THE TIDINGS, CHAPTER NO. 078
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
078.001 Concerning what are they disputing?
078.002 Concerning the Great News,
078.003 About which they cannot agree.
078.004 Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
078.005 Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!
078.006 Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse,
078.007 And the mountains as pegs?
078.008 And (have We not) created you in pairs,
078.009 And made your sleep for rest,
078.010 And made the night as a covering,
078.011 And made the day as a means of subsistence?
078.012 And (have We not) built over you the seven firmaments,
078.013 And placed (therein) a Light of Splendour?
078.014 And do We not send down from the clouds water in abundance,
078.015 That We may produce therewith corn and vegetables,
078.016 And gardens of luxurious growth?
078.017 Verily the Day of Sorting out is a thing appointed,
078.018 The Day that the Trumpet shall be sounded, and ye shall come forth in crowds;
078.019 And the heavens shall be opened as if there were doors,
078.020 And the mountains shall vanish, as if they were a mirage.
078.021 Truly Hell is as a place of ambush,
078.022 For the transgressors a place of destination:
078.023 They will dwell therein for ages.
078.024 Nothing cool shall they taste therein, nor any drink,
078.025 Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, murky, intensely cold,
078.026 A fitting recompense (for them).
078.027 For that they used not to fear any account (for their deeds),
078.028 But they (impudently) treated Our Signs as false.
078.029 And all things have We preserved on record.
078.030 "So taste ye (the fruits of your deeds); for no increase shall We grant you, except in Punishment."
078.031 Verily for the Righteous there will be a fulfilment of (the heartís) desires;
078.032 Gardens enclosed, and grapevines;
078.033 Companions of equal age;
078.034 And a cup full (to the brim).
078.035 No vanity shall they hear therein, nor Untruth:-
078.036 Recompense from thy Lord, a gift, (amply) sufficient,
078.037 (From) the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all between, (Allah) Most
Gracious: None shall have power to argue with Him.
078.038 The Day that the Spirit and the angels will stand forth in ranks, none shall speak except any who is permitted by (Allah) Most Gracious, and He will say what is right.
078.039 That Day will be the sure Reality: Therefore, whoso will, let him take a
(straight) return to his Lord!
078.040 Verily, We have warned you of a Penalty near, 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 (metre) dust!"