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1 . Whereof do they question one another?

2 . (It is) of the awful tidings,

3 . Concerning which they are in disagreement.

4 . Nay, but they will come to know!

5 . Nay, again, but they will come to know!

6 . Have We not made the earth an expanse,

7 . And the high hills bulwarks?

8 . And We have created you in pairs,

9 . And have appointed your sleep for repose,

10 . And have appointed the night as a cloak,

11 . And have appointed the day for livelihood.

12 . And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

13 . And have appointed a dazzling lamp,

14 . And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water,

15 . Thereby to produce grain and plant,

16 . And gardens of thick foliage.

17 . Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,

18 . A day when the trumpet is blown and ye come in multitudes,

19 . And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,

20 . And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.

21 . Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,

22 . A home for the rebellious.

23 . They will abide therein for ages.

24 . Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink

25 . Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:

26 . Reward proportioned (to their evil deeds).

27 . For lo! they looked not for a reckoning;

28 . They called Our revelations false with strong denial.

29 . Everything have We recorded in a Book.

30 . So taste (of that which ye have earned). No increase do We give you save of torment.

31 . Lo! for the duteous is achievement -

32 . Gardens enclosed and vineyards,

33 . And voluptuous women of equal age;

34 . And a full cup.

35 . There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying -

36 . Requital from thy Lord - a gift in payment -

37 . Lord of the heavens and the earth, and (all) that is between them, the Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.

38 . On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed, they speak not, saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who speaketh right.

39 . That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse unto his Lord.

40 . Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: "Would that I were dust!"