78. The Great Event

  1. Concerning what are they disputing?

  2. Concerning the Great News,

  3. About which they cannot agree.

  4. Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!

  5. Verily, verily they shall soon (come to)know!

  6. Have We not made the earth as a wideexpanse,

  7. And the mountains as pegs?

  8. And (have We not) created you in pairs,

  9. And made your sleep for rest,

  10. And made the night as a covering,

  11. And made the day as a means ofsubsistence?

  12. And (have We not) built over you theseven firmaments,

  13. And placed (therein) a Light ofSplendour?

  14. And do We not send down from the cloudswater in abundance,

  15. That We may produce therewith corn andvegetables,

  16. And gardens of luxurious growth?

  17. Verily the Day of Sorting out is a thingappointed,

  18. The Day that the Trumpet shall besounded, and ye shall come forth in crowds;

  19. And the heavens shall be opened as ifthere were doors,

  20. And the mountains shall vanish, as ifthey were a mirage.

  21. Truly Hell is as a place of ambush,

  22. For the transgressors a place ofdestination:

  23. They will dwell therein for ages.

  24. Nothing cool shall they taste therein,nor any drink,

  25. Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark,murky, intensely cold,

  26. A fitting recompense (for them).

  27. For that they used not to fear anyaccount (for their deeds),

  28. But they (impudently) treated Our Signsas false.

  29. And all things have We preserved onrecord.

  30. “So taste ye (the fruits of your deeds);for no increase shall We grant you, except in Punishment.”

  31. Verily for the Righteous there will be Afulfilment of the (The Heart’s) desires;

  32. Gardens enclosed, and grapevines;

  33. Companions of Equal Age;

  34. And a Cup full (To the Brim).

  35. No Vanity shall they hear Therein, norUntruth,

  36. Recompense from thy Lord, A Gift,(amply) sufficient

  37. (From) the Lord Of the heavens And theearth, And all between- (Allah) Most Gracious: None shall have  power Toargue with Him.

  38. The Day that The Spirit and the angelsWill stand forth in ranks, None shall speak Except any who is  Permitted by(Allah) Most Gracious, And he will say What is right.

  39. The Day will be The sure Reality:Therefore, whosoever will, let him Take a (straight) Return To his Lord!

  40. Verily, We have warned you Of a Penaltynear- The Day when man will see (the Deeds) which His hands have sent forth, And the Unbeliever will say, “Woe unto me! Would that I were (mere)dust!”