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Did you notice?
88:1  Has the news of the Dominating Event reached you
88:2  Some faces on that Day will be downcast
88:3  Laboring, exhausted. (They were in motion without action. They toiled without clear direction)
88:4  As they enter a sizzling Fire
88:5  Given to drink from a spring of burning anguish
88:6  No food for them but the bitterness of dry thorns (that they scattered to hurt others during their wayward journey through life)
88:7  Which nourishes not, nor relieves hunger
88:8  On that Day some faces will shine with Bliss
88:9  Happy with the fruit of their effort
88:10  In a Garden exalted in honor
88:11  Wherein you hear not senseless speech
88:12  Therein is an ever-flowing Spring of Grace (76:16-17)
88:13  Therein are thrones of honor
88:14  And shiny glasses set at hand
88:15  And cushions set in rows
88:16  And silken carpets spread out
88:17  Will they not, then, look at: the water-laden clouds, how they are made? (15:22)
88:18  - And at the sky, how it is raised high? (Without visible pillars (13:2))
88:19  - And at the mountains, how they are entrenched
88:20  - And at the earth, how it is spread out? (That you do not even feel the sphere, nor feel its speedy rotations (31:10), (39:5), (79:28-30))
88:21  (This is some evidence, O Messenger!) Remind them, for you are one to remind
88:22  You are not a task master over them
88:23  But whoever turns away and denies the Truth
88:24  Allah will requite him with a great requital
88:25  Behold, unto Us is their return
88:26  Then it is for Us to call them to account