In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . The Reality
2 . What is the Reality
3 . Ah , what will convey unto thee what the reality is!
4 . ( The tribes of ) Thamud and Aad disbelieved in the judgment to come .
5 . As for Thamud , they were destroyed by the lightning .
6 . And as for Aad , they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind ,
7 . Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown , as they were hollow trunks of palm trees .
8 . Canst thou ( O Muhammad ) see any remnant of them?
9 . And Pharaoh and those before him , and the communities that were destroyed , brought error ,
10 . And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord , therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip .
11 . Lo! when the waters rose , We carried you upon the ship
12 . That We might make it a memorial for you , and that remembering ears ( that heard the story ) might remember .
13 . And when the trumpet shall sound one blast
14 . And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash ,
15 . Then , on that day will the Event befall .
16 . And the heaven will split asunder , for that day it will be frail .
17 . And the angels will be on the sides thereof , and eight will uphold the Throne of their Lord that day , above them .
18 . On that day ye will be exposed ; not a secret of you will be hidden .
19 . Then , as for him who is given his record in his right hand , he will say : Take , read my book!
20 . Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning .
21 . Then he will be in blissful state
22 . In a high Garden
23 . Whereof the clusters are in easy reach .
24 . ( And it will be said unto those therein ) : Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days .
25 . But as for him who is given his record in his left hand , he will say : Oh , would that I had not been given my book
26 . And knew not what my reckoning!
27 . Oh , would that it had been death!
28 . My wealth hath not availed me ,
29 . My power hath gone from me .
30 . ( It will be said ) : Take him and fetter him
31 . And then expose him to hell fire
32 . And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits .
33 . Lo! he used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous ,
34 . And urged not on the feeding of the wretched ,
35 . Therefor hath he no lover here this day ,
36 . Nor any food save filth
37 . Which none but sinners eat .
38 . But nay! I swear by all that ye see
39 . And all that ye see not
40 . That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger .
41 . It is not poet ' s speech little is it that ye believe!
42 . Nor diviner ' s speech little is it that ye remember!
43 . It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds .
44 . And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us ,
45 . We assuredly had taken him by the right hand
46 . And then severed his life artery ,
47 . And not one of you could have held Us off from him .
48 . And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off ( evil ) .
49 . And lo! We know that some among you will deny ( it ) .
50 . And lo! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers .
51 . And lo! it is absolute truth .
52 . So glorify the name of thy Tremendous Lord .