052.001 By the Mount,
052.002 And a Scripture inscribed
052.003 On fine parchment unrolled,
052.004 And the House frequented,
052.005 And the roof exalted,
052.006 And the sea kept filled,
052.007 Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass;
052.008 There is none that can ward it off.
052.009 On the day when the heaven will heave with (awful) heaving,
052.010 And the mountains move away with (awful) movement,
052.011 Then woe that day unto the deniers
052.012 Who play in talk of grave matters;
052.013 The day when they are thrust with a (disdainful) thrust, into the fire of hell
052.014 (And it is said unto them): This is the Fire which ye were wont to deny.
052.015 Is this magic, or do ye not see ?
052.016 Endure the heat thereof, and whether ye are patient of it or impatient of it is
all one for you. Ye are only being paid for what ye used to do.
052.017 Lo! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and delight,
052.018 Happy because of what their Lord hath given them, and (because) their Lord
hath warded off from them the torment of hell-fire.
052.019 (And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in health (as a reward) for what ye
used to do,
052.020 Reclining on ranged couches. And we wed them unto fair ones with wide,
052.021 And they who believe and whose seed follow them in faith, We cause their
seed to join them (there), and We deprive them of nought of their (life's) work. Every
man is a pledge for that which he hath earned.
052.022 And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they desire.
052.023 There they pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is neither vanity nor cause
052.024 And there go round, waiting on them menservants of their own, as they were
052.025 And some of them draw near unto others, questioning,
052.026 Saying: Lo! of old, when we were with our families, we were ever anxious;
052.027 But Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved us from the torment
of the breath of Fire.
052.028 Lo! we used to pray unto Him of old. Lo! He is the Benign, the Merciful.
052.029 Therefor warn (men, O Muhammad). By the grace of Allah thou art neither
soothsayer nor madman.
052.030 Or say they: (he is) a poet, (one) for whom we may expect the accident of
052.031 Say (unto them): Except (your fill)! Lo! I am with you among the expectant.
052.032 Do their minds command them to do this, or are they an outrageous folk ?
052.033 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Nay, but they will not believe!
052.034 Then let them produce speech the like thereof, if they are truthful.
052.035 Or were they created out of naught ? Or are they the creators ?
052.036 Or did they create the heavens and the earth ? Nay, but they are sure of
052.037 Or do they own the treasures of thy Lord ? Or have they been given charge
052.038 Or have they any stairway (unto heaven) by means of which they overhear
(decrees). Then let their listener produce some warrant manifest!
052.039 Or hath He daughters whereas ye have sons ?
052.040 Or askest thou (Muhammad) a fee from them so that they are plunged in debt
052.041 Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write (it) down ?
052.042 Or seek they to ensnare (the messenger) ? But those who disbelieve, they are
052.043 Or have they any god beside Allah ? Glorified be Allah from all that they
ascribe as partner (unto Him)!
052.044 And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A
heap of clouds.
052.045 Then let them be (O Muhammad), till they meet their day, in which they will
052.046 A day in which their guile will naught avail them, nor will they be helped.
052.047 And verily, for those who do wrong, there is a punishment beyond that. But
most of them know not.
052.048 So wait patiently (O Muhammad) for thy Lord's decree, for surely thou art in
Our sight; and hymn the praise of thy Lord when thou uprisest,
052.049 And in the night-time also hymn His praise, and at the setting of the stars.