Quran in English - Translated by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani
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88. The Overwhelming | al-Ghashiyah

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.