In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful
1. The Reality (i.e.
the Day of Resurrection)!
2. What is the Reality?
3. And what will
make you know what the Reality is?
4. Thamûd and
'Ad people denied the Qâri'ah [the striking Hour
5. As for Thamûd,
they were destroyed by the awful cry!
6. And as for 'Ad,
they were destroyed by a furious violent wind;
7. Which Allâh
imposed on them for seven nights and eight days in succession,
so that you could see men lying overthrown (destroyed), as if
they were hollow trunks of date-palms!
8. Do you see any
remnants of them?
9. And Fir'aun (Pharaoh),
and those before him, and the cities overthrown [the towns of
the people of [Lout (Lot)] committed sin,
10. And they disobeyed
their Lord's Messenger, so He punished them with a strong punishment.
11. Verily! When
the water rose beyond its limits [Nûh's (Noah) Flood], We
carried you (mankind) in the floating [ship that was constructed
by Nûh (Noah)].
12. That We might
make it a remembrance for you, and the keen ear (person) may (hear
and) understand it.
13. Then when the
Trumpet will be blown with one blowing (the first one),
14. And the earth
and the mountains shall be removed from their places, and crushed
with a single crushing,
15. Then on that
Day shall the (Great) Event befall,
16. And the heaven
will split asunder, for that Day it (the heaven will be frail
(weak), and torn up,
17. And the angels
will be on its sides, and eight angels will, that Day, bear the
Throne of your Lord above them.
18. That Day shall
you be brought to Judgement, not a secret of you will be hidden.
19. Then as for him
who will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Take,
read my Record!
I did believe that I shall meet my Account!"
21. So he shall be
in a life, well-pleasing.
22. In a lofty Paradise,
23. The fruits in
bunches whereof will be low and near at hand.
24. Eat and drink
at ease for that which you have sent on before you in days past!
25. But as for him
who will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "I
wish that I had not been given my Record!
26. "And that
I had never known, how my Account is?
27. "I wish,
would that it had been my end (death)!
28. "My wealth
has not availed me,
29. "My power
and arguments (to defend myself) have gone from me!"
30. (It will be said):
"Seize him and fetter him,
31. Then throw him
in the blazing Fire.
32. "Then fasten
him with a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits!"
33. Verily, He used
not to believe in Allâh, the Most Great,
34. And urged not
on the feeding of AlMiskîn (the poor),
35. So no friend
has he here this Day,
36. Nor any food
except filth from the washing of wounds,
37. None will eat
except the Khâti'ûn (sinners, disbelievers,
38. So I swear by
whatsoever you see,
39. And by whatsoever
you see not,
40. That this is
verily the word of an honoured Messenger [i.e. Jibrael (Gabriel)
or Muhammad SAW
which he has brought from Allâh].
41. It is not the
word of a poet, little is that you believe!
42. Nor is it the
word of a soothsayer (or a foreteller), little is that you remember!
43. This is the Revelation
sent down from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns
and all that exists).
44. And if he (Muhammad
SAW) had forged a false saying concerning
Us (Allâh Ìá ÌáÇáå),
45. We surely should
have seized him by his right hand (or with power and might),
46. And then certainly
should have cut off his life artery (Aorta),
47. And none of you
could withhold Us from (punishing) him.
48. And verily, this
Qur'ân is a Reminder for the Muttaqûn (pious
- see V.2:2).
49. And verily, We
know that there are some among you that belie (this Qur'ân).
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50. And indeed it
(this Qur'ân) will be an anguish for the disbelievers (on
the Day of Resurrection).
51. And Verily, it
(this Qur'ân) is an absolute truth with certainty
52. So glorify the
Name of your Lord, the Most Great.