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Sura 56

Surah 56. The Event, The Inevitable Event

56:1. When the Inevitable Event cometh to pass,
56:2. Then no (soul) will entertain falsehood concerning its coming.
56:3. (Many) will it bring low; (many) will it exalt (Matt. 23:12);
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? (Matthew 25:31-40)
56:9. And the Companions of the Left Hand,- what will be the Companions of the Left Hand? (Matthew 25:41-46)
56:10. And those Foremost (in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter).
56:11. These will be those Nearest to "I AM":
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),
56:18. With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains:
56:19. No hang-over 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,-
56:38. 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 - Luke 16:19-26),
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 the fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of evil.
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 inhabitants 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 testimony if ye but knew,-
56:77. That this is indeed a Koran Most Honourable,
56:78. In a 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 ye 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 your claim of Independence)?
56:88. Thus, then, if he be of those Nearest to "I AM",
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 Certainty.
56:96. So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, The Supreme.

JAH

 

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