The Inevitableal-Waqi'ah

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

1When the Inevitable occurs.

2Of its occurrence, there is no denial.

3Bringing low, raising high.

4When the earth is shaken with a shock.

5And the mountains are crushed and crumbled.

6And become scattered dust.

7And you become three classes.

8Those on the Right—what of those on the Right?

9And those on the Left—what of those on the Left?

10And the forerunners, the forerunners.

11These are the nearest.

12In the Gardens of Bliss.

13A group from the ancients.

14And a few from the latecomers.

15On jeweled thrones.

16Reclining on them, facing one another.

17Circulating among them will be eternalized youth.

18With goblets, pitchers, and a cup from a flowing spring.

19Causing them neither headache nor intoxication.

20And fruits of their choice.

21And the meat of birds as they desire.

22And lovely companions.

23The likenesses of pristine pearls.

24A reward for what they used to do.

25In it they will hear no nonsense and no accusations.

26But only the greeting: “Peace, peace.”

27And those on the Right—what of those on the Right?

28In lush orchards.

29And sweet-smelling plants.

30And extended shade.

31And outpouring water.

32And abundant fruit.

33Never out of season, and never forbidden.

34And elevated mattresses.

35We created them of unique creation.

36And made them virgins.

37Tender and un-aging.

38For those on the Right.

39Many from those of old.

40And many from the latecomers.

41And those on the Left—what of those on the Left?

42Amid scorching wind and boiling water.

43And a shade of black smoke.

44Neither cool nor refreshing.

45Before that, they lived in luxury.

46And they persisted in immense wrongdoing.

47And they used to say, “When we are dead and become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?

48And our ancestors of old?”

49Say, “Those of old and those of later times.

50Will be gathered for the appointment of a familiar Day.”

51Then you, O misguided deniers.

52Will be eating from the Tree of Bitterness.

53Will be filling your bellies with it.

54Will be drinking on top of it boiling water.

55Drinking as parched camels drink.

56This is their hospitality on the Day of Retribution.

57We created you—if only you would believe!

58Have you seen what you ejaculate?

59Is it you who create it, or are We the Creators?

60We mandated death among you, and We will not be surpassed.

61In replacing you with your likes, and transforming you into what you do not know.

62You have known the first formation. Then why do you not reflect?

63Have you seen what you cultivate?

64Is it you who sow it, or are We the Sowers?

65If We will, We can turn it into rubble; then you will lament.

66“We are penalized.

67No—we have been deprived.”

68Have you seen the water that you drink?

69Is it you who sent it down from the clouds, or are We the senders?

70If We will, We can make it bitter. So why are you not thankful?

71Have you seen the fire you kindle?

72Is it you who produce its tree, or are We the Producers?

73We made it a reminder, and comfort for the users.

74So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Great.

75I swear by the positions of the stars.

76And it is a tremendous oath—if you only knew.

77It is a Noble Quran.

78In a well-protected Book.

79None can grasp it except the purified.

80A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

81Is it this discourse that you take so lightly?

82And you make it your livelihood to deny it?

83So when it has reached the throat.

84While you are looking on.

85We are closer to it than you are, but you cannot see.

86Why, then, if you are unconstrained.

87You do not bring it back, if you are truthful?

88But if he is one of those brought near.

89Then happiness, and fragrance, and Garden of Delights.

90And if he is among those on the Right.

91Then, “Peace upon you,” from those on the Right.

92But if he is among the deniers, the mistaken.

93Then a welcome of Inferno.

94And burning in Hell.

95This is the absolute truth.

96So glorify the Name of your Lord, the Magnificent.