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56:1  When the inevitable happens
56:2  none shall call its happening a lie!
56:3  abasing - exalting
56:4  When the earth shall quake, quaking
56:5  and the mountains shall crumble, crumbling
56:6  and become like motes dispersed
56:7  And ye shall be three sorts
56:8  And the fellows of the right hand - what right lucky fellows
56:9  And the fellows of the left hand - what unlucky fellows
56:10  And the foremost foremost
56:11  These are they who are brought nigh
56:12  In gardens of pleasure
56:13  A crowd of those of yore
56:14  And a few of those of the latter day
56:15  And gold-weft couches
56:16  reclining on them face to face
56:17  Around them shall go eternal youths
56:18  with goblets and ewers and a cup of flowing wine
56:19  no headache shall they feel therefrom, nor shall their wits be dimmed
56:20  And fruits such as they deem the best
56:21  And flesh of fowl as they desire
56:22  And bright and large-eyed maid
56:23  like hidden pearls
56:24  A reward for that which they have done
56:25  They shall hear no folly there and no sin
56:26  Only the speech, 'Peace, Peace!
56:27  And the fellows of the right - what right lucky fellows
56:28  Amid thornless lote trees
56:29  And tall trees with piles of fruit
56:30  And outspread shade
56:31  And water out-poured
56:32  And fruit in abundance
56:33  neither failing nor forbidden
56:34  And beds upraised
56:35  Verily, we have produced them a production
56:36  And made them virgins
56:37  darlings of equal age (with their spouses
56:38  for the fellows of the right
56:39  A crowd of those of yore
56:40  and a crowd of those of the latter day
56:41  And the fellows of the left - what unlucky fellows
56:42  In hot blasts and boiling water
56:43  And a shade of pitchy smoke
56:44  Neither cool nor generous
56:45  Verily, they were affluent ere this
56:46  and did persist in mighty crime
56:47  and used to say, 'What, when we die and have become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised
56:48  or our fathers of yore?
56:49  Say, 'Verily, those of yore and those of the latter da
56:50  shall surely be gathered together unto the tryst of the well-known day.
56:51  Then ye, O ye who err! who say it is a lie
56:52  shall eat of the Zaqqum tree
56:53  and fill your bellies with it
56:54  and drink thereon of boiling water
56:55  and drink as drinks the thirsty camel
56:56  This is their entertainment on the judgment day
56:57  We created you, then why do ye not credit
56:58  Have ye considered what ye emit
56:59  Do we create it, or are we the creators
56:60  We have decreed amongst you death; but we are not forestalle
56:61  from making the likes of you in exchange, or producing you as ye know not of
56:62  Ye do know the first production - why then do ye not mind
56:63  Have ye considered what ye till
56:64  Do ye make it bear seed, or do we make it bear seed
56:65  If we pleased we could make it mere grit, so that ye would pause to marvel
56:66  'Verily, we have got into deb
56:67  and we are excluded
56:68  Have ye considered the water which ye drink
56:69  Do ye make it come down from the clouds, or do we make it come down
56:70  If we pleased we could make it pungent - why then do ye not give thanks
56:71  Have ye considered the fire which ye strike
56:72  Do ye produce the tree that gives it, or do we produce it
56:73  We have made it a memorial and a chattel for the traveller of the waste
56:74  Then celebrate the grand name of thy Lord
56:75  So I will not swear by the positions of the stars
56:76  and, verily, it is a grand oath if ye did but know
56:77  that, verily, this is the honourable Qur'an
56:78  in the laid-up Book
56:79  Let none touch it but the purified
56:80  A revelation from the Lord of the worlds
56:81  What! this new discourse will ye despise
56:82  And make for your provision, that you call it a lie
56:83  Why then - when it comes up to the throat
56:84  and ye at that time look on
56:85  though we are nearer to him than you are, but ye cannot see,
56:86  why, if ye are not to be judged
56:87  do ye not send it back, if ye do tell the truth
56:88  But either, if he be of those brought nigh to God,
56:89  then rest and fragrance and the garden of pleasure
56:90  Or, if he be of the fellows of the right
56:91  then 'Peace to thee!' from the fellows of the right
56:92  Or, if he be of those who say it is a lie,- who err
56:93  then an entertainment of boiling wate
56:94  and broiling in hell
56:95  Verily, this is surely certain truth
56:96  So celebrate the grand name of thy Lord