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83:1  Woe to the stinters
83:2  who, when others measure for them, exact in full,
83:3  but who, when they measure or weigh for others, defraud them.
83:4  Do such people not think that they will be raised to life
83:5  on a great day,
83:6  the day when all mankind shall stand before the Lord of all the worlds?
83:7  No indeed! The record of the transgressors is in SijjÄ«n.
83:8  Would that you knew what SijjÄ«n is!
83:9  It is a record inscribed.
83:10  Woe on that day to the unbelievers
83:11  who deny the Day of Judgement.
83:12  None denies it but the guilty aggressors, the evildoers,
83:13  who, when Our revelations are recited to them, cry: 'Fables of the ancients!'
83:14  No indeed! Their own deeds have cast a layer of rust over their hearts.
83:15  No indeed! On that day they shall be shut out from their Lord.
83:16  They shall enter the blazing fire,
83:17  and will be told: 'This is [the reality] which you denied!'
83:18  But the record of the righteous is in `IlliyÅ«n.
83:19  Would that you knew what `IlliyÅ«n is!
83:20  It is a record inscribed,
83:21  witnessed by those who are closest to God.
83:22  The righteous will surely be in bliss.
83:23  [Reclining] on couches, they will look around them.
83:24  In their faces you shall mark the glow of bliss.
83:25  They will be given to drink of a pure-drink, securely sealed,
83:26  with a seal of musk, for this let the strivers emulously strive.
83:27  It is a drink mixed with the waters of TasnÄ«m,
83:28  a fountain at which those who are closest to God will drink.
83:29  Those who are given to sinful practices scoff at the faithful
83:30  and wink at one another as they pass by them.
83:31  When they go back to their folk they speak of them with jests,
83:32  and when they see them they say: 'These have indeed gone astray!'
83:33  Yet they have not been assigned the mission of being their guardians.
83:34  So on this Day [of Judgement] the faithful will laugh at the unbelievers,
83:35  as they recline upon their couches and look around them.
83:36  Shall the unbelievers be requited for what they were wont to do?