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56:1  When the Great Event occurs,
56:2  none will deny its occurrence;
56:3  bringing low, raising high.
56:4  When the earth is convulsed
56:5  and the mountains are crushed
56:6  and become scattered dust in the air.
56:7  And you will be classed into three:
56:8  the Companions of the Right: what of the Companions of the Right?
56:9  the Companions of the Left: what of the Companions of the Left?
56:10  and the Forerunners, the Forerunners.
56:11  Those are the Ones Brought Near
56:12  in Gardens of Delight.
56:13  A large group of the earlier people
56:14  but few of the later ones.
56:15  On sumptuous woven couches,
56:16  reclining on them face to face.
56:17  There will circulate among them, ageless youths,
56:18  carrying goblets and decanters and a cup from a flowing spring —
56:19  it does not give them any headache nor does it leave them stupefied.
56:20  And any fruit they specify
56:21  and any bird-meat they desire.
56:22  And dark-eyed maidens
56:23  like hidden pearls.
56:24  As recompense for what they did.
56:25  They will hear no prattling in it nor any word of wrong.
56:26  All that is said is, ´Peace! Peace!´
56:27  And the Companions of the Right: what of the Companions of the Right?
56:28  Amid thornless lote-trees
56:29  and fruit-laden acacias
56:30  and wide-spreading shade
56:31  and outpouring water
56:32  and fruits in abundance
56:33  never failing, unrestricted.
56:34  And on elevated couches
56:35  We have brought maidens into being
56:36  and made them purest virgins,
56:37  devoted, passionate, of like age,
56:38  for the Companions of the Right.
56:39  A large group of the earlier people
56:40  and a large group of the later ones.
56:41  And the Companions of the Left: what of the Companions of the Left?
56:42  Amid searing blasts and scalding water
56:43  and the murk of thick black smoke,
56:44  providing no coolness and no pleasure.
56:45  Before that they were living in luxury,
56:46  persisting in immense wrongdoing
56:47  and saying, ´When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised again
56:48  or our forefathers, the earlier peoples?´
56:49  Say: ´The earlier and the later peoples will certainly all be gathered
56:50  to the appointment of a specified Day.
56:51  Then you, you misguided, you deniers
56:52  will eat from the tree of Zaqqum,
56:53  filling your stomachs with it
56:54  and drink scalding water on top of it,
56:55  slurping like thirst-crazed camels.
56:56  This will be their hospitality on the Day of Judgment!´
56:57  We created you so why do you not confirm the truth?
56:58  Have you thought about the sperm that you ejaculate?
56:59  Is it you who create it or are We the Creator?
56:60  We have decreed death for you and We will not be forestalled
56:61  in replacing you with others the same as you and re-forming you in a way you know nothing about.
56:62  You have known the first formation, so will you not pay heed?
56:63  Have you thought about what you cultivate?
56:64  Is it you who make it germinate or are We the Germinator?
56:65  If We wished We could have made it broken stubble. You would then be left devoid of crops, distraught:
56:66  ´We are ruined,
56:67  in fact we are destitute!´
56:68  Have you thought about the water that you drink?
56:69  Is it you who sent it down from the clouds or are We the Sender?
56:70  If We wished We could have made it bitter, so will you not give thanks?
56:71  Have you thought about the fire that you light?
56:72  Is it you who make the trees that fuel it grow or are We the Grower?
56:73  We have made it to be a reminder and a comfort for travellers in the wild.
56:74  So glorify the name of your Lord, the Magnificent!
56:75  And I swear by the falling of the stars —
56:76  and that is a mighty oath if you only knew —
56:77  it truly is a Noble Qur´an
56:78  in a well protected Book.
56:79  No one may touch it except the purified.
56:80  Revelation sent down from the Lord of all the worlds.
56:81  Do you nonetheless regard this discourse with scorn
56:82  and think your provision depends on your denial of the truth?
56:83  Why then, when death reaches his throat
56:84  and you are at that moment looking on —
56:85  and We are nearer him than you but you cannot see —
56:86  why then, if you are not subject to Our command,
56:87  do you not send it back if you are telling the truth?
56:88  But the truth is that if he is one of Those Brought Near,
56:89  there is solace and sweetness and a Garden of Delight.
56:90  And if he is one of the Companions of the Right,
56:91  ´Peace be upon you!´ from the Companions of the Right
56:92  And if he is one of the misguided deniers,
56:93  there is hospitality of scalding water
56:94  and roasting in the Blazing Fire.
56:95  This is indeed the Truth of Certainty.
56:96  So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Magnificent!