `you are only compelled to oppose the Most Generous and meet Him with disobedience, by your rejection in your hearts of the Hereafter, the recompense and the reckoning.’
Concerning Allah’s statement, (But verily, over you to watch you (are) Kiraman Katibin, they know all that you do.) (82:10-12) meaning, `indeed there are noble guardian angels over you, so do not meet them with evil deeds, because they write down all that you do.’
13. Verily, the Abrar (the righteous believers) will be in Delight;)
14. And verily, the wicked will be in the blazing Fire (Hell),
15. Therein they will enter, and taste its burning flame on the Day of Recompense,
16. And they will not be absent therefrom.
17. And what will make you know what the Day of Recompense is
18. Again, what will make you know what the Day of Recompense is
19. (It will be) the Day when no person shall have power for another, and the Decision, that Day, will be with Allah.
The Reward of the Righteous and the Sinners Allah informs of what the righteous will receive of delight.
They are those who obeyed Allah and did not meet Him with disobedience (sins). Then He mentions that the evildoers will be in Hell and eternal torment.
Due to this He says, (Therein they will enter, and taste its burning flame on the Day of Recompense,) meaning, the Day of Reckoning, Recompense, and Judgement. (And they will not be absent therefrom.) meaning, they will not be absent for even one hour from the torment.
The torment will not be lightened from them, nor will they be granted the death that they will be requesting, or any rest — not even for a single day. Allah then says, (And what will make you know what the Day of Recompense is) This is a magnification of the affair of the Day of Judgement.
Then Allah affirms it by saying, (Again, what will make you know what the Day of Recompense is) Then He explains this by saying, ((It will be) the Day when no person shall have power for another, ) meaning, no one will be able to benefit anyone else, or help him out of that which he will be in, unless Allah gives permission to whomever He wishes and is pleased with.
We will mention here a Hadith (where the Prophet said), (O children of Hashim! Save yourselves from the Fire, for I have no power to cause you any benefit from Allah.) This has been mentioned previously at the end of the Tafsir of Surat Ash-Shu`ara’ (see 26:214). Thus, Allah says, (and the Decision, that Day, will be with Allah.) “By Allah, the Decision is for Allah today (now), but on that Day no one will try to dispute with Him about it.”
This is the end of the Tafsir of Surat Al-Infitar. All praise and blessings are due to Allah, and He is the Giver of success and freedom from error.