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al-Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming, The Overwhelming Calamity, The Pall)
as rendered by Hamid S. Aziz
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Hamid S. Aziz rendition of Surah The Overwhelming, The Overwhelming Calamity, The Pall(al-Ghashiyah)
88:1 Has the story reached you, of the overwhelming?
88:2 Some faces on that day shall be humbled,
88:3 Toiling, weary,
88:4 While they broil upon a burning Fire;
88:5 While they drink from a boiling spring!
88:6 No food shall they have save from the bitter Dhari,
88:7 Which shall not nourish nor avail against hunger!
88:8 Other faces on that day shall be joyful,
88:9 Content with their past endeavours,
88:10 In a lofty (sublime) Garden
88:11 Wherein they shall hear no foolish word;
88:12 Wherein is a flowing fountain;
88:13 Wherein are Thrones (of dignity) raised on high,
88:14 And goblets set down ready,
88:15 And cushions arranged,
88:16 And carpets spread!
88:17 Do they not look then at the camel, how she is created?
88:18 And at the heaven how it is raised high?
88:19 And at the mountains how they are set firm?
88:20 And at the earth how it is spread out?
88:21 Therefore, remind them: for you are only one to remind;
88:22 you are not in authority over them;
88:23 But such as turns his back and disbelieves,
88:24 Him will Allah punish with the greatest torment.
88:25 Verily, unto us is their return,
88:26 And, verily, for Us is their accounting!


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