1. By the Mount
2. By a Decree inscribed
3. In a Scroll unfolded;
4. By the much-frequented
5. By the Canopy Raised
6. And by the Ocean filled
7. Verily, the Doom of
thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
8. There is none can
9. On the Day when the
firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
10. And the mountains
will fly hither and thither.
11. Then woe that Day
to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-
12. That play (and paddle)
in shallow trifles.
13. That Day shall they
be thrust down to the Fire of Hell, irresistibly.
14. "This:, it will
be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye were wont to deny!
15. "Is this then a
fake, or is it ye that do not see?
16. "Burn ye therein:
the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not:
Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."
17. As to the Righteous,
they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-
18. Enjoying the (Bliss)
which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver
them from the Penalty of the Fire.
19. (To them will be
said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your
20. They will recline
(with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall
join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.
21. And those who believe
and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join
their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught
of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
22. And We shall bestow
on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
23. They shall there
exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free
of all taint of ill.
24. Round about them
will serve, (devoted) to them. Youths (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
25. They will advance
to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
26. They will say: "Aforetime,
we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
27. "But Allah has been
good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching
28. "Truly, we did call
unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"
29. Therefore proclaim
thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou
art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.
30. Or do they say:-
"A Poet! we await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"
31. Say thou: "Await
ye!- I too will wait along with you!"
32. Is it that their
faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are they but a
people transgressing beyond bounds?
33. Or do they say,
"He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!
34. Let them then produce
a recital like unto it,- If (it be) they speak the truth!
35. Were they created
of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
36. Or did they create
the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.
37. Or are the Treasures
of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers (of affairs)?
38. Or have they a ladder,
by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)?
Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.
39. Or has He only daughters
and ye have sons?
40. Or is it that thou
dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of
41. Or that the Unseen
in it their hands, and they write it down?
42. Or do they intend
a plot (against thee)? But those who defy Allah are themselves involved
in a Plot!
43. Or have they a god
other than Allah. Exalted is Allah far above the things they associate
44. Were they to see
a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds
gathered in heaps!"
45. So leave them alone
until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall (perforce)
swoon (with terror),-
46. The Day when their
plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them.
47. And verily, for
those who do wrong, there is another punishment besides this: But
most of them understand not.
48. Now await in patience
the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate
the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,
49. And for part of
the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!