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!"