1 . When the event befalleth -
2 . There is no denying that it will befall -
3 . Abasing (some), exalting (others);
4 . When the earth is shaken with a shock
5 . And the hills are ground to powder
6 . So that they become a scattered dust,
7 . And ye will be three kinds:
8 . (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?
9 . And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand?
10 . And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race:
11 . Those are they who will be brought nigh
12 . In gardens of delight;
13 . A multitude of those of old
14 . And a few of those of later time.
15 . On lined couches,
16 . Reclining therein face to face.
17 . There wait on them immortal youths
18 . With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring
19 . Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness,
20 . And fruit that they prefer
21 . And flesh of fowls that they desire.
22 . And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes,
23 . Like unto hidden pearls,
24 . Reward for what they used to do.
25 . There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination
26 . (Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace.
27 . And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?
28 . Among thornless lote-trees
29 . And clustered plantains,
30 . And spreading shade,
31 . And water gushing,
32 . And fruit in plenty
33 . Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden,
34 . And raised couches;
35 . Lo! We have created them a (new) creation
36 . And made them virgins,
37 . Lovers, friends,
38 . For those on the right hand;
39 . A multitude of those of old
40 . And a multitude of those of later time.
41 . And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand?
42 . In scorching wind and scalding water
43 . And shadow of black smoke,
44 . Neither cool nor refreshing.
45 . Lo! heretofore they were effete with luxury
46 . And used to persist in the awful sin.
47 . And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again,
48 . And also our forefathers?
49 . Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! those of old and those of later time
50 . Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day.
51 . Then lo! ye, the erring, the deniers,
52 . Ye verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum
53 . And will fill your bellies therewith;
54 . And thereon ye will drink of boiling water,
55 . Drinking even as the camel drinketh.
56 . This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.
57 . We created you. Will ye then admit the truth?
58 . Have ye seen that which ye emit?
59 . Do ye create it or are We the Creator?
60 . We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun,
61 . That We may transfigure you and make you what ye know not.
62 . And verily ye know the first creation. Why, then, do ye not reflect?
63 . Have ye seen that which ye cultivate?
64 . Is it ye who foster it, or are We the Fosterer?
65 . If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would ye cease not to exclaim:
66 . Lo! we are laden with debt!
67 . Nay, but we are deprived!
68 . Have ye observed the water which ye drink?
69 . Is it ye who shed it from the raincloud, or are We the Shedder?
70 . If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why then, give ye not thanks?
71 . Have ye observed the fire which ye strike out;
72 . Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the grower?
73 . We, even We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the wilderness.
74 . Therefor (O Muhammad), praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous.
75 . Nay, I swear by the places of the stars -
76 . And lo! that verily is a tremendous oath, if ye but knew -
77 . That (this) is indeed a noble Qur´an
78 . In a Book kept hidden
79 . Which none toucheth save the purified,
80 . A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
81 . Is it this Statement that ye scorn,
82 . And make denial thereof your livelihood?
83 . Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying)
84 . And ye are at that moment looking
85 . - And We are nearer unto him than ye are, but ye see not -
86 . Why then, if ye are not in bondage (unto Us),
87 . Do ye not force it back, if ye are truthful?
88 . Thus if he is of those brought nigh,
89 . Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of delight.
90 . And if he is of those on the right hand,
91 . Then (the greeting) "Peace be unto thee" from those on the right hand.
92 . But if he is of the rejecters, the erring,
93 . Then the welcome will be boiling water
94 . And roasting at hell-fire.
95 . Lo! this is certain truth.
96 . Therefor (O Muhammad) praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous.