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56:1  When the Inevitable Event takes place,
56:2  then no one can deny it has come.
56:3  It will debase ˹some˺ and elevate ˹others˺.
56:4  When the earth will be violently shaken,
56:5  and the mountains will be crushed to pieces,
56:6  becoming scattered ˹particles of˺ dust,
56:7  you will ˹all˺ be ˹divided into˺ three groups:
56:8  the people of the right, how ˹blessed˺ will they be;
56:9  the people of the left, how ˹miserable˺ will they be;
56:10  and the foremost ˹in faith˺ will be the foremost ˹in Paradise˺.
56:11  They are the ones nearest ˹to Allah˺,
56:12  in the Gardens of Bliss.
56:13  ˹They will be˺ a multitude from earlier generations
56:14  and a few from later generations.
56:15  ˹All will be˺ on jewelled thrones,
56:16  reclining face to face.
56:17  They will be waited on by eternal youths
56:18  with cups, pitchers, and a drink ˹of pure wine˺ from a flowing stream,
56:19  that will cause them neither headache nor intoxication.
56:20  ˹They will also be served˺ any fruit they choose
56:21  and meat from any bird they desire.
56:22  And ˹they will have˺ maidens with gorgeous eyes,
56:23  like pristine pearls,
56:24  ˹all˺ as a reward for what they used to do.
56:25  There they will never hear any idle or sinful talk—
56:26  only good and virtuous speech.
56:27  And the people of the right—how ˹blessed˺ will they be!
56:28  ˹They will be˺ amid thornless lote trees,
56:29  clusters of bananas,
56:30  extended shade,
56:31  flowing water,
56:32  abundant fruit—
56:33  never out of season nor forbidden—
56:34  and elevated furnishings.
56:35  Indeed, We will have perfectly created their mates,
56:36  making them virgins,
56:37  loving and of equal age,
56:38  for the people of the right,
56:39  ˹who will be˺ a multitude from earlier generations
56:40  and a multitude from later generations.
56:41  And the people of the left—how ˹miserable˺ will they be!
56:42  ˹They will be˺ in scorching heat and boiling water,
56:43  in the shade of black smoke,
56:44  neither cool nor refreshing.
56:45  Indeed, before this ˹torment˺ they were spoiled by luxury,
56:46  and persisted in the worst of sin.
56:47  They used to ask ˹mockingly˺, “When we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be resurrected?
56:48  And our forefathers as well?”
56:49  Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Most certainly, earlier and later generations
56:50  will surely be gathered ˹together˺ for the appointed Day.
56:51  Then you, O misguided deniers,
56:52  will certainly eat from ˹the fruit of˺ the trees of Zaqqûm,
56:53  filling up ˹your˺ bellies with it.
56:54  Then on top of that you will drink boiling water—
56:55  and you will drink ˹it˺ like thirsty camels do.”
56:56  This will be their accommodation on the Day of Judgment.
56:57  It is We Who created you. Will you not then believe ˹in resurrection˺?
56:58  Have you considered what you ejaculate?
56:59  Is it you who create ˹a child out of˺ it, or is it We Who do so?
56:60  We have ordained death for ˹all of˺ you, and We cannot be prevented
56:61  from transforming and recreating you in forms unknown to you.
56:62  You already know how you were first created. Will you not then be mindful?
56:63  Have you considered what you sow?
56:64  Is it you who cause it to grow, or is it We Who do so?
56:65  If We willed, We could simply reduce this ˹harvest˺ to chaff, leaving you to lament,
56:66  “We have truly suffered a ˹great˺ loss.
56:67  In fact, we have been deprived ˹of our livelihood˺.”
56:68  Have you considered the water you drink?
56:69  Is it you who bring it down from the clouds, or is it We Who do so?
56:70  If We willed, We could make it salty. Will you not then give thanks?
56:71  Have you considered the fire you kindle?
56:72  Is it you who produce its trees, or is it We Who do so?
56:73  We have made it ˹as˺ a reminder ˹of the Hellfire˺ and a provision for the travellers.
56:74  So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Greatest.
56:75  So I do swear by the positions of the stars—
56:76  and this, if only you knew, is indeed a great oath—
56:77  that this is truly a noble Quran,
56:78  in a well-preserved Record,
56:79  touched by none except the purified ˹angels˺.
56:80  ˹It is˺ a revelation from the Lord of all worlds.
56:81  How can you then take this message lightly,
56:82  and repay ˹Allah for˺ your provisions with denial?
56:83  Why then ˹are you helpless˺ when the soul ˹of a dying person˺ reaches ˹their˺ throat,
56:84  while you are looking on?
56:85  And We are nearer to such a person than you, but you cannot see.
56:86  Now, if you are not subject to Our Will ˹as you claim˺,
56:87  bring that soul back, if what you say is true.
56:88  So, if the deceased is one of those brought near ˹to Us˺,
56:89  then ˹such a person will have˺ serenity, fragrance, and a Garden of Bliss.
56:90  And if the deceased is one of the people of the right,
56:91  then ˹they will be told,˺ “Greetings to you from the people of the right.”
56:92  But if such person is one of the misguided deniers,
56:93  then their accommodation will be boiling water ˹to drink˺
56:94  and burning in Hellfire.
56:95  Indeed, this is the absolute truth.
56:96  So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Greatest.