[69:1] The Imminent Happening!
[69:2] What is the Imminent Happening?
[69:3] And what can let you know what the Imminent happening is?
[69:4] Thamud and Ad had denied (the happening of) the Shocking Event (the Day of Judgment).
[69:5] As for Thamud, they were destroyed by that (dreadful cry), which exceeded all limits.
[69:6] And as for Ad, they were destroyed by a violent windstorm
[69:7] that He imposed on them for seven nights and eight consecutive days; so you could see them thrown on the ground, as if they were trunks of hollow palm-trees.
[69:8] Now, do you see any remnant of them?
[69:9] And Firaun (Pharaoh) and those before him and the overthrown towns came up with evil,
[69:10] and they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so He seized them with an extremely severe seizure.
[69:11] When the water overflowed (in the Deluge of Nuh), We let you (O mankind,) board the floating ship,
[69:12] so that We make it a reminder for you, and so that a preserving ear (that hears their story) may preserve it.
[69:13] Then, once the Trumpet will be blown for the first time,
[69:14] and the earth and the mountains will be lifted and crushed into pieces with a single blow,
[69:15] then on that Day the Happening will happen,
[69:16] and the sky will burst apart, while it will have become frail on that day.
[69:17] And the angels will be on its borders. And on that Day, the Throne of your Lord will be carried above them by eight (angels).
[69:18] On that day, you will be brought forward in a way that no secret of yours will remain secret.
[69:19] Now, as for him who is given his book in his right hand, he will say (to his colleagues), ‘Come here, read my book.
[69:20] I was sure that I would encounter my reckoning’.
[69:21] So he will be in a well-pleasing life
[69:22] in a lofty garden,
[69:23] the fruits of which will be close at hand.
[69:24] (It will be said to such people,) ‘Eat and drink with pleasure, as a reward for what you did in advance during past days’.
[69:25] As for him who will be given his book in his left hand, he will say, ‘Oh, would that I had not been given my book,
[69:26] and I had never known what my account is!
[69:27] Oh, would that it (death) had been the end of the matter!
[69:28] My wealth has not been of any use to me.
[69:29] My power has gone from me for good’.
[69:30] (Then it will be said to angels,) ‘Seize him, then put a collar around his neck,
[69:31] and then, let him burn in the blazing fire.
[69:32] Thereafter, fasten him with a chain the measure of which is seventy hands’.
[69:33] Indeed, he did not believe in Allah, the Almighty,
[69:34] and did not persuade (others) to feed the needy.
[69:35] So, he has no friend here today,
[69:36] nor any food except that which comes out from wounds when washing,
[69:37] which is eaten by none but the sinners.
[69:38] I swear by what you see,
[69:39] and what you do not see,
[69:40] it is surely the speech of a noble Messenger, (that he conveys from Allah).
[69:41] and it is not the speech of a poet, (but) little you believe,
[69:42] nor is it the speech of a soothsayer, (but) little you heed to the advice.
[69:43] It is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
[69:44] Had he (the prophet) forged some statements in Our name,
[69:45] We would have certainly seized him by the right hand,
[69:46] and then severed his life-artery,
[69:47] and none of you could have saved him from it.
[69:48] It is infact a Reminder for the God-fearing.
[69:49] And, of course, We know that among you there are deniers.
[69:50] And surely, it is a cause of remorse for the disbelievers.
[69:51] And it is surely an absolute truth.
[69:52] So, pronounce the purity of the name of your magnificent Lord.