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1 . Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?

2 . Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.

3 . We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).

4 . For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.

5 . As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur,-

6 . A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.

7 . They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.

8 . And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-

9 . (Saying),"We feed you for the sake of Allah alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.

10 . "We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."

11 . But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and (blissful) Joy.

12 . And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.

13 . Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun´s (excessive heat) nor (the moon´s) excessive cold.

14 . And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit), there, will hang low in humility.

15 . And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,-

16 . Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes).

17 . And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-

18 . A fountain there, called Salsabil.

19 . And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.

20 . And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.

21 . Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.

22 . "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."

23 . It is We Who have sent down the Qur´an to thee by stages.

24 . Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord, and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.

25 . And celebrate the name of thy Lord morning and evening,

26 . And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.

27 . As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.

28 . It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.

29 . This is an admonition: Whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.

30 . But ye will not, except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.

31 . He will admit to His Mercy whom He will; But the wrong-doers,- for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.