Holy Quran 56


1WHEN WHAT IS to happen comes to pass --
2Which is bound to happen undoubtedly --
3Degrading (some) and exalting (others);
4When the earth is shaken up convulsively,
5The mountains bruised and crushed,
6Turned to dust, floating in the air,
7You will become three categories:
8Those of the right hand -- how (happy) will be those of the right hand!
9Then those of the left hand -- how (unhappy) will be those of the left hand!
10Then the foremost, how pre-excellent,
11Who will be honoured
12In gardens of tranquility;
13A number of the earlier peoples,
14And a few of later ages,
15On couches wrought of gold,
16Reclining face to face.
17Youths of never-ending bloom will pass round to them
18Cups and decanters, beakers full of sparkling wine,
19Unheady, uninebriating;
20And such fruits as they fancy,
21Bird meats that they relish,
22And companions with big beautiful eyes
23Like pearls within their shells,
24As recompense for all they had done.
25They will hear no nonsense there or talk of sin,
26Other than "Peace, peace" the salutation.
27As for those of the right hand -- how (happy) those of the right hand --
28They will be in (the shade) of thornless lote
29And acacia covered with heaps of bloom,
30Lengthened shadows,
31Gushing water,
32And fruits numberless,
33Unending, unforbidden,
34And maidens incomparable.
35We have formed them in a distinctive fashion,
36And made them virginal,
37Loving companions matched in age,
38For those of the right hand.
39A crowd of earlier generations
40And a crowd of the later.
41But those of the left hand -- how (unhappy) those of the left hand --
42Will be in the scorching wind and boiling water,
43Under the shadow of thick black smoke
44Neither cool nor agreeable.
45They were endowed with good things
46But persisted in that greater sin,
47And said: "What! When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised again?
48And so will our fathers?"
49Say: "Indeed, the earlier and the later generations
50Will be gathered together on a certain day which is predetermined.
51Then you, the erring and the deniers,
52Will eat of the tree of Zaqqum,
53Fill your bellies with it,
54And drink over it scalding water,
55Lapping it up like female camels raging of thirst with disease."
56Such will be their welcome on the Day of Judgement.
57It is He who created you, then why do you not affirm the truth?
58Just consider (the semen) that you emit,
59Do you create it, or We are its creator?
60We have incorporated death in your constitution, and We shall not be hindered
61From replacing you with others or raising you in a way you do not know.
62You have known the first creation, then why do you not reflect?
63Just ponder over what you sow:
64Do you give it its increase, or are We the giver?
65We could turn it, if We pleased, into straw; then you would rue the day,
66(And say:) "We have fallen into debt;
67Indeed, we have been deprived of the fruits of our labour."
68Consider the water that you drink.
69Do you send it down from the clouds, or We send it down?
70We could make it brackish, if We pleased; so why do you not acknowledge thanks?
71Consider the fire that you strike (and get by friction).
72Have you raised its tree, or We have raised it?
73We have made it as a reminder and convenience for the needy.
74So glorify your Lord, the most supreme.
75So I call the placement of the stars to witness --
76And this surely is great evidence if you can understand --
77That this is indeed the glorious Qur'an
78(Inscribed) in the well-kept Book.
79Only they can reach it who are clean (of mind).
80It has been revealed by the Lord of all the worlds.
81Then why do you dissimulate this Revelation?
82You live by calling it a lie.
83Then how is it that when the (dying) breath is withdrawn into the throat (and rattles),
84And you wait for the moment (of death),
85We are closer to him than you, even though you cannot see?
86Then why, if you are not indebted (to Us for life),
87Can you not bring him back? (Answer) if you are truthful
88Then, if he is one of the honoured,
89There will be peace and plenty, and gardens of tranquility for him.
90If he is of those of the right hand,
91There will be the salutation by those of the right hand: "Peace on you.
92But if he is of the deniers and the errants,
93The welcome will be boiling water
94And the roasting in Hell.
95This is indeed the ultimate truth.
96Then praise your Lord, the most supreme.