078.001 Whereof do they question one another ?
078.002 (It is) of the awful tidings,
078.003 Concerning which they are in disagreement.
078.004 Nay, but they will come to know!
078.005 Nay, again, but they will come to know!
078.006 Have We not made the earth an expanse,
078.007 And the high hills bulwarks ?
078.008 And We have created you in pairs,
078.009 And have appointed your sleep for repose,
078.010 And have appointed the night as a cloak,
078.011 And have appointed the day for livelihood.
078.012 And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),
078.013 And have appointed a dazzling lamp,
078.014 And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water,
078.015 Thereby to produce grain and plant,
078.016 And gardens of thick foliage.
078.017 Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,
078.018 A day when the trumpet is blown and ye come in multitudes,
078.019 And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,
078.020 And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.
078.021 Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,
078.022 A home for the rebellious.
078.023 They will abide therein for ages.
078.024 Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink
078.025 Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:
078.026 Reward proportioned (to their evil deeds).
078.027 For lo! they looked not for a reckoning;
078.028 They called Our revelations false with strong denial.
078.029 Everything have We recorded in a Book.
078.030 So taste (of that which ye have earned). No increase do We give you save of torment.
078.031 Lo! for the duteous is achievement -
078.032 Gardens enclosed and vineyards,
078.033 And maidens for companions,
078.034 And a full cup.
078.035 There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying -
078.036 Requital from thy Lord - a gift in payment -
078.037 Lord of the heavens and the earth, and (all) that is between them, the Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.
078.038 On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed, they speak not, saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who speaketh right.
078.039 That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse unto his Lord.
078.040 Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: "Would that I were dust!"