In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. When the Event
(i.e. the Day of Resurrection) befalls.
2. And there can
be no denying of its befalling.
3. It will bring
low (some); (and others) it will exalt;
4. When the earth
will be shaken with a terrible shake.
5. And the mountains
will be powdered to dust.
6. So that they will
become floating dust particles.
7. And you (all)
will be in three kinds (i.e. separate groups).
8. So those on the
Right Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Records in their
right hands), Who will be those on the Right Hand? (As a respect
for them, because they will enter Paradise).
9. And those on the
Left Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Record in their
left hands), Who will be those on the Left Hand? (As a disgrace
for them, because they will enter Hell).
10. And those foremost
[(in Islâmic Faith of Monotheism and in performing righteous
deeds) in the life of this world on the very first call for to
embrace Islâm,] will be foremost (in Paradise).
11. These will be
those nearest to Allâh.
12. In the Gardens
of delight (Paradise).
13. A multitude of those
(foremost) will be from the first generations (who embraced Islâm).
14. And a few of
those (foremost) will be from the later time (generations).
15. (They will be)
on thrones woven with gold and precious stones,
16. Reclining thereon,
face to face.
17. They will be served
by immortal boys,
18. With cups, and
jugs, and a glass from the flowing wine,
19. Wherefrom they
will get neither any aching of the head, nor any intoxication.
20. And fruit; that
they may choose.
21. And the flesh
of fowls that they desire.
22. And (there will
be) Houris (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes (as wives
for the pious),
23. Like unto preserved
24. A reward for
what they used to do.
25. No Laghw
(dirty, false, evil vain talk) will they hear therein, nor any
sinful speech (like backbiting, etc.).
26. But only the
saying of: Salâm!, Salâm! (greetings with peace)
27. And those on
the Right Hand, Who will be those on the Right Hand?
28. (They will be)
among thornless lote-trees,
29. Among Talh
(banana-trees) with fruits piled one above another,
30. In shade long-extended,
31. By water flowing
32. And fruit in
33. Whose season
is not limited, and their supply will not be cut off,
34. And on couches
or thrones, raised high.
35. Verily, We have
created them (maidens) of special creation.
36. And made them
37. Loving (their
husbands only), equal in age.
38. For those on
the Right Hand.
39. A multitude of
those (on the Right Hand) will be from the first generation (who
40. And a multitude
of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the later times (generations).
41. And those on
the Left Hand Who will be those on the Left Hand?
42. In fierce hot
wind and boiling water,
43. And shadow of
44. (That shadow)
neither cool, nor (even) good,
45. Verily, before
that, they indulged in luxury,
46. And were persisting
in great sin (joining partners in worship along with Allâh,
committing murders and other crimes, etc.)
47. And they used
to say: "When we die and become dust and bones, shall we
then indeed be resurrected?
48. "And also
49. Say (O Muhammad
SAW): "(Yes) verily, those of
old, and those of later times.
50. "All will
surely be gathered together for appointed Meeting of a known Day.
51. "Then moreover,
verily, you the erring-ones, the deniers (of Resurrection)!
52. "You verily
will eat of the trees of Zaqqûm.
53. "Then you
will fill your bellies therewith,
54. "And drink
boiling water on top of it,
55. "So you
will drink (that) like thirsty camels!"
56. That will be
their entertainment on the Day of Recompense!
57. We created you,
then why do you believe not?
58. Then tell Me
(about) the human semen that you emit.
59. Is it you who
create it (i.e. make this semen into a perfect human being), or
are We the Creator?
60. We have decreed
death to you all, and We are not unable,
61. To transfigure
you and create you in (forms) that you know not.
62. And indeed, you
have already known the first form of creation (i.e. the creation
of Adam), why then do you not remember or take heed?
63. Tell Me! The
seed that you sow in the ground.
64. Is it you that
make it grow, or are We the Grower?
65. Were it Our Will,
We could crumble it to dry pieces, and you would be regretful
(or left in wonderment).
66. (Saying): "We
are indeed Mughramûn (i.e. ruined or lost the money
without any profit, or punished by the loss of all that we spend
for cultivation, etc.)! [See Tafsir Al-Qurtubî, Vol.
17, Page 219]
67. "Nay, but
we are deprived!"
68. Tell Me! The
water that you drink.
69. Is it you who
cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer
of it to come down?
70. If We willed,
We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you
not give thanks (to Allâh)?
71. Tell Me! The
fire which you kindle,
72. Is it you who
made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower?
73. We have made
it a Reminder (for the Hell-fire, in the Hereafter); and an article
of use for the travellers (and all the others, in this world).
74. Then glorify
with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great.
75. So I swear by
Mawâqi (setting or the mansions, etc.) of the stars
76. And verily, that
is indeed a great oath, if you but know.
77. That (this) is
indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur'ân).
78. In a Book well-guarded
(with Allâh in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz).
79. Which (that Book
with Allâh) none can touch but the purified (i.e. the angels).
80. A Revelation
(this Qur'ân) from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind,
jinns and all that exists).
81. Is it such a
talk (this Qur'an) that you (disbelievers) deny?
82. And instead (of
thanking Allâh) for the provision He gives you, on the contrary,
you deny Him (by disbelief)!
83. Then why do you
not (intervene) when (the soul of a dying person) reaches the
84. And you at the
moment are looking on,
85. But We (i.e.
Our angels who take the soul) are nearer to him than you, but
you see not, [Tafsir At-Tabarî, Vol.27, Page 209]
86. Then why do you
not, if you are exempt from the reckoning and recompense (punishment,
87. Bring back the
soul (to its body), if you are truthful?
88. Then, if he (the
dying person) be of the Muqarrabûn (those brought
near to Allâh),
89. (There is for
him) rest and provision, and a Garden of delights (Paradise).
90. And if he (the
dying person) be of those on the Right Hand,
91. Then there is
safety and peace (from the Punishment of Allâh) for (you
as you are from) those on the Right Hand.
92. But if he (the
dying person) be of the denying (of the Resurrection), the erring
(away from the Right Path of Islâmic Monotheism),
93. Then for him
is entertainment with boiling water.
94. And burning in
95. Verily, this!
This is an absolute Truth with certainty.
96. So glorify with
praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great.