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56:1  When the Terror descend
56:2  (and none denies its descending
56:3  abasing, exalting
56:4  when the earth shall be rocke
56:5  and the mountains crumble
56:6  and become a dust, scattered
56:7  and you shall be three bands -
56:8  Companions of the Right (O Companions of the Right!
56:9  Companions of the Left (O Companions of the Left!
56:10  and the Outstrippers: the Outstripper
56:11  those are they brought nigh the Throne
56:12  in the Gardens of Deligh
56:13  (a throng of the ancient
56:14  and how few of the later folk
56:15  upon close-wrought couche
56:16  reclining upon them, set face to face
56:17  immortal youths going round about the
56:18  with goblets, and ewers, and a cup from a sprin
56:19  (no brows throbbing, no intoxication
56:20  and such fruits as they shall choose
56:21  and such flesh of fowl as they desire
56:22  and wide-eyed houri
56:23  as the likeness of hidden pearls
56:24  a recompense for that they laboured
56:25  Therein they shall hear no idle talk, no cause of sin
56:26  only the saying 'Peace, Peace!
56:27  The Companions of the Right (O Companions of the Right!
56:28  mid thornless lote-tree
56:29  and serried acacias
56:30  and spreading shad
56:31  and outpoured waters
56:32  and fruits aboundin
56:33  unfailing, unforbidden
56:34  and upraised couches
56:35  Perfectly We formed them, perfect
56:36  and We made them spotless virgins
56:37  chastely amorous
56:38  like of age for the Companions of the Right
56:39  A throng of the ancient
56:40  and a throng of the later folk
56:41  The Companions of the Left (O Companions of the Left!
56:42  mid burning winds and boiling water
56:43  and the shadow of a smoking blaz
56:44  neither cool, neither goodly
56:45  and before that they lived at ease
56:46  and persisted in the Great Sin
56:47  ever saying, 'What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we indeed be raised up
56:48  What, and our fathers, the ancients?
56:49  Say: 'The ancients, and the later fol
56:50  shall be gathered to the appointed time of a known day
56:51  Then you erring ones, you that cried lies
56:52  you shall eat of a tree called Zakkoum
56:53  and you shall fill therewith your bellie
56:54  and drink on top of that boiling wate
56:55  lapping it down like thirsty camels.
56:56  This shall be their hospitality on the Day of Doom
56:57  We created you; therefore why will you not believe
56:58  Have you considered the seed you spill
56:59  Do you yourselves create it, or are We the Creators
56:60  We have decreed among you Death; We shall not be outstripped
56:61  that We may exchange the likes of you, and make you to grow again in a fashion you know not
56:62  You have known the first growth; so why will you not remember
56:63  Have you considered the soil you till
56:64  Do you yourselves sow it, or are We the Sowers
56:65  Did We will, We would make it broken orts, and you would remain bitterly jesting -
56:66  'We are debt-loaded
56:67  nay, we have been robbed!
56:68  Have you considered the water you drink
56:69  Did you send it down from the clouds, or did We send it
56:70  Did We will, We would make it bitter; so why are you not thankful
56:71  Have you considered the fire you kindle
56:72  Did you make its timber to grow, or did We make it
56:73  We Ourselves made it for a reminder, and a boon to the desert-dwellers
56:74  Then magnify the Name of thy Lord, the All-mighty
56:75  No! I swear by the fallings of the star
56:76  (and that is indeed a mighty oath, did you but know it
56:77  it is surely a noble Kora
56:78  in a hidden Boo
56:79  none but the purified shall touch
56:80  a sending down from the Lord of all Being
56:81  What, do you hold this discourse in disdain
56:82  and do you make it your living to cry lies
56:83  Why, but when the soul leaps to the throat of the dyin
56:84  and that hour you are watchin
56:85  (And We are nigher him than you, but you do not see Us
56:86  why, if you are not at Our disposal
56:87  do you not bring back his soul, if you speak truly
56:88  Then, if he be of those brought nigh the Throne
56:89  there shall be repose and ease, and a Garden of Delight
56:90  and if he be a Companion of the Right
56:91  'Peace be upon thee, Companion of the Right!
56:92  But if he be of them that cried lies, and went astray
56:93  there shall be a hospitality of boiling wate
56:94  and the roasting in Hell
56:95  Surely this is the truth of certainty
56:96  Then magnify the Name of thy Lord, the All-mighty