88. The Overwhelming

  1. Has the story reached thee of theoverwhelming (Event)?

  2. Some faces, that Day, will behumiliated,

  3. Labouring (hard), weary,-

  4. The while they enter the Blazing Fire,-

  5. The while they are given, to drink, of aboiling hot spring,

  6. No food will there be for them but abitter Dhari’

  7. Which will neither nourish nor satisfyhunger.

  8. (Other) faces that Day will be joyful,

  9. Pleased with their striving,-

  10. In a Garden on high,

  11. Where they shall hear no (word) ofvanity:

  12. Therein will be a bubbling spring:

  13. Therein will be Thrones (of dignity),raised on high,

  14. Goblets placed (ready),

  15. And cushions set in rows,

  16. And rich carpets (all) spread out.

  17. Do they not look at the Camels, how theyare made?-

  18. And at the Sky, how it is raised high?-

  19. And at the Mountains, how they are fixedfirm?-

  20. And at the Earth, how it is spread out?

  21. Therefore do thou give admonition, forthou art one to admonish.

  22. Thou art not one to manage (men’s)affairs.

  23. But if any turn away and reject Allah,-

  24. Allah will punish him with a mightyPunishment,

  25. For to Us will be their return;

  26. Then it will be for Us to call them toaccount.