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al-Haqqah (The Reality, The Inevitable)
as rendered by Rashad Khalifa
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Rashad Khalifa rendition of Surah The Reality, The Inevitable(al-Haqqah)
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69:1 The incontestable (event).
69:2 What an incontestable (event)!
69:3 It is truly incontestable.
69:4 Thamoud and `Aad disbelieved in the Shocker.
69:5 As for Thamoud, they were annihilated by the devastating (quake).
69:6 As for `Aad, they were annihilated by a persistent, violent storm
69:7 He unleashed it upon them for seven nights and eight days, violently. You could see the people tossed around like decayed palm trunks.
69:8 Can you find any trace of them?
69:9 Pharaoh, others before him, and the sinners (of Sodom) were wicked.
69:10 They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord. Consequently, He requited them a devastating requital.
69:11 The flood was devastating, so we carried you on the floating (ark).
69:12 We rendered it a lesson for you, that any listening ear may understand.
69:13 When the horn is blown once
69:14 The earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.
69:15 That is the day when the inevitable event will come to pass.
69:16 The heaven will crack, and fall apart.
69:17 The angels will be all around, and Your Lord's dominion will then encompass eight (universes).
69:18 On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden
69:19 As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say, "Come read my record.
69:20 "I did believe that I was going to be held accountable."
69:21 He has deserved a happy life.
69:22 In an exalted Paradise
69:23 Its fruits are within reach.
69:24 Eat and drink happily in return for your works in days past.
69:25 As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, "Oh, I wish I never received my record
69:26 "I wish I never knew my account.
69:27 "I wish my death was eternal
69:28 "My money cannot help me.
69:29 "All my power is gone."
69:30 Take him and shackle him.
69:31 Burn him in Hell.
69:32 In a chain that is seventy arms long, tie him up.
69:33 For he did not believe in GOD, Most Great.
69:34 Nor did he advocate the feeding of the poor.
69:35 Consequently, he has no friend here.
69:36 Nor any food, except the bitter variety.
69:37 Food for the sinners.
69:38 I swear by what you see
69:39 And what you do not see.
69:40 This is the utterance of an honorable messenger.
69:41 Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.
69:42 Nor the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed.
69:43 A revelation from the Lord of the universe.
69:44 Had he uttered any other teachings.
69:45 We would have punished him.
69:46 We would have stopped the revelations to him.
69:47 None of you could have helped him.
69:48 This is a reminder for the righteous.
69:49 We know; some of you are rejectors.
69:50 It is but sorrow for the disbelievers.
69:51 It is the absolute truth.
69:52 Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, Most Great.


   


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