In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . When the event befalleth .
2 . There is no denying that it will befall
3 . Abasing ( some ) , exalting ( others ) ;
4 . When the earth is shaken with a shock
5 . And the hills are ground to powder
6 . So that they become a scattered dust ,
7 . And ye will be three kinds :
8 . ( First ) those on the right hand ; what of those on the right hand?
9 . And ( then ) those on the left hand ; what of those on the left hand?
10 . And the foremost in the race , the foremost in the race :
11 . Those are they who will be brought nigh
12 . In gardens of delight ;
13 . A multitude of those of old
14 . And a few of those of later time
15 . On lined couches ,
16 . Reclining therein face to face .
17 . There wait on them immortal youths
18 . With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring
19 . Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness ,
20 . And fruit that they prefer
21 . And flesh of fowls that they desire
22 . And ( there are ) fair ones with wide , lovely eyes ,
23 . Like unto hidden pearls ,
24 . Reward for what they used do .
25 . There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination
26 . ( Naught ) but the saying : Peace , ( and again ) Peace .
27 . And those on the right hand ; what of those on the right hand?
28 . Among thornless lote tree
29 . And clustered plantains ,
30 . And spreading shade ,
31 . And water gushing ,
32 . And fruit in plenary
33 . Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden ,
34 . And raised couches ,
35 . Lo! We have created them a ( new ) creation
36 . And made them virgins
37 . Lovers , friends ,
38 . For those on the right hand ;
39 . A multitude of those of old
40 . And a multitude of those of later time .
41 . And those on the left hand : What of those on the left hand?
42 . In scorching wind and scalding water
43 . And shadow of black smoke ,
44 . Neither cool nor refreshing .
45 . Lo! heretofore they were effete with luxury
46 . And used to persist in the awful sin .
47 . And they used to say : When we are dead and have come dust and bones , shall we then , forsooth , be raised again ,
48 . And also our forefathers?
49 . Say ( unto them , O Muhammad ) : Lo! those of old and those of later time
50 . Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day .
51 . Then lo! ye , the erring , the deniers ,
52 . Ye verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum
53 . And will fill your bellies therewith ;
54 . And thereon ye will drink of boiling water ,
55 . Drinking even as the camel drinketh .
56 . This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment
57 . We created you . Will ye then admit the truth?
58 . Have ye seen that which ye emit?
59 . Do ye create it or are We the creator?
60 . We mete out death among you , and We are not to be outrun ,
61 . That We may transfigure you and make you what ye know not .
62 . And verily ye know the first creation . Why , then , do ye not reflect?
63 . Have ye seen that which ye cultivate?
64 . Is it ye who foster it , or are We the Fosterer?
65 . If We willed , We verily could make it chaff , then would ye cease not to exclaim :
66 . Lo! we are laden with debt!
67 . Nay , but we are deprived!
68 . Have ye observed the water which ye drink?
69 . Is it ye who shed it from the rain cloud , or are We the shedder?
70 . If We willed We verily could make it bitter . why , then , give ye not thanks?
71 . Have ye observed the fire which ye strike out ;
72 . Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow , or were We the grower?
73 . We , even We , appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the wilderness .
74 . Therefor ( O Muhammad ) , praise the name of thy Lord , the Tremendous .
75 . Nay , I swear by the places of the stars
76 . And lo! that verily is a tremendous oath , if ye but knew
77 . That ( this ) is indeed a noble Quran
78 . In a Book kept hidden
79 . Which none toucheth save the purified ,
80 . A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds .
81 . Is it this Statement that ye scorn ,
82 . And make denial thereof your livelihood?
83 . Why , then , when ( the soul ) cometh up to the throat ( of the dying )
84 . And ye are at that moment looking
85 . And We are nearer unto him than ye are , but ye see not
86 . Why then , if ye are not in bondage ( unto Us ) ,
87 . Do ye not force it back , if ye are truthful?
88 . Thus if he is of those brought nigh ,
89 . Then breath of life , and plenty , and a Garden of delight
90 . And if he is of those on the right hand ,
91 . Then ( the greeting ) "Peace be unto thee" from those on the right hand
92 . But if he is of the rejecters , the erring ,
93 . Then the welcome will be boiling water
94 . And roasting at hell fire .
95 . Lo! this is certain truth .
96 . Therefor ( O Muhammad ) praise the name of thy Lord , the Tremendous .