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wayawma
وَيَوْمَ
And (the) Day
tashaqqaqu
تَشَقَّقُ
will split open
l-samāu
ٱلسَّمَآءُ
the heavens
bil-ghamāmi
بِٱلْغَمَٰمِ
with the clouds
wanuzzila
وَنُزِّلَ
and (will be) sent down
l-malāikatu
ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ
the Angels,
tanzīlan
تَنزِيلًا
descending.

Wa Yawma tashaqqaqus samaaa'u bilghamaami wa nuzzilal malaaa'ikatu tanzeela

Sahih International:

And [mention] the Day when the heaven will split open with [emerging] clouds, and the angels will be sent down in successive descent.

1 A. J. Arberry

Upon the day that heaven is split asunder with the clouds and the angels are sent down in majesty,

2 Abdul Haleem

On the Day when the sky and its clouds are split apart and the angels sent down in streams,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And on the Day whereon the heaven shall be rent asunderg from the q clouds and the angelhall be sent downll with a great descending.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

The Day the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and angels shall be sent down, descending (in ranks),-

5 Abul Ala Maududi

On that Day, a cloud will appear rending the sky and the angels will be senthi down rank after rank.

6 Ahmed Ali

The day the heavens splits asunder with a dazzling white cloud gathering and the angels descend in a continuous stream,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And the day when the sky will be split asunder with clouds and the angels will be sent down in full.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

The day when the sky with its clouds will be split open, and the angels will be sent down [in a majestic] descent,

9 Ali Ünal

On that Day the heaven will split asunder with the clouds (covering it) and the angels will be made to descend in a majestic descending.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Call to mind) the day when the heaven shall burst and melt into raining clouds and the angels shall be made to descend in large numbers;

11 English Literal

And a day/time the sky/space splits/cracks open with the clouds, and the angels were descended descent.

12 Faridul Haque

And the day when the sky will be split asunder with clouds and the angels will be sent down in full.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

The companions of the Garden on that day shall be in a better abiding-place and a better noonday rest.

14 Hilali & Khan

And (remember) the Day when the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and the angels will be sent down, with a grand descending.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

The owners of the Garden will on that day be in a better abiding-place and a fairer resting-place.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And on the day when the heaven shall burst asunder with the clouds, and the angels shall be sent down descending (in ranks).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

A day when the heaven with the clouds will be rent asunder and the angels will be sent down, a grand descent.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

On that day the sky will be crystal blue, clear of clouds. The angels will descend in groups

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

On that Day, the heaven is split asunder with clouds and the angels are sent down in majesty,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And (remember) the Day when the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and the angels will be sent down, with a grand descending.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

On a Day when the sky will split open with its clouds and the angels are sent down rank upon rank,

22 Talal Itani

The Day when the sky is cleft with clouds, and the angels are sent down in streams.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And on the day when the heaven, each of the [seven] heavens, will be split asunder with the clouds, in other words, [split asunder] together with them [the clouds] (al-ghamm is white cloud) and the angels will be sent down, from every heaven, in a [majestic] descent, and this is the Day of Resurrection (it [yawma, `on the day'] is in the accusative because of an implied [preceding] udhkur, `mention'; a variant reading [for tashaqqaqu] is tashshaqqaqu, `will be split asunder', where the second t' [of the original form tatashaqqaqu] has been assimilated with it the [the shn]; another variant reading [instead of nuzzila al- mal'ikatu, `the angels will be sent down'] has nunzilu al-mal'ikata, `We will send down the angels');

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Terrors of the Day of Resurrection, and how the Wrongdoers will wish that They had taken a Path with the Messenger

Allah tells;

وَيَوْمَ تَشَقَّقُ السَّمَاء بِالْغَمَامِ وَنُزِّلَ الْمَلَيِكَةُ تَنزِيلً



And (remember) the Day when the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and the angels will be sent down, with a grand descending.

Here Allah tells us about the terror of the Day of Resurrection and the tremendous events that will happen, including the splitting of heavens when they are pierced by the clouds, that is the shadow of the magnificent light which dazzles all sight.

The angels of heaven will come down on that Day and surround all creatures at the place of gathering, then the Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, will come to pass judgement.

Mujahid said,

This is as Allah says;

هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلاَّ أَن يَأْتِيَهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي ظُلَلٍ مِّنَ الْغَمَامِ وَالْمَلَـيِكَةُ

Do they then wait for anything other than that Allah should come to them in the shadows of the clouds and the angels. (2;210