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56:1  When The Inevitable came to pass,
56:2  its descent is not like that which lies.
56:3  It will be one that abases, one that exalts.
56:4  When the earth will rock with a rocking
56:5  and the mountains be crumbled to dust, crumbling,
56:6  then, they had been dust scattered about.
56:7  And you had been of three diverse pairs.
56:8  Then, the Companions of the Right—who are the Companions of the Right?
56:9  And the Companions of the Left—who are Companions of the Left?
56:10  Ones who take the lead are the ones who take the lead.
56:11  Those are the ones who are brought near
56:12  in the Gardens of Bliss.
56:13  A throng of the ancient ones
56:14  and a few of the later ones
56:15  are on lined couches,
56:16  ones who are reclining on them, ones who are facing one another.
56:17  Immortal children go around them
56:18  with cups and ewers and goblets from a spring of water.
56:19  Neither will they suffer headaches nor will they be intoxicated,
56:20  and sweet fruit of what they specify
56:21  and the flesh of birds for which they lust
56:22  and most beautiful eyed ones,
56:23  like the parable of the well-guarded pearls,
56:24  a recompense for what they had been doing.
56:25  They will not hear any idle talk in it nor accusation of sinfulness,
56:26  but the saying of: Peace! Peace!
56:27  And the Companions of the Right—who are the Companions of the Right?
56:28  They will be among thornless lote-trees
56:29  and acacias, one on another,
56:30  and spread out shade
56:31  and outpoured water
56:32  and many sweet fruit.
56:33  There will be neither that which is severed nor that which is inaccessible.
56:34  And it is an exalted place of restfulness.
56:35  Truly, We caused them (f) to grow, a good forming,
56:36  and made them (f) virgins,
56:37  full of love, of the same age,
56:38  for the Companions of the Right.
56:39  A throng of the ancient ones
56:40  and a throng from the later ones,
56:41  and the Companions of the Left—who are the Companions of the Left?
56:42  Those who are in burning wind and scalding water
56:43  and shade of black smoke
56:44  neither that which is cool nor generous.
56:45  Truly, they had been before that ones who are given ease
56:46  and they had been persisting in tremendous wickedness.
56:47  And they had been saying: When we died and had been earth dust and bones, will we, then, be ones who are raised up?
56:48  And our ancient fathers?
56:49  Say: Truly, the ancient ones and the later ones
56:50  will be ones who will be gathered to a time appointed on a known Day.
56:51  Again, you, O ones who go astray, are the ones who deny.
56:52  Certainly, you will be ones who eat from the Zaqqum tree.
56:53  Then, you will be ones who fill your bellies from it,
56:54  then, ones who drink scalding water after it.
56:55  So you will be ones who drink like the drinking of thirsty camels.
56:56  This will be their hospitality on the Day of Judgment!
56:57  We, We created you. Why establish it not as true?
56:58  Considered you what you spill of human seed?
56:59  Is it you who create it? Or are We the ones who are the creators?
56:60  We ordained death among you and We will not be ones who will be outrun
56:61  in that We will substitute your likeness and We caused you to grow in a way you know not.
56:62  And, certainly, you knew the first growth. Will you not, then, recollect?
56:63  Considered you the soil that you till?
56:64  Is it you who sows it? Or are We the ones who sow?
56:65  If We will, We would make it into chaff and you would continue to joke saying:
56:66  We are ones who are debt-loaded!
56:67  Nay! We are ones who are deprived.
56:68  Considered you the water that you drink?
56:69  Is it you who caused it to descend from the cloud vapors? Or are We the ones who caused it to descend?
56:70  If We will, We would make it bitter. Why, then, give you not thanks?
56:71  Considered you the fire which you strike?
56:72  Is it you who caused the tree to grow? Or are We the ones who cause it to grow?
56:73  We made it an admonition and sustenance for ones who are desert people.
56:74  Then, glorify with the name of thy Lord, The Sublime.
56:75  But no! I swear by the orbit of the stars
56:76  and, truly, that is an oath to be sworn if you know, sublime.
56:77  Truly, it is a generous Recitation
56:78  in a well-guarded Book.
56:79  None touches it but the ones who are purified,
56:80  a sending down successively from the Lord of the worlds.
56:81  Then, is it this discourse that you are ones who scorn?
56:82  And you make it your provision that you, you deny the Recitation.
56:83  Then, why not intervene when it reached the wind-pipe
56:84  and you are looking on at the time?
56:85  And We are nearer to him than you, yet you perceive not.
56:86  Then, why had you not been—if you are not ones to be judged—
56:87  returning the soul to the body, if you had been ones who are sincere?
56:88  If he had been among the ones who are brought near,
56:89  there is solace and fragrant herbs and a Garden of Bliss.
56:90  And if he had been of the Companions of the Right,
56:91  then: Peace for thee from the Companions of the Right.
56:92  And yet if he had been of the ones who go astray, ones who deny,
56:93  then, a hospitality of scalding water
56:94  and broiling in hellfire.
56:95  Truly, this is The Truth of certainty.
56:96  So glorify the Name of thy Lord, The Almighty.