52. The Mountain


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. By the Mount (of Revelation);

  2. By a Decree inscribed

  3. In a Scroll unfolded;

  4. By the much-frequented Fane;

  5. By the Canopy Raised High;

  6. And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-

  7. Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeedcome to pass;-

  8. There is none can avert it;-

  9. On the Day when the firmament will be indreadful commotion.

  10. And the mountains will fly hither andthither.

  11. 11. Then woe that Day to those thattreat (Truth) as Falsehood;-

  12. That play (and paddle) in shallowtrifles.

  13. That Day shall they be thrust down tothe Fire of Hell, irresistibly.

  14. "This:, it will be said, "Is the Fire,-which ye were wont to deny!

  15. "Is this then a fake, or is it ye thatdo not see?

  16. "Burn ye therein: the same is it to youwhether ye bear it with patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense ofyour (own) deeds."

  17. As to the Righteous, they will be inGardens, and in Happiness,-

  18. Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lordhath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty ofthe Fire.

  19. (To them will be said:) "Eat and drinkye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds."

  20. They will recline (with ease) on Thrones(of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, withbeautiful big and lustrous eyes.

  21. And those who believe and whose familiesfollow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall Wedeprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is eachindividual in pledge for his deeds.

  22. And We shall bestow on them, of fruitand meat, anything they shall desire.

  23. They shall there exchange, one withanother, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.

  24. Round about them will serve, (devoted)to them. Youths (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.

  25. They will advance to each other,engaging in mutual enquiry.

  26. They will say: "Aforetime, we were notwithout fear for the sake of our people.

  27. "But Allah has been good to us, and hasdelivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.

  28. "Truly, we did call unto Him from ofold: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"

  29. Therefore proclaim thou the praises (ofthy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer,nor art thou one possessed.

  30. Or do they say:- "A Poet! we await forhim some calamity (hatched) by Time!"

  31. Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will waitalong with you!"

  32. Is it that their faculties ofunderstanding urge them to this, or are they but a people transgressingbeyond bounds?

  33. Or do they say, "He fabricated the(Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!

  34. Let them then produce a recital likeunto it,- If (it be) they speak the truth!

  35. Were they created of nothing, or werethey themselves the creators?

  36. 36. Or did they create the heavens andthe earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.

  37. Or are the Treasures of thy Lord withthem, or are they the managers (of affairs)?

  38. Or have they a ladder, by which they can(climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listenerof theirs produce a manifest proof.

  39. Or has He only daughters and ye havesons?

  40. Or is it that thou dost ask for areward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-

  41. Or that the Unseen in it their hands,and they write it down?

  42. Or do they intend a plot (against thee)?But those who defy Allah are themselves involved in a Plot!

  43. Or have they a god other than Allah.Exalted is Allah far above the things they associate with Him!

  44. Were they to see a piece of the skyfalling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

  45. So leave them alone until they encounterthat Day of theirs, wherein they shall (perforce) swoon (with terror),-

  46. The Day when their plotting will availthem nothing and no help shall be given them.

  47. And verily, for those who do wrong,there is another punishment besides this: But most of them understand not.

  48. Now await in patience the command of thyLord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lordthe while thou standest forth,

  49. And for part of the night also praisethou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!