1 . Of what ask they?
2 . Of the mighty Announcement,
3 . Concerning which they differ.
4 . By no means! anon they shall know.
5 . Again, by no means! anon they shall know.
6 . Have We not made the earth an expanse.
7 . And the mountains as stakes?
8 . And We have created you in pairs.
9 . And We have made your sleep as a rest.
10 . And We have made the night a covering.
11 . And We have made the day for seeking livelihood.
12 . And We have builded over you seven strong heavens.
13 . And We have set therein lamps glowing.
14 . And We have sent down from the rain-clouds water plenteous.
15 . So that We bring forth thereby corn and vegetation.
16 . And gardens thick with trees.
17 . Verily the Day of Decision is a time appointed.
18 . It is a Day whereon the trumpet will be blown, and ye will come in multitudes.
19 . And the heaven will have been opened, and it will have become doors.
20 . And the mountains will have been removed away, and they will have become as mirage.
21 . Verily the Hell is an ambuscade:
22 . For the exorbitant a receptacle.
23 . They will tarry therein for ages.
24 . They will not taste therein cool or any drink.
25 . Save scalding water and corruption.
26 . Recompense fitted!
27 . Verily they were wont not to look for a reckoning.
28 . And they belied Our revelations with strong belying.
29 . And everything We have recorded in a book.
30 . Taste therefore. We shall not increase you in aught but torment.
31 . Verily for the God-fearing is an achievement.
32 . Gardens enclosed and vineyards,
33 . And full-breasted maidens of equal age.
34 . And a cup overflowing.
35 . They will hear therein no babble nor falsehood:
36 . A recompense from thy Lord-a gift sufficient -
37 . From the Lord of the heavens and the earth and of whatsoever is in bet-ween them, the Compassionate with Whom they can demand not audience.
38 . On the Day whereon the spirits and the angels will stand arrayed, they will not be able to speak save him whom the Compassionate giveth leave and who speaketh aright.
39 . That is the Sure Day. Whosoever therefore willeth, let him betake Unto his Lord a resort.
40 . Verily We! We have warned you of a torment nigh at hand, a Day whereon a man shall behold that which his hands have sent forth, and the infidel will say: would that I were dust!