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Al-Waqi’ah | The Inevitable

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

[56:1] When the Imminent Event (of Doom) will occur,

[56:2] there will be no one to deny its occurrence.

[56:3] It will be abasing (some), exalting (others)

[56:4] when the earth will be jolted with a terrible jolt,

[56:5] and the mountains will be crumbled a thorough crumbling,

[56:6] until they will become dust, scattered in the air,

[56:7] and you will be (divided into) three categories.

[56:8] As for the People of the Right, how (lucky) are the People of the Right!

[56:9] And the People of the Left, how (wretched) are the People of the Left!

[56:10] And the Foremost are the foremost.

[56:11] Those are the ones blessed with nearness (to Allah)

[56:12] in gardens of bliss,

[56:13] many from the first generations,

[56:14] and a few from the later ones.

[56:15] (They will be sitting) on thrones woven with gold,

[56:16] reclining on them, facing each other.

[56:17] Immortal boys will rotate around them

[56:18] with bowls and jugs and a goblet of pure wine,

[56:19] from which they will neither suffer headache nor will they be intoxicated,

[56:20] and with fruits that they choose,

[56:21] and the flesh of birds that they desire.

[56:22] And (for them there will be) houris, having lovely big eyes,

[56:23] all (neat and clean) like a hidden pearl,

[56:24] as a reward for what they used to do.

[56:25] They will hear neither an absurd talk in it nor something leading to sin,

[56:26] but (they will hear) the words of Salam, Salam (as greetings).

[56:27] And the People of the right? How (lucky) are the People of the Right!

[56:28] (They will be) amid lote-trees with no thorns,

[56:29] and the trees of Talh, (banana, or a fragrant tree) having layers one upon the other,

[56:30] and a shade, spread all over,

[56:31] and water, poured forth,

[56:32] and a lot of fruits,

[56:33] neither interrupted (in any season), nor prohibited,

[56:34] and mattresses of high quality.

[56:35] Surely We have made up those females in a special creation,

[56:36] and have made them virgins,

[56:37] amorous to their husbands, matching them in age,

[56:38] for the People of the Right,

[56:39] (comprising) many from the first generations,

[56:40] and many from the later ones.

[56:41] And the People of the Left? How (wretched) are the People of the Left!

[56:42] (They will be) in scorching wind and boiling water,

[56:43] and in a shade of black smoke,

[56:44] neither cool nor graceful.

[56:45] They were earlier in luxuries,

[56:46] and used to persist in major sins,

[56:47] and used to say, ‘Is it that when we die and become dust is it that we will be raised again,

[56:48] and our ancient fathers as well?’.

[56:49] Say, ‘All the earlier and the later ones

[56:50] will be gathered together for a fixed time of a specified Day’.

[56:51] Then O you, the erring, the denying people,

[56:52] you will have to eat from the tree of zaqqum,

[56:53] and to fill with it the bellies,

[56:54] then on top of it, you will have to drink boiling water,

[56:55] and to drink like camels suffering from the disease of over-thirst.

[56:56] This will be their welcome entertainment on the Day of Requital.

[56:57] We have created you; then why do you not believe in it?

[56:58] So, tell Me about the semen you drop (in the wombs):

[56:59] Is it you who create it, or are We the Creator?

[56:60] We have appointed (the times of) death among you, and We cannot be frustrated

[56:61] from replacing you with others like you, and creating you (afresh) in that (form) which you do not know.

[56:62] And you certainly know the first creation; then why do you not take lesson?

[56:63] Well, tell Me about that (seed) which you sow:

[56:64] Is it you who grow it, or are We the One who grows?

[56:65]If We so will, We can certainly make it crumble, and you will remain wondering,

[56:66] (and saying,), ‘We are laden with debt,

[56:67] rather we are totally deprived’.

[56:68] Again, tell Me about the water you drink:

[56:69]  Is it you who have brought it down from the clouds, or are We the One who sends (it) down?

[56:70] If We so will, We can make it bitter in taste. So why do you not offer gratitude?

[56:71] Now tell Me about the fire you kindle:

[56:72] Is it you who have originated its tree, 5 or are We the Originator?

[56:73] We have made it a reminder (of Our infinite power, and of the fire of Hell) and a benefit for travelers in deserts.

[56:74] So, proclaim purity of the name of your Lord, the Magnificent.

[56:75] So, I swear by the setting places of the stars,

[56:76] and indeed it is a great oath if you are to appreciate

[56:77] it is surely the Noble Qur‘an,

[56:78] (recorded already) in a protected book (i.e. the Preserved Tablet)

[56:79] that is not touched except by the purified ones (the angels).

[56:80] a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

[56:81] Is it this discourse that you take lightly,

[56:82] and take your denial as your livelihood?

[56:83] So why (do you) not (intervene) when the soul (of a dying person) reaches the throat,

[56:84] and you are watching?

[56:85] And We are closer to him than you, but you do not perceive.

[56:86] So, if you are not going to be recompensed (in the Hereafter for your deeds), then why do you not

[56:87] bring the soul back, if you are truthful?

[56:88] So, in case he (the dying person) is from among those blessed with nearness,

[56:89] then (for him) there is comfort and fragrance and garden of bliss.

[56:90] And in case he is from among the People of the Right,

[56:91] then, (it will be said to him,) ‘Peace is for you, as you are one of the People of the Right’.

[56:92] But if he is one of the deniers, the astray,

[56:93] then (for him) there is entertainment from boiling water,

[56:94] and burning in the Hell.

[56:95] Indeed this is certainty in its true sense.

[56:96] So, proclaim purity of the name of your Lord, the Magnificent.