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al-Waqi`ah (The Event, The Inevitable, That Which is Coming)
as rendered by M. Farook Malik
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Farook Malik rendition of Surah The Event, The Inevitable, That Which is Coming(al-Waqi`ah)
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56:1 When the inevitable event will come to pass
56:2 - no one will be able to deny its coming to pass
56:3 - then some shall be abased and some exalted.
56:4 The earth shall be shaken with severe shaking
56:5 and the mountains shall be made to crumble with awful crumbling
56:6 and become like scattered dust.
56:7 Then you shall be divided into three groups:
56:8 those on the right hand - how blessed shall be the people of the right hand;
56:9 those on the left hand - how damned shall be the people of the left hand;
56:10 and foremost shall be the foremost.
56:11 They will be nearest to Allah,
56:12 in the gardens of bliss.
56:13 Most of them will be from the former
56:14 and a few from the later generations.
56:15 They shall have the jewelled couches,
56:16 reclining on them facing each other,
56:17 and there shall wait on them the eternal youths
56:18 with goblets, shining beakers and cups of pure wine,
56:19 - which will neither pain their heads nor take away their senses.
56:20 They shall have fruits of their own choice
56:21 and flesh of fowls that they may desire,
56:22 and dark eyed Huris (damsels),
56:23 as lovely as well guarded pearls
56:24 as a reward for their good deeds that they had done.
56:25 There they shall not hear any vain talk nor sinful words,
56:26 but only the greetings of "Peace be upon you! Peace be upon you!"
56:27 Those of the right hand - happy shall be those on the right hand!
56:28 They shall be among the thornless lote trees,
56:29 clusters of bananas,
56:30 extended thick shades,
56:31 constantly flowing water,
56:32 abundant fruits
56:33 of unforbidden never ending supply,
56:34 and will be reclining on high raised couches.
56:35 We shall create their wives of special creation
56:36 and make them virgins
56:37 beloved by nature, equal in age,
56:38 for those of the right hand.
56:39 Many of them will be from the former
56:40 and many from the later generations.
56:41 As for those of the left hand - how unfortunate will be the people of the left hand!
56:42 They will be in the midst of scorching winds and in boiling water:
56:43 in the shade of a pitch-black smoke,
56:44 neither cool nor refreshing.
56:45 For they lived in comfort before meeting this fate.
56:46 They persisted in heinous sins
56:47 and used to say: "When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised to life again?
56:48 And our forefathers, too?"
56:49 Tell them: "Surely those of old and those of present age
56:50 shall certainly be brought together on an appointed time of a known Day.
56:51 Then, "O the mistaken rejecters,
56:52 you shall eat of the Zaqqum tree,
56:53 and fill your bellies with it;
56:54 and drink on top of it scalding water;
56:55 yet you shall drink it like a thirsty camel."
56:56 Such will be their entertainment on the Day of Reckoning.
56:57 We have created you: will you not then testify about Our power of creation?
56:58 Have you ever considered the semen you discharge:
56:59 Is it you who create the child from it, or are We the Creator?
56:60 It is We Who have ordained death among you and We are not helpless
56:61 in replacing you by others like yourselves or transforming you into beings that you do not know.
56:62 You already know well your first creation, why then do you not take heed?
56:63 Have you ever considered the seed that you sow in the ground?
56:64 Is it you who cause it to grow or are We the grower?
56:65 If it be Our Will, We could crumble your harvest into chaff, and you would then be left in lamenting:
56:66 We are indeed left laden with debts,
56:67 indeed we have been deprived from the fruits of our labor!
56:68 Have you ever considered the water which you drink?
56:69 Is it you who send it down from the clouds or are We the sender?
56:70 If it be Our Will, We could turn it salty. Why then do you not give thanks?
56:71 Have you ever considered the fire that you kindle?
56:72 Is it you who grow the tree which feeds the fire or are We the grower?
56:73 We have made it a reminder for man as to what would be the life without it, and a provision of life for the travellers of desert.
56:74 So glorify the name of your Lord, Who is the Greatest.
56:75 I swear by the setting of the stars,
56:76 and it is indeed a mighty oath if you but knew it,
56:77 that this is indeed a Glorious Qur’an,
56:78 inscribed in a well-guarded Book,
56:79 which none can touch except the purified (angels):
56:80 a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
56:81 Would you scorn a scripture such as this
56:82 and make it’s denying a means of your livelihood?
56:83 Why is it not then that when you see a dying person’s soul come up to his throat
56:84 while you are helplessly watching
56:85 - and at that time We are nearer to him than you, although you cannot see Us.
56:86 Then why do you not - if you claim you are not subject to reckoning
56:87 - restore to the dying person his soul? Answer this, if what you say be true!
56:88 Then if the dying person is one of those near to Us,
56:89 for him there is comfort and bounty, and a garden of bliss.
56:90 And if he be one of the right hand,
56:91 he is greeted with salutation: "Peace be upon you," from those of the right hand.
56:92 And if he is one of the mistaken rejecters,
56:93 he is welcomed with scalding water,
56:94 and burning in hellfire.
56:95 Surely this is an absolute truth.
56:96 Therefore, glorify the name of your Lord, Who is the Greatest.


   


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