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Sura LVI Waqia, Or The Inevitable Event In The Holy Quran

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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 1. When the Event Inevitable Cometh to pass, 2. Then will no (soul) Entertain falsehood Concerning its coming. 3. (Many) will it bring low; (Many) will it exalt; 4. When the earth shall be Shaken to its depths, 5. And the mountains shall Be crumbled to atoms, 6. Becoming dust scattered abroad, 7. And ye shall be sorted out Into three classes. 8. Then (there will be) The Companions of The Right Hand;— What will be The Companions of The Right Hand? 9. And the Companions of The Left Hand,— What will be The Companions of The Left Hand? 10. And those Foremost (In Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter). 11. These will be Those Nearest to God: 12. In Gardens of Bliss: 13. A number of people From those of old, 14. And a few from those Of later times. 15. (They will be) on Thrones Encrusted (with gold And precious stones), 16. Reclining on them, Facing each other. 17. Round about them will (serve) Youths of perpetual (freshness), 18. With goblets, (shining) beakers, And cups (filled) out of Clear-flowing fountains: 19. No after-ache will they Receive therefrom, nor will they Suffer intoxication: 20. And with fruits, Any that they may select; 21. And the flesh of fowls, Any that they may desire. 22. And (there will be) Companions With beautiful, big, And lustrous eyes,— 23. Like unto Pearls Well-guarded. 24. A Reward for the Deeds Of their past (Life). 25. No frivolity will they Hear therein, nor any Taint of ill,— 26. Only the saying, "Peace! Peace". 27. The Companions of The Right Hand,— What will be The Companions of The Right Hand? 28. (They will be) among Lote-trees without thorns, 29. Among Ṭalḥ trees With flowers (or fruits) Piled one above another,— 30. In shade long-extended, 31. By water flowing constantly, 32. And fruit in abundance. 33. Whose season is not limited, Nor (supply) forbidden, 34. And on Thrones (of Dignity), Raised high. 35. We have created (their Companions) Of special creation. 36. And made them Virgin-pure (and undefiled),— 37. Beloved (by nature), Equal in age,— 38. For the Companions Of the Right Hand. 39. A (goodly) number From those of old, 40. And a (goodly) number From those of later times. 41. The Companions of The Left Hand,— What will be The Companions of The Left Hand? 42. (They will be) in the midst Of a fierce Blast of Fire And in Boiling Water, 43. And in the shades Of Black Smoke: 44. Nothing (will there be) To refresh, nor to please: 45. For that they were wont To be indulged, before that, In wealth (and luxury), 46. And persisted obstinately In wickedness supreme! 47. And they used to say, "What! when we die And become dust and bones, Shall we then indeed Be raised up again?— 48. "(We) and our fathers of old?" 49. Say: "Yea, those of old And those of later times, 50. "All will certainly be Gathered together for the meeting Appointed for a Day Well-known. 51. "Then will ye truly,— O ye that go wrong, And treat (Truth) as Falsehood!— 52. "Ye will surely taste Of the Tree of Zaqqūm. 53. "Then will ye fill Your insides therewith, 54. "And drink Boiling Water On top of it: 55. "Indeed ye shall drink Like diseased camels Raging with thirst!" 56. Such will be their entertainment On the Day of Requital! 57. It is We Who have Created you: why will ye Not witness the Truth? 58. Do ye then see?— The (human Seed) that Ye throw out,— 59. Is it ye who create it, Or are We the Creators? 60. We have decreed Death To be your common lot, And We are not To be frustrated 61. From changing your Forms And creating you (again) In (Forms) that ye know not. 62. And ye certainly know already The first form of creation: Why then do ye not Celebrate His praises? 63. See ye the seed that Ye sow in the ground? 64. Is it ye that cause it To grow, or are We The Cause? 65. Were it Our Will, We could crumble it To dry powder, and ye would Be left in wonderment, 66. (Saying), "We are indeed Left with debts (for nothing): 67. "Indeed are we shut out (Of the fruits of our labour)", 68. See ye the water Which ye drink? 69. Do ye bring it Down (In rain) from the Cloud Or do We? 70. Were it Our Will, We could make it Salt (and unpalatable): Then why do ye not Give thanks? 71. See ye the Fire Which ye kindle? 72. Is it ye who grow The tree which feeds The fire, or do We Grow it? 73. We have made it A memorial (of Our handiwork), And an article of comfort And convenience for The denizens of deserts. 74. Then celebrate with praises, The name of thy Lord, The Supreme! 75. Furthermore I call To witness the setting Of the Stars,— 76. And that is indeed A mighty adjuration If ye but knew,— 77. That this is indeed A Qur-ān most honourable, 78. In a Book well-guarded, 79. Which none shall touch But those who are clean: 80. A Revelation from the Lord Of the Worlds. 81. Is it such a Message That ye would hold In light esteem? 82. And have ye made it Your livelihood that ye Should declare it false? 83. Then why do ye not (Intervene) when (the soul Of the dying man) Reaches the throat,— 84. And ye the while (Sit) looking on,— 85. But We are nearer To him than ye, And yet see not,— 86. Then why do ye not,— If you are exempt From (future) account,— 87. Call back the soul, If ye are true (In your claim of Independence)? 88. Thus, then, if he Be of those Nearest to God, 89. (There is for him) Rest And Satisfaction, and A Garden of Delights. 90. And if he be Of the Companions of The Right Hand, 91. (For him is the salutation), "Peace be unto thee", From the Companions Of the Right Hand. 92. And if he be Of those who treat (Truth) as Falsehood, Who go wrong, 93. For him is Entertainment With Boiling Water, 94. And burning in Hell-Fire. 95. Verily, this is The Very Truth And Certainty. 96. So celebrate with praises The name of thy Lord, The Supreme.

Table of Contents

Sra I. Ftia, Or The Opening Chapter
Sra Ii. Baqara, Or The Heifer
Sra Iii. L-I-Imrn, Or The Family Of Imrn
Sra Iv. Nisa, Or The Women
Sra V. Mda, Or The Table Spread.
Sra Vi. Anm, Or Cattle
Sra Vii. Arf, Or The Heights
Sra Viii. Anfl, Or The Spoils Of War
Sra Ix. Tauba (Repentance) Or Barat (Immunity)
Sra X. Ynus, Or Jonah
Sra Xi. Hd (The Prophet Hd)
Sra Xii. Ysuf, Or Joseph
Sra Xiii. Rad Or Thunder
Sra Xiv. Ibrhm, Or Abraham
Sra Xv. Al-Hijr. Or The Rocky Tract
Sra Xvi. Nal Or The Bee
Sra Xvii. Ban Isr-L, Or The Children Of Israel.
Sra Xviii. Kahf, Or The Cave
Sra Xix. Maryam, Or Mary.
Sra Xx. -H (Mystic Letters, . H.)
Sra Xxi. Anbiya, Or The Prophets
Sra Xxii. Ajj, Or The Pilgrimage
Sra Xxiii. M-Minn
Sra Xxiv. Nr, Or Light
Sra Xxv. Furqn, Or The Criterion
Sra Xxvi. Shuara, Or The Poets
Sra Xxvii. Naml, Or The Ants
Sra Xxviii. Qaa, Or The Narration
Sra Xxix. Ankabt, Or The Spider
Sra Xxx. Rm, Or The Roman Empire.
Sra Xxxi. Luqmn (The Wise).
Sra Xxxii. Sajda, Or Adoration
Sra Xxxiii. Azb, Or The Confederates.
Sra Xxxiv. Sab, Or The City Of Sab
Sra Xxxv. Fir, Or The Originator Of Creation; Or Malka, Or The Angels
Sra Xxxvi. Y-Sn (Being Abbreviated Letters).
Sra Xxxvii. Fft, Or Those Ranged In Ranks.
Sra Xxxviii. D (Being One Of The Abbreviated Letters)
Sra Xxxix.: Zumar, Or The Crowds.
Sra Xl. M-Min, Or The Believer
Sra Xli. H-Mm (Abbreviated Letters), Or -Mm Sajda, Or Fuilat
Sra Xlii. Shr, Or Consultation
Sra Xliii.: Zukhruf, Or Gold Adornments.
Sra Xliv.: Dukhn, Or Smoke (Or Mist).
Sra Xlv. Jathiya, Or Bowing The Knee.
Sra Xlvi.: Aqf, Or Winding Sand-Tracts.
Sra Xlvii. Muammad (The Prophet).
Sra Xlviii. Fat- Or Victory.
Sra Xlix. Ujurt, Or The Inner Apartments.
Sra L. Qf.
Sra Li. Zriyt, Or The Winds That Scatter.
