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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] labouring, 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 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 endeavour,

[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 and 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.