بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
1 . When the Event inevitable cometh to pass,
2 . Then will no (soul) entertain falsehood concerning its coming.
3 . (Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt;
4 . When the earth shall be shaken to its depths,
5 . And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms,
6 . Becoming dust scattered abroad,
7 . And ye shall be sorted out into three classes.
8 . Then (there will be) the Companions of the Right Hand;- What will be the Companions of the Right Hand?
9 . And the Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?
10 . And those Foremost (in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter).
11 . These will be those Nearest to Allah.
12 . In Gardens of Bliss:
13 . A number of people from those of old,
14 . And a few from those of later times.
15 . (They will be) on Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones),
16 . Reclining on them, facing each other.
17 . Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness),
18 . With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains:
19 . No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication:
20 . And with fruits, any that they may select:
21 . And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire.
22 . And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes,-
23 . Like unto Pearls well-guarded.
24 . A Reward for the deeds of their past (life).
25 . Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,-
26 . Only the saying, "Peace! Peace".
27 . The Companions of the Right Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Right Hand?
28 . (They will be) among Lote-trees without thorns,
29 . Among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another,-
30 . In shade long-extended,
31 . By water flowing constantly,
32 . And fruit in abundance.
33 . Whose season is not limited, nor (supply) forbidden,
34 . And on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high.
35 . We have created (their Companions) of special creation.
36 . And made them virgin - pure (and undefiled), -
37 . Beloved (by nature), equal in age,-
38 . For the Companions of the Right Hand.
39 . A (goodly) number from those of old,
40 . And a (goodly) number from those of later times.
41 . The Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?
42 . (They will be) in the midst of a Fierce Blast of Fire and in Boiling Water,
43 . And in the shades of Black Smoke:
44 . Nothing (will there be) to refresh, nor to please:
45 . For that they were wont to be indulged, before that, in wealth (and luxury),
46 . And persisted obstinately in wickedness supreme!
47 . And they used to say, "What! when we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised up again?-
48 . "(We) and our fathers of old?"
49 . Say: "Yea, those of old and those of later times,
50 . "All will certainly be gathered together for the meeting appointed for a Day well-known.
51 . "Then will ye truly,- O ye that go wrong, and treat (Truth) as Falsehood!-
52 . "Ye will surely taste of the Tree of Zaqqum.
53 . "Then will ye fill your insides therewith,
54 . "And drink Boiling Water on top of it:
55 . "Indeed ye shall drink like diseased camels raging with thirst!"
56 . Such will be their entertainment on the Day of Requital!
57 . It is We Who have created you: why will ye not witness the Truth?
58 . Do ye then see?- The (human Seed) that ye throw out,-
59 . Is it ye who create it, or are We the Creators?
60 . We have decreed Death to be your common lot, and We are not to be frustrated
61 . from changing your Forms and creating you (again) in (forms) that ye know not.
62 . And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?
63 . See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground?
64 . Is it ye that cause it to grow, or are We the Cause?
65 . Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder, and ye would be left in wonderment,
66 . (Saying), "We are indeed left with debts (for nothing):
67 . "Indeed are we shut out (of the fruits of our labour)"
68 . See ye the water which ye drink?
69 . Do ye bring it down (in rain) from the cloud or do We?
70 . Were it Our Will, We could make it salt (and unpalatable): then why do ye not give thanks?
71 . See ye the Fire which ye kindle?
72 . Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire, or do We grow it?
73 . We have made it a memorial (of Our handiwork), and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts.
74 . Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme!
75 . Furthermore I call to witness the setting of the Stars,-
76 . And that is indeed a mighty adjuration if ye but knew,-
77 . That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,
78 . In Book well-guarded,
79 . Which none shall touch but those who are clean:
80 . A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
81 . Is it such a Message that ye would hold in light esteem?
82 . And have ye made it your livelihood that ye should declare it false?
83 . Then why do ye not (intervene) when (the soul of the dying man) reaches the throat,-
84 . And ye the while (sit) looking on,-
85 . But We are nearer to him than ye, and yet see not,-
86 . Then why do ye not,- If you are exempt from (future) account,-
87 . Call back the soul, if ye are true (in the claim of independence)?
88 . Thus, then, if he be of those Nearest to Allah,
89 . (There is for him) Rest and Satisfaction, and a Garden of Delights.
90 . And if he be of the Companions of the Right Hand,
91 . (For him is the salutation), "Peace be unto thee", from the Companions of the Right Hand.
92 . And if he be of those who treat (Truth) as Falsehood, who go wrong,
93 . For him is Entertainment with Boiling Water.
94 . And burning in Hell-Fire.
95 . Verily, this is the Very Truth and Certainly.
96 . So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme.