Meaning of Quran

Al-Ghashiyah | The Overwhelming

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[88:1]
Has there come to you the description of the Overwhelming Event?

[88:2]
Many faces that day will be humbled,

[88:3]
laboring, exhausted.

[88:4]
They will enter into the scorching fire.

[88:5]
They will be made to drink water from a boiling spring.

[88:6]
There will be no food for them except from a thorny plant.

[88:7]
that will neither nourish, nor satisfy hunger.

[88:8]
Many faces that day will be full of glamour,

[88:9]
well pleased with their endeavor,

[88:10]
in a lofty garden,

[88:11]
in which they will not hear any absurd talk.

[88:12]
In it there is a flowing spring.

[88:13]
In it there are elevated couches

[88:14]
and goblets, well placed,

[88:15]
and cushions, arrayed.

[88:16]
and carpets, spread around.

[88:17]
So, do they not look at the camels how they are created,

[88:18]
and at the sky, how it is raised high,

[88:19]
and at the mountains, how they are installed,

[88:20]
and at the earth, how it is spread out?

[88:21]
So, (O Prophet,) keep on preaching; you are only a preacher.

[88:22]
You are not a taskmaster set up over them,

[88:23]
but whoever turns away and disbelieves,

[88:24]
Allah will punish him with the greatest torment.

[88:25]
Surely towards Us they have to return,

[88:26]
then it is Our job to call them to account.