هَلۡ أَتَىٰكَ حَدِيثُ ٱلۡغَٰشِيَةِ

(88: 1) Has the news of the overwhelming event reached you?1

وُجُوهٞ يَوۡمَئِذٍ خَٰشِعَةٌ

(88: 2) Some faces2 that Day shall be downcast with fear,

عَامِلَةٞ نَّاصِبَةٞ

(88: 3) be toiling and worn-out;

تَصۡلَىٰ نَارًا حَامِيَةٗ

(88: 4) they shall burn in a Scorching Fire;

تُسۡقَىٰ مِنۡ عَيۡنٍ ءَانِيَةٖ

(88: 5) their drink shall be from a boiling spring.

لَّيۡسَ لَهُمۡ طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِن ضَرِيعٖ

(88: 6) They shall have no food except bitter dry thorns3

لَّا يُسۡمِنُ وَلَا يُغۡنِي مِن جُوعٖ

(88: 7) that will neither nourish nor satisfy their hunger.

وُجُوهٞ يَوۡمَئِذٖ نَّاعِمَةٞ

(88: 8) On that very Day some faces shall be radiant with joy,

لِّسَعۡيِهَا رَاضِيَةٞ

(88: 9) well-pleased with their striving. 4

فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٖ

(88: 10) They will be in a lofty Garden

لَّا تَسۡمَعُ فِيهَا لَٰغِيَةٗ

(88: 11) wherein they shall hear no vain talk. 5

فِيهَا عَيۡنٞ جَارِيَةٞ

(88: 12) In it there shall be a flowing spring,

فِيهَا سُرُرٞ مَّرۡفُوعَةٞ

(88: 13) and couches raised high,

وَأَكۡوَابٞ مَّوۡضُوعَةٞ

(88: 14) and goblets laid out, 6

وَنَمَارِقُ مَصۡفُوفَةٞ

(88: 15) and cushions arrayed in rows,

وَزَرَابِيُّ مَبۡثُوثَةٌ

(88: 16) and rich carpets levelled out.

أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡإِبِلِ كَيۡفَ خُلِقَتۡ

(88: 17) Do (these unbelievers) not observe the camels: how they were created?

وَإِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ كَيۡفَ رُفِعَتۡ

(88: 18) And the sky: how it was raised high?

وَإِلَى ٱلۡجِبَالِ كَيۡفَ نُصِبَتۡ

(88: 19) And the mountains: how they were fixed?

وَإِلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ كَيۡفَ سُطِحَتۡ

(88: 20) And the earth: how it was spread out?7

فَذَكِّرۡ إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٞ

(88: 21) So render good counsel, for you are simply required to counsel,

لَّسۡتَ عَلَيۡهِم بِمُصَيۡطِرٍ

(88: 22) and are not invested with the authority to compel them. 8

إِلَّا مَن تَوَلَّىٰ وَكَفَرَ

(88: 23) But whoever will turn away (from the Truth),

فَيُعَذِّبُهُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡعَذَابَ ٱلۡأَكۡبَرَ

(88: 24) Allah will chastise him with the most terrible chastisement.

إِنَّ إِلَيۡنَآ إِيَابَهُمۡ

(88: 25) Surely to Us is their return;

ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيۡنَا حِسَابَهُم

(88: 26) and then it is for Us to call them to account.

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