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English translation of
Holy Quran
English translation by Yusuf Ali
taken from http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/
Arabic text taken from
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/7702/menu.html

056 : The Event

56:1
When the Event inevitable cometh to pass,

56:2
Then will no (soul) entertain falsehood concerning its coming.

56:3
(Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt;

56:4
When the earth shall be shaken to its depths,

56:5
And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms,

56:6
Becoming dust scattered abroad,

56:7
And ye shall be sorted out into three classes.

56:8
Then (there will be) the Companions of the Right Hand;- What will be the Companions of the Right Hand?

56:9
And the Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?

56:10
And those Foremost (in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter).

56:11
These will be those Nearest to Allah:

56:12
In Gardens of Bliss:

56:13
A number of people from those of old,

56:14
And a few from those of later times.

56:15
(They will be) on Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones),

56:16
Reclining on them, facing each other.

56:17
Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness),

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With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains:

56:19
No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication:

56:20
And with fruits, any that they may select:

56:21
And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire.

56:22
And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes,-

56:23
Like unto Pearls well-guarded.

56:24
A Reward for the deeds of their past (life).

56:25
Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,-

56:26
Only the saying, "Peace! Peace".

56:27
The Companions of the Right Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Right Hand?

56:28
(They will be) among Lote-trees without thorns,

56:29
Among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another,-

56:30
In shade long-extended,

56:31
By water flowing constantly,

56:32
And fruit in abundance.

56:33
Whose season is not limited, nor (supply) forbidden,

56:34
And on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high.

56:35
We have created (their Companions) of special creation.

56:36
And made them virgin - pure (and undefiled), -

56:37
Beloved (by nature), equal in age,-

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For the Companions of the Right Hand.

56:39
A (goodly) number from those of old,

56:40
And a (goodly) number from those of later times.

56:41
The Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand?

56:42
(They will be) in the midst of a Fierce Blast of Fire and in Boiling Water,

56:43
And in the shades of Black Smoke:

56:44
Nothing (will there be) to refresh, nor to please:

56:45
For that they were wont to be indulged, before that, in wealth (and luxury),

56:46
And persisted obstinately in wickedness supreme!

56:47
And they used to say, "What! when we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised up again?-

56:48
"(We) and our fathers of old?"

56:49
Say: "Yea, those of old and those of later times,

56:50
"All will certainly be gathered together for the meeting appointed for a Day well-known.

56:51
"Then will ye truly,- O ye that go wrong, and treat (Truth) as Falsehood!-

56:52
"Ye will surely taste of the Tree of Zaqqum.

56:53
"Then will ye fill your insides therewith,

56:54
"And drink Boiling Water on top of it:

56:55
"Indeed ye shall drink like diseased camels raging with thirst!"

56:56
Such will be their entertainment on the Day of Requital!

56:57
It is We Who have created you: why will ye not witness the Truth?

56:58
Do ye then see?- The (human Seed) that ye throw out,-

56:59
Is it ye who create it, or are We the Creators?

56:60
We have decreed Death to be your common lot, and We are not to be frustrated

56:61
from changing your Forms and creating you (again) in (forms) that ye know not.

56:62
And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?

56:63
See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground?

56:64
Is it ye that cause it to grow, or are We the Cause?

56:65
Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder, and ye would be left in wonderment,

56:66
(Saying), "We are indeed left with debts (for nothing):

56:67
"Indeed are we shut out (of the fruits of our labour)"

56:68
See ye the water which ye drink?

56:69
Do ye bring it down (in rain) from the cloud or do We?

56:70
Were it Our Will, We could make it salt (and unpalatable): then why do ye not give thanks?

56:71
See ye the Fire which ye kindle?

56:72
Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire, or do We grow it?

56:73
We have made it a memorial (of Our handiwork), and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts.

56:74
Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme!

56:75
Furthermore I call to witness the setting of the Stars,-

56:76
And that is indeed a mighty adjuration if ye but knew,-

56:77
That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,

56:78
In Book well-guarded,

56:79
Which none shall touch but those who are clean:

56:80
A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

56:81
Is it such a Message that ye would hold in light esteem?

56:82
And have ye made it your livelihood that ye should declare it false?

56:83
Then why do ye not (intervene) when (the soul of the dying man) reaches the throat,-

56:84
And ye the while (sit) looking on,-

56:85
But We are nearer to him than ye, and yet see not,-

56:86
Then why do ye not,- If you are exempt from (future) account,-

56:87
Call back the soul, if ye are true (in the claim of independence)?

56:88
Thus, then, if he be of those Nearest to Allah,

56:89
(There is for him) Rest and Satisfaction, and a Garden of Delights.

56:90
And if he be of the Companions of the Right Hand,

56:91
(For him is the salutation), "Peace be unto thee", from the Companions of the Right Hand.

56:92
And if he be of those who treat (Truth) as Falsehood, who go wrong,

56:93
For him is Entertainment with Boiling Water.

56:94
And burning in Hell-Fire.

56:95
Verily, this is the Very Truth and Certainly.

56:96
So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme.

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