The inevitable (of the Day of Resurrection)!
What is the inevitable?
And what will make you understand what the inevitable is?
Thamud and Ad people denied the calamity (the striking Hour of judgment)!
As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the awful cry!
As for Ad, they were destroyed by a furious violent wind,
which Allah imposed on them for 7 nights and 8 days in succession, so that you could see the people lying overthrown (destroyed) in it as if they were hollow trunks of date-palms!
Now, do you see any remnants of them?
And Pharaoh and those before him, and the cities overthrown (the people of Lot) who committed sin
and they disobeyed their Lord’s Messenger, so He seized them with a strong seize.
Surely! When the water rose beyond limits (Noah’s flood), We carried you people in the floating ship,
that We may make it an event of warning for you so that it may be understood by the retaining ears (in memory).
Then when the Trumpet will be blown with one blowing (first one)
and the earth with its mountains will be removed (from their places) and crushed with a single crushing,
then on that Day the great Event will befall,
and the heaven will split asunder, and for that Day it (heaven) will be frail and torn up.
And the angels will be on all sides and on that Day 8 angels will bear the Throne of your Lord above them.
That Day you will be brought to judgment (before your Lord), and not a secret of you will be hidden.
Then, as for the one who will be given its record (of deeds) in its right hand, will say: “Here! read my record!
Surely, I did believe that I shall meet my account!”
So he shall have a life of well-pleasing,
in a lofty Paradise,
with fruits in bunches which will be low and near at hand.
(It will be said him): “Eat and drink at ease, (this is the reward) for what you did sent on before in past days!”
But as for the one who will be given its record (of deeds) in its left hand, will say: “I wish that I had not been given my record (of deeds)
and that I had never known what my account was?
I wish if only it had been my end (death)!
My wealth has availed me nothing,
my power and arguments (to defend myself) have gone from me!”
(It will be said): “Seize him and fetter (with a chain around its neck),
then throw him in the blazing fire,
then fasten him with a chain of 70 cubits long!
Surely, he did not believe in Allah, the Great,
and did not urge on the feeding of the poor.
This Day he has neither a friend here,
nor any food except the filth from the washing of wounds,
which none will eat except the sinners.”
So, surely I swear by whatever you see,
and by whatever you don’t see,
that surely this is the word of an honored Messenger.
It is not the word of a poet, little is that you believe,
nor it is the word of a soothsayer, little is that you remember.
This is the revelation sent down from the Lord of the worlds.
Had he (Muhammad) forged false sayings concerning Us,
We certainly would have seized him by his right hand
then certainly would have cut off his life arter
and none of you could prevent (Us) from punishing him.
Surely this (Qur’an) is a reminder for the pious.
Surely We know that there are some among you who deny (the Qur’an)
and indeed it (this Qur’an) will be an anguish for the disbelievers.
Yet, it (this Qur’an) is an absolute truth with certainty.
So glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.