In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . By the Mount ,
2 . And a Scripture inscribed
3 . On fire parchment unrolled ,
4 . And the House frequented ,
5 . And the roof exalted ,
6 . And the sea kept filled ,
7 . Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass ;
8 . There is none that can ward it off .
9 . On the day when the heaven will heave with ( awful ) heaving ,
10 . And the mountains move away with ( awful ) movement ,
11 . Then woe that day unto the deniers
12 . Who play in talk of grave matters ;
13 . The day when they are thrust with a ( disdainful ) thrust , into the fire of hell .
14 . ( And it is said unto them ) : This is the Fire which ye were wont to deny .
15 . Is this magic , or do ye not see?
16 . 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 .
17 . Lo! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and delight ,
18 . Happy because of what thee Lord hath given them , and ( because ) their Lord hath warded off from them the torment of hell fire .
19 . ( And it is said until them ) : Eat and drink in health ( as reward ) for what ye used to do ,
20 . Reclining on ranged couches . And We wed them unto fair ones with wide , lovely eyes .
21 . And they who believe and whose seed follow them in faith , We cause their seed to join them ( there ) , and We deprive them of naught of their ( life ' s ) work . Every man is a pledge for that which he hath earned .
22 . And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they desire .
23 . There the pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is neither vanity nor cause of sin .
24 . And there go round , waiting on them menservants of their own , as they were hidden pearls .
25 . And some of them draw near unto others , questioning ,
26 . Saying : Lo! of old , when we were with our families , we were ever anxious ;
27 . But Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved us from the torment of the breath of Fire .
28 . Lo! we used to pray unto Him of old . Lo! He is the Benign , the Merciful .
29 . Therefor warn ( men , O Muhammad ) . By the grace of Allah thou art neither soothsayer nor madman .
30 . Or say they : ( he is ) a poet , ( one ) for whom we may expect the accident of time?
31 . Say ( unto them ) : Expect ( your fill ) ! Lo! I am with you among the expectant
32 . Do their minds command them to do this , or are they an outrageous folk?
33 . Or say they : He hath invented it? Nay , but they will not believe!
34 . Then let them produce speech the like thereof , if they are truthful :
35 . Or were they created out of naught? Or are they the creators?
36 . Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay , but they are sure of nothing!
37 . Or do they own the treasures of thy Lord? Or have they been given charge ( thereof ) ?
38 . Or have they any stairway ( unto heaven ) by means of which they overhear ( decrees ) . Then let their listener produce warrant manifest!
39 . Or hath He daughters whereas ye have sons?
40 . Or askest thou ( Muhammad ) a fee from them so that they are plunged in debt?
41 . Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write ( it ) down?
42 . Or seek they to ensnare ( the messenger ) ? But those who disbelieve , they are the ensnared!
43 . Or have they any god beside Allah? Glorified be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner ( unto Him ) !
44 . And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling , they would say : A heap of clouds .
45 . Then let them be ( O Muhammad ) , till they meet their day , in which they will be thunder stricken ,
46 . A day in which their guile will naught avail them , nor will they be helped .
47 . And verily , for those who do wrong , there is a punishment beyond that . But most of them know not .
48 . 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 .
49 . And in the night time also hymn His praise , and at the setting of the stars .