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an-Naba` (The Tidings, The Announcement)
as rendered by Maulana Muhammad Ali
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Maulana Muhammad Ali rendition of Surah The Tidings, The Announcement(an-Naba`)
78:1 Of what do they ask one another?
78:2 Of the tremendous announcement
78:3 About which they differ.
78:4 Nay, they will soon know;
78:5 Nay, again, they will soon know.
78:6 Have We not made the earth an expanse
78:7 And the mountains as pegs?
78:8 And we have created you in pairs,
78:9 And made your sleep for rest,
78:10 And made the night a covering,
78:11 And made the day for seeking livelihood.
78:12 And We have made above you seven strong (bodies),
78:13 And made a shining lamp,
78:14 And We send down from the clouds water pouring forth in abundance,
78:15 That We may bring forth thereby grain and herbs,
78:16 And luxuriant gardens.
78:17 Surely the day of Decision is appointed --
78:18 The day when the trumpet is blown, so you come forth in hosts,
78:19 And the heaven is opened so it becomes as doors,
78:20 And the mountains are moved off, so they remain a semblance.
78:21 Surely hell lies in wait,
78:22 A resort for the inordinate,
78:23 Living therein for long years.
78:24 They taste not therein coolness nor drink,
78:25 But boiling and intensely cold water,
78:26 Requital corresponding.
78:27 Surely they feared not the reckoning,
78:28 And rejected Our messages, giving the lie (thereto).
78:29 And We have recorded everything in a book,
78:30 So taste, for We shall add to you naught but chastisement.
78:31 Surely for those who keep their duty is achievement,
78:32 Gardens and vineyards,
78:33 And youthful (companions), equals in age,
78:34 And a pure cup.
78:35 They hear not therein vain words, nor lying --
78:36 A reward from thy Lord, a gift sufficient;
78:37 The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Beneficent, they are not able to address Him.
78:38 The day when the spirit and the angels stand in ranks; none shall speak except he whom the Beneficent permits and he speaks aright.
78:39 That is the True Day, so whoever desires may take refuge with his Lord.
78:40 Truly We warn you of a chastisement near at hand -- the day when man will see what his hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will say: O would that I were dust!


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