Sra Lii. R, Or The Mount.
Sra Liii. Najm, Or The Star.
Sra Liv. Qamar, Or The Moon.
Sra Lv. Ramn, Or (God) Most Gracious.
Sra Lvi. Wqia, Or The Inevitable Event.
Sra Lvii. Add, Or Iron.
Sra Lviii. Mujdila, Or The Woman Who Pleads.
Sra Lix. Ashr, Or The Gathering
Sra Lx. Mumtaana, Or The Woman To Be Examined.
Sra Lxi. Aff, Or Battle Array.
Sra Lxii. Jumua, Or The Assembly (Friday) Prayer
Sra Lxiii. Munfiqn, Or The Hypocrites.
Sra Lxiv. Tagbun, Or Mutual Loss And Gain.
Sra Lxv. Alq, Or Divorce.
Sra Lxvi. Tarm, Or Holding (Something) To Be Forbidden.
Sra Lxvii. Mulk, Or Dominion.
Sra Lxviii. Qalam, Or The Pen, Or Nn
Sra Lxix. Qqa, Or The Sure Reality.
Sra Lxx. Marij, Or The Ways Of Ascent.
Sra Lxxi. N, Or Noah.
Sra Lxxii. Jinn, Or The Spirits.
Sra Lxxiii. Muzzammil, Or Folded In Garments.
Sra Lxxiv. Muddaththir, Or One Wrapped Up.
Sra Lxxv. Qiymat, Or The Resurrection.
Sra Lxxvi. Dahr, Or Time, Or Insn, Or Man.
Sra Lxxvii. Mursalt, Or Those Sent Forth
Sra Lxxviii. Nabaa, Or The (Great) News
Sra Lxxix. Nzit, Or Those Who Tear Out.
Sra Lxxx. Abasa. Or He Frowned.
Sra Lxxxi. Takwr, Or The Folding Up.
Sra Lxxxii. Infir, Or The Cleaving Asunder.
Sra Lxxxiii. Taff, Or Dealing In Fraud.
Sra Lxxxiv. Inshiqq, Or The Rending Asunder.
Sra Lxxxv. Burj, Or The Zodiacal Signs
Sra Lxxxvi. Riq, Or The Night-Visitant
Sra Lxxxvii. Al, Or The Most High.
Sra Lxxxviii. Gshiya, Or The Overwhelming Event.
Sra Lxxxix. Fajr, Or The Break Of Day.
Sra Xc. Balad, Or The City
Sra Xci. Shams, Or The Sun.
Sra Xcii. Lail, Or The Night.
Sra Xciii. Dhuh, Or The Glorious Morning Light.
Sra Xciv. Inshir, Or The Expansion.
Sra Xcv. Tn, Or The Fig
Sra Xcvi. Iqraa, Or Read! Or Proclaim! Or Alaq, Or The Clot Of Congealed Blood
Sra Xcvii. Qadr, Or The Night Of Power (Or Honour).
Sra Xcviii. Baiyina, Or The Clear Evidence.
Sra Xcix. Zilzl, Or The Convulsion.
Sra C. Adiyt, Or Those That Run.
Sra Ci. Al-Qria, Or The Day Of Noise And Clamour.
Sra Cii. Takathur Or Piling Up.
Sra Ciii. Ar, Or Time Through The Ages.
Sra Civ. Humaza, Or The Scandal-Monger.
Sra Cv. Fl, Or The Elephant.
Sra Cvi. The Quraish, (Custodians Of The Kaba).
Sra Cvii. Mn, Or Neighbourly Needs.
Sra Cviii. Kauthar, Or Abundance.
Sra Cix. Kfirn, Or Those Who Reject Faith.
Sra Cx. Nar, Or Help.
Sra Cxi. Lahab, Or (The Father Of) Flame.
Sra Cxii. Ikhl, Or Purity (Of Faith).
Sra Cxiii. Falaq, Or The Dawn.
Sra Cxiv. Ns, Or Mankind.

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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Recitation of Surah Waqiah:"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = "" Companions of the right . . . and left hand. "That is, the blessed and the damned ; who may be thus distinguished here, because the books wherein their actions are registered will be delivered unto the right hands of the former and into the left hands of the latter, though the words translated right hand and left hand do also signify happiness and misery."- Sale, Baidhawi, Jalaluddin."Source: http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Wherry/Commentary4/ch56.htm"