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al-Haqqah (The Reality, The Inevitable)
as rendered by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall
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M. M. Pickthall rendition of Surah The Reality, The Inevitable(al-Haqqah)
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69:1 The Reality!
69:2 What is the Reality?
69:3 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is!
69:4 (The tribes of) Thamud and A'ad disbelieved in the judgment to come.
69:5 As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.
69:6 And as for A'ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind,
69:7 Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees.
69:8 Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them?
69:9 And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error,
69:10 And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip.
69:11 Lo! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship
69:12 That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears (that heard the story) might remember.
69:13 And when the trumpet shall sound one blast
69:14 And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash,
69:15 Then, on that day will the Event befall.
69:16 And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail.
69:17 And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them.
69:18 On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden.
69:19 Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!
69:20 Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning.
69:21 Then he will be in blissful state
69:22 In a high garden
69:23 Whereof the clusters are in easy reach.
69:24 (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days.
69:25 But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book
69:26 And knew not what my reckoning!
69:27 Oh, would that it had been death!
69:28 My wealth hath not availed me,
69:29 My power hath gone from me.
69:30 (It will be said): Take him and fetter him
69:31 And then expose him to hell-fire
69:32 And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits.
69:33 Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous,
69:34 And urged not on the feeding of the wretched.
69:35 Therefor hath he no lover here this day,
69:36 Nor any food save filth
69:37 Which none but sinners eat.
69:38 But nay! I swear by all that ye see
69:39 And all that ye see not
69:40 That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger.
69:41 It is not poet's speech - little is it that ye believe!
69:42 Nor diviner's speech - little is it that ye remember!
69:43 It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
69:44 And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us,
69:45 We assuredly had taken him by the right hand
69:46 And then severed his life-artery,
69:47 And not one of you could have held Us off from him.
69:48 And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off (evil).
69:49 And lo! We know that some among you will deny (it).
69:50 And lo! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers.
69:51 And lo! it is absolute truth.
69:52 So glorify the name of thy Tremendous Lord.


   


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