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Did you notice?
88:1  Has the story of the Pall ever reached you?
88:2  Some faces will be downcast on that day,
88:3  laboring, toiling.
88:4  They will roast in a scorching fire;
88:5  offered a boiling spring to drink from,
88:6  they will have no food except some cactus
88:7  which will neither fatten (them) nor satisfy their hunger.
88:8  Other faces will be blissful on that day,
88:9  pleased with their effort,
88:10  (dwelling) in a lofty garden.
88:11  No loose talk will be heard in it.
88:12  There will be a flowing spring there;
88:13  by it couches will be raised up,
88:14  glasses set in place,
88:15  cushions lined up
88:16  and carpets spread around.
88:17  Do they not consider how camels have been created?
88:18  Nor how the sky has been lifted up?
88:19  Nor how the mountains have been erected?
88:20  Nor even how the earth has been flattened out?
88:21  So remind: you need only to remind!
88:22  You are no taskmaster set up over them,
88:23  except for someone who turns away and disbelieves;
88:24  God will punish him with the worst torment.
88:25  Toward Us lies their retreat;
88:26  then their reckoning will fall on Us.