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56:1  When the inevitable day of doom takes place
56:2  In which there is no doubt about its happening
56:3  Some people will be lowered and some raised in rank
56:4  In that day the earth will be shaken up in a most sever manner
56:5  And the mountains will be reduced.
56:6  to pieces of sands
56:7  Then people will be ranked into three categories
56:8  (A) [The good omen] People of the right hand. How fortunate are the people of the right hand
56:9  (B) And the [misfortunate] people of the left hand. How unfortunate will be the people of the left hand
56:10  (C) And the foremost [those who were always in the forefront in their response to God’s call] will be placed in the forefront…
56:11  They will be those nearest to God
56:12  They will live in the Gardens of Paradise
56:13  Most of them will be from those who responded to the God’s call earlier
56:14  And a few from those who responded to the God’s call later
56:15  They will be reclining on the luxurious furnishings,…
56:16  neighboring each other
56:17  They will be properly served by…
56:18  eternal youths [perhaps those who died young] with nice cups and pitchers filled from…
56:19  a flowing spring which will neither intoxicate them nor cause them any hang over
56:20  And they will present before them every kind of tasty fruit so that they may choose whichever they desire
56:21  As well as the meat of any bird that they may desire
56:22  They will wed beautiful-eyed women…
56:23  … as lovely as well-guarded pearls
56:24  This is your Lord’s reward for their righteous deeds in their worldly lives
56:25  They will be blessed by lack of profanities and sinful talks [no more lying, backbiting, slander, bragging, mockery, sarcasm, etc: a society of noble civilized people]
56:26  Only soothing, peaceful words would be exchanged among themselves
56:27  And the people of the right hand; how fortunate will be the people of the right hand
56:28  Surrounded by thorn less lote-trees
56:29  Amid clustered plantations, fruitful banana trees and flowers piled one above another
56:30  And extended shade
56:31  And constantly flowing clean water
56:32  And abundant fruits
56:33  Always in supply and none forbidden
56:34  And luxurious furnishing
56:35  I (God) create for the people of the right side…
56:36  .. perfect matched…
56:37  … loving mates…
56:38  … who have never been touched before
56:39  The right side people will be those …
56:40  … who joined the right path at the beginning and later
56:41  And the people of the left hand; how unfortunate are the people placed on the left hand
56:42  In the midst of hot wind and in boiling water
56:43  In the shade of black smoke
56:44  Neither refreshing nor cool
56:45  They were people who used to have an easy and comfortable life before meeting this misfortune
56:46  [but instead of being grateful to God,] engaged constantly in great sins
56:47  They used to jokingly say: “When we die and turn into dust and bones, will we be raised up again?”
56:48  [Continuing their joke:] “How about our forefathers who died before?”
56:49  Say (Mohammad) to them:…
56:50  …. “Surely you and your forefathers all will be gathered together one day, the time of which is already determined by God.”
56:51  “Then you disbelieving deniers.”
56:52  “you have to eat the bitter fruit of a Hellish tree known as Zaqqum.”
56:53  “And fill your bellies with it.”
56:54  “And, on top of it, drink that boiling water…
56:55  … like a thirsty camel.”
56:56  “This is the way that they will be welcomed on the Day of Judgment.”
56:57  I (God) have created you; if you would have only believed
56:58  Have you ever thought about the [”insignificant”] semen that you discharge
56:59  Is it you who created it [and a child out of it] or the Creator
56:60  [The same Creator Who created you] has predetermined your death; none can stop the will of God
56:61  In order to replace you with a new generation and recreate you into a new kind of being that you do not know anything about its characteristics
56:62  You have already witnessed (the miracle of) your own creation; why do not you believe [that God can perform the miracle of recreating you] then
56:63  Have you ever thought about the seeds that you sow
56:64  Is it you who [blow out of your spirit to] make them to grow? Is it not the Creator who makes them to grow
56:65  If it is the Creator Who makes the crops to grow, the He may turn them into hay. Then you will cry
56:66  “We lost.”
56:67  “We are deprived [of God’s blessing].&rdquo
56:68  Have you ever thought about the water that you [take for granted when you] drink
56:69  Who made the water rain down from the sky for you? You or God
56:70  If God had desired, He could have rained down salty water. Why are not you grateful [about the simplest things which are of the most importance for your survival]
56:71  Have you ever thought the fire that you “make”? Who Created its wood [and its initial spark] ?...
56:72  You or the Creator
56:73  God has given you the fire as a mean of thought and as a mean of your advancement [from animal level into a civilized intellectual being]
56:74  [After given these intellectually stimulating example, it is time that you] Glorify the name of your Lord, the Supreme
56:75  No disbelievers; I (God) swear by the moment that the star explodes [and turns into a Nova]
56:76  And this is a tremendous oath, if you knew what I mean
56:77  That this is the glorious Qur’an
56:78  In a book well guarded by God
56:79  Only purified ones may touch (grasp) it except the purified ones
56:80  Sent down by the Lord of the worlds
56:81  [After such a solemn oath] Do you regard it, then, as unworthy of serious attention
56:82  Do you deny this truth of utmost importance simply because it may not be good for your business [that you have to close your idol worshipping temples, gambling casinos, sex shops, liquor stores, drug business, etc.]
56:83  When [the moment of death arrive and] the soul reaches the throat
56:84  And you see that the person is dying
56:85  I am the closest to the dying person but you can not see
56:86  If [as you claim] you are under no authority and you are truthful about…
56:87  … your claim, then go ahead and restore the soul
56:88  If this dying person has [chosen the right path] been close to me, then he will be welcomed with joy,…
56:89  … peace and flowers entering to the Gardens of Paradise
56:90  If he is a part of the people of the right hand, he will be greeted with “peace be with you” by the
56:91  If the dying person is of disbelievers…
56:92  …. and lost ones, then his entertainment will be…
56:93  …. boiling water and…
56:94  … burning in Hell
56:95  All this is absolute truth
56:96  Then glorify the name of your Lord; the Greatest One