Holy Quran 69


1THE CONCRETE REALITY.
2What is the concrete reality?
3What do you comprehend by the concrete reality?
4The Thamud and 'Ad denied the consequential calamity.
5So destroyed were the Thamud by a storm of thunder and lightning;
6And the 'Ad were destroyed by the furious cold blast of roaring wind
7Which He sent to assail them for seven nights and eight days running. You should have seen the people prostrate like the decayed trunks of date-palm trees.
8Do you see any trace of them?
9Then came the Pharaoh, and those before him whose habitations were overthrown while they were committing crimes.
10When they disobeyed the apostle of their Lord He seized them with an overwhelming punishment.
11When the water rose in flood, We bore you in the ark,
12In order to make it a warning for you, and that the ear retentive may preserve it.
13When the single blast is sounded on the trumpet,
14And the earth and mountains heaved and crushed to powder with one levelling blow,
15On that Day will come what is to come.
16The sky will cleave asunder on that day and fall to pieces.
17On its fringes will be angels, eight of them, bearing their Lord's throne aloft.
18You will then be set before Him, and not one of you will remain unexposed.
19He who is given his ledger in his right hand, will say: "Here, read my ledger.
20I was certain I'll be given my account."
21So he shall have an agreeable life
22In high empyrean
23With fruits hanging low within reach,
24(And told:) "Eat and drink to your fill as reward for (good) deeds you had done in days of yore."
25But whosoever gets his ledger in his left hand, will say: "Would that I were never given my ledger,
26And not known my account!
27I wish death had put an end to me.
28Of no use was even my wealth.
29Vanished has my power from me."
30"Seize him and manacle him,
31Then cast him to be burnt in Hell;
32And string him to a chain seventy cubits long.
33He did not believe in God the supreme,
34Nor urged others to feed the poor.
35That is why he has no friend today,
36Nor food other than suppuration (filth)
37Which none but the hellish eat."
38So, I call to witness what you see
39And what you do not see,
40That this is indeed the word of the noble Messenger,
41And not the word of a poet. How little is it that you believe!
42Nor is it the word of a soothsayer. Little is it that you reflect!
43It has been sent down by the Lord of all the worlds.
44Had he attributed falsely any words to Us,
45We would have seized him by his right hand,
46Then cut off his aorta,
47And not one of you would have been able to stop (Us).
48It is really a reminder for those who fear God and follow the straight path.
49We certainly know that some among you do deny it.
50It is surely the nemesis of unbelievers.
51And He, He is indeed the ultimate Reality.
52So glorify your Lord, the most supreme.