[78.1] Whereof do they
question one another ?
[78.2] (It is) of the awful tidings,
[78.3] Concerning which they are in disagreement.
[78.4] Nay, but they will come to know!
[78.5] Nay, again, but they will come to know!
[78.6] Have We not made the earth an expanse,
[78.7] And the high hills bulwarks ?
[78.8] And We have created you in pairs,
[78.9] And have appointed your sleep for repose,
[78.10] And have appointed the night as a cloak,
[78.11] And have appointed the day for livelihood.
[78.12] And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),
[78.13] And have appointed a dazzling lamp,
[78.14] And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water,
[78.15] Thereby to produce grain and plant,
[78.16] And gardens of thick foliage.
[78.17] Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,
[78.18] A day when the trumpet is blown and ye come in
[78.19] And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,
[78.20] And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.
[78.21] Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,
[78.22] A home for the rebellious.
[78.23] They will abide therein for ages.
[78.24] Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink
[78.25] Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:
[78.26] Reward proportioned (to their evil deeds).
[78.27] For lo! they looked not for a reckoning;
[78.28] They called Our revelations false with strong denial.
[78.29] Everything have We recorded in a Book.
[78.30] So taste (of that which ye have earned). No increase do
We give you save of torment.
[78.31] Lo! for the duteous is achievement -
[78.32] Gardens enclosed and vineyards,
[78.33] And maidens for companions,
[78.34] And a full cup.
[78.35] There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying -
[78.36] Requital from thy Lord - a gift in payment -
[78.37] Lord of the heavens and the earth, and (all) that is
between them, the Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.
[78.38] On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed,
they speak not, saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who
[78.39] That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse
unto his Lord.
[78.40] Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man
will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the
disbeliever will cry: "Would that I were dust!"