Holy Quran 52


1I CALL TO witness the Mount Sinai,
2And the Scripture inscribed
3On a parchment scroll unrolled,
4The house ever-peopled,
5The roof raised high,
6And the swollen sea,
7The punishment of your Lord is certain to come.
8There is none who could avert it.
9The day the sky will tremble,
10The mountains move and fly away,
11Will be the day of woe for those
12Who, ignoring the Reality, engage in pleasantries.
13The day they are dragged and pushed into Hell,
14(And told:) "This is the fire which you denied.
15Is it magic, or you cannot see?
16Roast in it. Bear it with patience or impatience, it will be the same for you. You will be requited for what you had done."
17Those who fear God and follow the straight path will surely be in gardens and in bliss,
18Rejoicing at what their Lord has given them; and their Lord will preserve them from the torment of Hell.
19"Eat and drink with relish," (they will be told), (as recompense) for what you had done."
20They would recline on couches set in rows, paired with fair companions (clean of thought and) bright of eye.
21And those who believed, and whose progeny also followed them in their faith, will be united with their offspring. We will not deprive them of their labour in the least. Every man is bound to what he does.
22We shall give them fruits and meats, and what they desire.
23They will exchange cups of wine free of (incitement to) pleasantry or sin.
24And young attendants like pearls within their shells, will go round.
25They will ask each other questions,
26Saying: "We were also once full of fear at home.
27But God has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of scorching wind.
28We used to pray to Him erstwhile; He is the just and merciful.
29Remind them, therefore, that by the grace of your Lord you are neither a soothsayer nor possessed.
30Do they say: "He is a poet for whom we expect an adverse turn of fortune?"
31Tell them: "Keep on expecting, I am expecting with you."
32Does their reasoning prompt them to this, or they are a people rebellious?
33Or do they say: "He has fabricated it?" In fact, they will never believe.
34So let them bring a discourse like it, if they are truthful
35Or were they created of themselves? Or are they the creators?
36Or have they created the heavens and the earth? In fact they are certain of nothing.
37Do they possess the treasures of your Lord? Or are they the treasurers?
38Or do they have a ladder (climbing which) they can hear (the secrets of heaven)? Let one who has heard then bring a clear proof.
39Has (God) daughters and they sons?
40Or do you demand any wages from them so that they are burdened with expense?
41Or do they have knowledge of the Unknown which they write down?
42Or do they want to stage a deception? -- Then only those who do not believe will be the ones who will be tricked.
43Or do they have a god apart from God? He is too exalted for what they associate with Him!
44If they should see a segment falling from the sky, they would say: "It is only a massive cloud."
45So, leave them until they face their day (of doom) when they will be stunned.
46Their deception will not avail them in the least on that day, nor will they be helped.
47Surely there are other torments besides this for those who are wicked, though most of them do not know.
48Await the judgement of your Lord, for you are always before Our eyes, and glorify your Lord with praises when you rise,
49And glorify Him in the night and when the stars begin to wane.