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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.