In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Whereof do they question one another?
2 . ( It is ) of the awful tidings ,
3 . Concerning which they are in disagreement .
4 . Nay , but they will come to know!
5 . Nay , again , but they will come to know!
6 . Have We not made the earth an expanse ,
7 . And the high hills bulwarks?
8 . And We have created you in pairs ,
9 . And have appointed your sleep for repose ,
10 . And have appointed the night as a cloak ,
11 . And have appointed the day for livelihood .
12 . And We have built above you seven strong ( heavens ) ,
13 . And have appointed a dazzling lamp ,
14 . And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant Water ,
15 . Thereby to produce grain and plant ,
16 . And gardens of thick foliage .
17 . Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time ,
18 . A day when the trumpet is blown , and ye come in multitudes ,
19 . And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates ,
20 . And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage .
21 . Lo! hell lurketh in ambush ,
22 . A home for the rebellious .
23 . They will abide therein for ages .
24 . Therein taste they neither coolness nor ( any ) drink
25 . Save boiling water and a paralyzing cold :
26 . Reward proportioned ( to their evil deeds ) .
27 . For lo! they looked not for a reckoning ;
28 . They called Our revelations false with strong denial .
29 . Everything have We recorded in a Book .
30 . So taste ( of that which ye have earned ) . No increase do We give you save of torment .
31 . Lo! for the duteous is achievement
32 . Gardens enclosed and vineyards ,
33 . And voluptuous women of equal age;
34 . And a full cup .
35 . There hear they never vain discourse , nor lying
36 . Requital from thy Lord a gift in payment
37 . Lord of the heavens and the earth , and ( all ) that is between them , the Beneficent ; with Whom none can converse .
38 . On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed , they speak not , saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who speaketh right .
39 . That is the True Day . So whoso will should seek recourse unto his Lord .
40 . Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand , a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before , and the disbeliever will cry : "Would that I were dust!"